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The similarities between Mark Zuckerberg and Genghis Khan are uncanny:

  1. Genghis Khan was born in the Mongolian plains in 1162 - not far from the current capital Ulaanbaatar.  Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains in 1984 - not far from world media capital New York City.  
  2. Genghis Khan became leader of his tribe at the age of 12 and began plotting world domination. Mark Zuckerberg became leader of his middle school Coders Club at the age of 12 and began planning world domination. 
  3. Genghis Khan committed a questionable act by killing his half-brother, Bekhter, during a fight which resulted from a dispute over hunting spoils. This incident cemented his position as head of the household.  Mark Zuckerberg committed a questionable act of killing Facebook predecessor ConnectU by mimicking its features and took all the spoils.  This incident cemented Facebook as the leading social network at Harvard.
  4. Genghis Khan used his cunning to unite the warring Naimans, Merkits, Uyghurs, Tatars, Mongols, and Keraits. Mark Zuckerberg used his cunning to unite college kids, parents, businesses across national borders, many of whom had been experiencing culture wars.
  5. Employing ruthless tactics, Genghis Khan conquered a vast geographic empire that stretched from Asia to Africa.  Employing ruthless tactics, Mark Zuckerberg conquered a vast prosumer empire that includes millions of Asians and Africans.
  6. Genghis Khan was tolerant of the varying religious views of the people he ruled.  Mark Zuckerberg is tolerant of the varying religious views of people that follow Facebook's rules.
  7. Genghis Khan decreed the adoption of the Uyghur script as the Mongol Empire's writing system.  Mark Zuckerberg decreed the adoption of Facebook Connect and then Open Graph as the web's sharing system.
  8. The Mongol Empire was governed by a civilian code, called the Yassa, created by Genghis Khan.  The Facebook Empire is governed by a civilian code called Facebook's Terms of Service, written by Mark Zuckerberg.
  9. In Iraq and Iran, Genghis Khan is almost universally viewed as a destructive and genocidal warlord who caused enormous damage to the population of these areas.  In Iraq and Iran, Mark Zuckerberg is viewed as a destructive and genocidal proponent of secularism and transparency who caused many awkward family dinner parties in these areas.
  10. Despite his personality flaws (extreme violence and ego), Genghis Khan was VERY popular with the ladies of the 1100's.  Despite his personality flaws (extreme nerdiness and ego), Mark Zuckerberg is VERY popular with the ladies of the 2000's. - Some things just never change.
Mark Zuckerberg should take a DNA test because all of the evidence points to him being a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, the world conqueror.

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