By 1222 Ghengis Khan conquored an empire four times as large as Alexander the Great and twice as large as the Roman Empire. This was the year he summoned a great Toaist philospher to his yurt. For many days they talked, the Chinese sage began to wonder why the great Khan had summoned him. Finally, Ghengis got to the point. After speaking of his conquests and the prophecies he had fulfilled, he asked the sage about the fabled Elixer of Immortality. The Chinese philosopher could only offer the conventional Toaist advice - that to live a long life one must abstain from sex. History reveals that Ghengis Khan did not follow this advice. It is estimated that one in every two hundred people in the world can trace their ancestry back to Khan.

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