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Genghis Kahn's mother was a Christian.

Ethiopia still follows the Julian calendar (introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C.). Consequently, in Ethiopia, it is now 1993. New Year's Day 1993, 1 Meskerem 1993, fell on Sept. 11, 2000.

The Greek National Anthem has 158 verses.

Horseshoe crabs are neither decopod nor crustacean, but rather grouped in their own class (merostomata), which is more closely related to the arachnids. Some would say they are mammals.

"Glaikit" is a Scottish word for "ugly" or "foolish."

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