The Spartans were so rich that no one needed to work
Ancient Sparta in the classical era was an extremely wealthy state.
Mainly due to their conquests and dominance over the neighboring people of the helots.
When a Spartan boy came of age and became a man,
the Spartan state provided him with a state agricultural land plot, and also allocated helot slaves to him,
who were engaged in agriculture on this plot.
In essence, this turned every citizen of Sparta into
a wealthy member of the ordinary upper class. Therefore, they did not have to work to earn money.
Only 6 people died in the Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London in 1666, apparently started by a baker’s oven,
caused great damage throughout London. However,
despite the destruction of more than 13,500 buildings
and the forced evacuation of 80 thousand people,
he, fortunately, claimed the lives of only 6 Londoners.
Genghis Khan created one of the first international postal systems
One of the reasons why the Great Khan’s Mongol army was so deadly was because
of its mobile and flexible structure, as well as its vast communication capabilities.
One of his first decrees as khan was the establishment of a horse-drawn courier service called Yam.
The Yam system grew into a military postal service spanning many frontiers,
with a network of post houses and way stations throughout his empire.
Every 200th person is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan
The Mongol emperor was famous for having many children. At least 11 for sure.
In 2003, scientists conducted a study that showed that one in 200 men had the same
Y chromosome as the Mongol conqueror.
It may not seem like much, but keep in mind that there are approximately 3.7 billion men on our planet.
Thus, about 19 million people on Earth are descendants of the Great Khan.
The Circus Maximus in Rome is still the largest sports arena ever built.
It was used for the execution of prisoners such as Christians and Jews as part of the Roman Triumph,
as well as for chariot races.
Historians believe that the Great Circus could accommodate from 150 to 250 thousand spectators at the same time.
This means that it could hold more spectators than the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea,
the largest stadium in the world, which can seat approximately 114,000 people