Ryan Thomason

5 Things You Should Know About _____

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What’s this? A New Feature? What is it we think you should know about in our first article for this series? A country that has always held a deep fascination for me. Mongolia.

1. It is the largest landlocked nation in the world. If you’ve ever wanted something that will stump even the snarkiest of pocket intellectuals now you’ve got your atomic bomb to drop on that douche bag.

2. It may have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones. Roy Chapman Andrews made the first discovery of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi. His exploits have been said to have inspired the creation of Indiana Jones as a character and movie.

3. Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city has a bunch of weird facts. Not only is it home to about 45% of the 2.75 million population, it actually used to be a Nomadic city and moved up to three times a year

4. The worlds greatest Conqueror Temüjin (Ghengis Kahn) in 1206 Created the Mongol Empire Conquering from Asia to as far west as Poland, his Empire Encompassed 22% of the total land area in the world.

5. Tuvan Throat Singing

Boom. Mongolia. Bitches.

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