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Relevant quote[edit]

I came across a very relevant quote by Raymond DetrezWikipedia's W.svg:

But since Bulgarian blood is 16 or 18% Thracian, as the Academician Anton Donchev said to the Dutch at the Hague, then why would Macedonian blood not contain at least the same percent of blood from the veins of Alexander the Great? It's exactly the same type of "continuity". Why should the Macedonian obsession with the Ancient Macedonians be more ridiculous than Bulgarian Thracomania or the cult of the Bulgars (the part of their blood that's in contemporary Bulgarians has also been given a measurement that is just as precise, but I forget what it is), the "founders of 12 countries"?
I would say this also applies to Dacians/Romanians, Hungarians/Huns, etc.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 12:34, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Sounds pretty hilarious. Does this mean that I am descended from Gaius Julius CivilisWikipedia's W.svg or from the guys that ambushed Publius Quinctilius VarusWikipedia's W.svg in the Teutoburger Wald? JorisEnter (talk) 12:52, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Given that they lived so long ago, most probably yes. But then so are millions of people from lots of countries/ethnic groups — like (probably) me.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 13:19, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

I think we have all encountered in real life the 'energy vampires' mentioned. (talk) 17:52, 11 January 2016 (UTC)


For reference: forum post blog post--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 08:13, 22 January 2016 (UTC)


Cardos, G., Stoian V., Miritoiu N., Comsa A., Kroll A., Voss S., Rodewald A., p. 246. "Computing the frequency of common point mutations of the present-day European population with the Thracian population has resulted that the Italian (7.9 %), the Alban (6.3 %) and the Greek (5.8 %) have shown a bias of closer genetic kinship with the Thracian individuals than the Romanian and Bulgarian individuals (only 4.2%)." The Italians have more genetically to do with Thracians than Romanians and Bulgarians.— Unsigned, by: [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] / [[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] / [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]]

I'll blame Spartacus for that. Flannan Isle (talk) 10:11, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
This used unclear random samples. The Thracians, like other Indo-European Balkan peoples, were largely separated with more "peasant" stock being of Mediterranean type while nobility was found to have a more northerly derived genetic component from the northeast Europe/steppe region.Userius (talk) 00:20, 12 September 2018 (UTC)