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The Real Legend of Khutulun, the Undefeated Wrestling Princess of Mongolia

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Unlike Mulan who only exists in ancient Chinese folk tales, Mongolia has a real-life warrior princess named Khutulun who fought in wars alongside her father and remained undefeated in wrestling throughout her entire life.

Who is Khutulun?: Born around 1260, Khutulun, also known as Aigiarne, Aiyurug and Khotol Tsagaan, was the daughter of Kaidu Khan, cousin of Kublai Khan who would found China’s Yuan dynasty and great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan, according to South China Morning Post.

‘Mongolian Cowboy’ Doesn’t Speak English, But Slays a Country Classic to Perfection

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Enkh-Erdene, aka the “Mongolian Cowboy,” showed he had what it takes to be “The World’s Best” when he made jaws drop at his audition for the new CBS talent competition.

This was Enkh’s first time in the United States and he does not speak or understand English, but that didn’t stop him from performing George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.

Mongolia’s Women are Too Smart and Successful, Have Trouble Finding Suitable Husbands

Mongolia’s ever-growing “reverse gender gap” has resulted in many educated women complaining that there is a shortage of eligible men.

Caused by the efforts of local parents to prioritize investing in their daughters’ education over their sons, the phenomenon is almost uniquely Mongolian as it is the complete opposite of what is happening in many patriarchal countries.

What do Mongolians Actually Think of Disney’s ‘Mulan’?

As 2019 creeps ever nearer, so, too, does Disney’s live-action Mulan release dateThe company has so far chosen only one cast member — Liu Yi Fei as the titular lead, Mulan — but more news is expected in the coming months.

Unlike the original 1998 release intended with American audiences in mind, the 2019 remake will do its best to appease both Western and Chinese viewers. This likely means that, in addition to having cast members speak both English and Mandarin proficiently, they’ll also change the story line to reflect more historical accuracy.

Why Mongolians Are Champions of Surviving Harsh Winters

We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, and for those of us living closer to the North and South Poles, it’s cold. Really, really cold. Of course, many of us have the privilege of sweaters, indoor heating, and Asian blankets, so we can’t truly complain about how cold it is (like that’s going to stop us).

But not all methods of battling the bitter cold are equal, and many societies adapted to harsh climates in their own unique way. Never has this been more true than in Mongolia, with its traditionally nomadic people dotting its vast, expansive landscapes for centuries.

Mongolia Releases Trailer for Very First Animated Movie ‘Genghis Khan’

After five years of development, the first trailer for the upcoming “Genghis Khan” animated movie from Mongolian filmmakers, Ocean Pictures, has arrived.

2D and 3D combined animation ‘Genghis Khan’ is the first Mongolian animation since film industry was established in Mongolia,” the studio posted on its Facebook page. “We are presenting ‘Genghis Khan’ animation based on the ‘Secret History of Mongolia’ under the auspices of the President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa.”

Mongolia’s New President Is a Badass Judo Expert and Olympic Gold-Winning Coach

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Maybe Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a chance at the Oval Office after all.

On July 7th, Mongolians elected their new president, Khaltmaa Battulga, after the most divisive election in the country’s history, according to the Washington Post. Battulga has previously served as a member of parliament since 2004, being re-elected in 2008 and 2012. He is also a world champion in Sambo and is responsible for leading Mongolia to its first ever gold medal win in Judo in the 2008 Summer Olympics.