Here is a bit of hypothetical statistical nonsense for you to ponder on. My number is 4,194,304 which I believe is 2 to the power 22. In mid 16th century at the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I There was an estimated population in England and Wales of around 4 million people. In studying my own genealogy and assuming that a generation is 20 years and that for each generation back we double our ancestors, then, and this is the big assumption..... 22 generations back and I have 4,194,304 ancestors, about the same as the population of England and Wales; which means I could be related to everyone alive in England and Wales in mid 16th century INCLUDING Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Go ponder ..... Whoops, I obviously had a memory lapse and have already posted something similar although my 2 to the power 22 seems to have changed. Never mind, you get the point. Damned creeping senility must be setting in.