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Iceland Is So Inbred It Needs a Website to Avoid Incest
Gizmodo ^ | Feb 6, 2012

Posted on 02/11/2012 9:52:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

When your society has inhabited a small, remote island for countless generations and boasts a population of only 300,000, the odds of having sex with a relative are significant. Luckily, Icelanders now have a handy tool to avoid family-sex.

Íslendingabók—meaning "book of Icelanders"—is an online incest avoidance search engine. Plug in your name and that of a potential mate, and the site searches a genealogical database to see how closely you're related. It's likely that you'll have some overlap many generations back—in which case you're probably safe from mutant children. But if you share great-grandparents, you might want to reconsider your Nordic hookup.

But there's a twist! As GlobalPost reports, new research says sexing with a distant cousin is actually beneficial for fertility, as your genes are more comptable than someone from the other side of the planet. So, avoid creepy incest, but seek out good incest. Iceland—constantly at the top of quality of life lists, and an easy place to sleep with an attractive cousin. [GlobalPost via TNW]


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; History; Society
KEYWORDS: bjork; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; iceland; napl
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To: martin_fierro; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Slings and Arrows.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


101 posted on 02/20/2012 6:50:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: rightly_dividing
And on arrival in colonial-period America, the arrivals either learned how to get along, departed into the deep woods far from anybody else (where they would often get killed by Indians), or died. The New World was a good place for genetic pruning: traits that didn't help you survive were eliminated.
102 posted on 02/20/2012 7:01:00 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The age of consent for sexual intercourse in Iceland is 14. Just saying.


103 posted on 02/20/2012 7:27:18 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: Apollo5600

i had the same thing happen once...

I was at a family wedding and saw the most beautiful girl i had ever seen...

It turned out to be my cousin, who I had not seen since she was 9 (this was now age 19)


104 posted on 02/20/2012 11:11:44 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm thinking Oklahoma and Arkansas need one of these websites. (as soon as they lean how to use a computer)
105 posted on 02/20/2012 11:58:55 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: CholeraJoe

How many of the 14-year-olds have fathers with shotguns?


106 posted on 02/20/2012 12:45:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: donmeaker

in Russian “-ova” means daughter of, ivich mean son of.


107 posted on 02/20/2012 3:48:01 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Slings and Arrows

ICELAND: 300,000 people; twelve last names


108 posted on 02/21/2012 2:09:47 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: pabianice

Technically no last names; it’s all Somebody Someonesson or Someone Somebodiesdottir.


109 posted on 02/21/2012 2:30:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“there was no room in his nearly imbecile mind for more than childish superstition, insane pride of birth, and an interest in court etiquette.”


110 posted on 02/21/2012 3:51:19 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Sounds like somebody we know, doesn’t it?


111 posted on 02/21/2012 4:01:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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