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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: Slings and Arrows
He actually looks like a democrat femi-nazi.

The mormon church is a great start for tracing your geneology and its free....Was able to trace one branch back to the 1700's but only one branch....its like you have 2 parents 4 grandparents 8 grandparents etc. so we are probably all related to each other far enough back and I'm ticked I didn't inherite the money or good looks of some of my ancestors, assumeing they had good looks...or money.

51 posted on 02/12/2012 2:06:54 AM PST by goat granny
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

As I read your post I was thinking that “Rain_Drop must be from upstate NY”. I checked your ‘about me’ page and as I suspected, there was the NY flag!

Let me guess, Hamilton, Delaware or Schoharie County? Please FReepmail if I’m close.

Thanks, let’s have lunch....panax


52 posted on 02/12/2012 2:13:06 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: goat granny
He actually looks like a democrat femi-nazi.

He had the IQ to be one, but they'd more likely use him as one of their living stage props.

53 posted on 02/12/2012 2:24:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL GG


54 posted on 02/12/2012 2:26:46 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Apollo5600

Well biblically speaking, first cousins could marry and I think a lot of state laws allow second cousins or more distant....so....ahem ;) (just kidding)


55 posted on 02/12/2012 2:30:46 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Typical Icelandic family.
56 posted on 02/12/2012 2:47:47 AM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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“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”

What a load of c%$!


57 posted on 02/12/2012 3:03:20 AM PST by Reaganez
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To: Darren McCarty

The third solution is to reopen the closed US Navy Air station at Keflavik and ship in about 10,000 single American sailors, Marines, and Airmen ;)


58 posted on 02/12/2012 3:13:10 AM PST by Levante
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To: Reaganez

“What a load of c%$!”

Exactly. What a perverted load of horsesh!t.

The “new research” must have been funded by Saudi Arabia, sick incestuous bastards.


59 posted on 02/12/2012 3:17:12 AM PST by Levante
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To: Krankor

Typical Icelandic folk music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddgyg_5FF_0


60 posted on 02/12/2012 3:46:24 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Island of Dr Moreau


61 posted on 02/12/2012 3:47:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: donmeaker
the Russians do something similar, with your middle name being derived from your parent’s first name, but with last names being inherited from the father.

It's not actually a "middle name," though it comes between the first and surname.

You are referring to the so-called "patronym" (i.e. "father's name").

Thus, the full name of Anna, the daughter of Ivan Kerensky Sr., would be (until marriage) Anna Ivanova Kerenskaya. Her brother, Ivan Jr., would have the full name Ivan Ivanovitch Kerensky.

Those full names would be the ones appearing in their official papers, but one is hardly ever called by one's full name. Rather, it is considered polite and respectful to use the first name AND patronym (but not the surname) in addressing another person with whom one is not (yet) on a first-name basis. Honorifics and titles like "Professor" or "Colonel" are then dropped. Only in adversarial and confrontational situations would one be addressed only by the surname.

Regards,

62 posted on 02/12/2012 3:53:36 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: Vigilanteman
It was common for a ship to show up off the coast of Ireland or Scotland. Officials would step off dockside and read the names of a list of families who were to report for transportation to America.

I was talking to my elderly uncle after my father passed away about my dad's temperment. Uncle told me that our family had been booted out of the old country for meaness. I guess there may have been some truth to that statement.

63 posted on 02/12/2012 4:01:39 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m sure there will be many willing to introduce new genetic material into the Icelandic genetic pool....all for the good Iceland, of course.


64 posted on 02/12/2012 4:04:41 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ha! Ha! That guy sounds like Ernest T. Bass.


65 posted on 02/12/2012 4:07:21 AM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: GeronL

66 posted on 02/12/2012 4:13:44 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Thanks, Slings.

Laz -- it appears that your services are urgently needed.

Cheers!

67 posted on 02/12/2012 4:23:14 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: decal

From our Strange but True Department: West Virginia doesn’t allow first-cousin marriages.

How about siblings?


68 posted on 02/12/2012 4:23:52 AM PST by brooklin
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To: Slings and Arrows
Weird Al Yankovic

(Listen all the way through...)

Chers!

69 posted on 02/12/2012 4:26:46 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Levante
The third solution is to reopen the closed US Navy Air station at Keflavik and ship in about 10,000 single American sailors, Marines, and Airmen ;)

Or, in a pinch, just se-men.

Cheers!

70 posted on 02/12/2012 4:32:58 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Taiwan is the same way. Hell, I think everybody is 1st or 2nd cousins to everybody else here.


71 posted on 02/12/2012 4:36:49 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Somebody in West Virginia just slapped his forehead. ;^) “

And here I was thinking it was New Jersey.


72 posted on 02/12/2012 5:12:36 AM PST by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: Krankor

Strangely enough, the band is Swedish.


73 posted on 02/12/2012 5:23:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Laz can’t reply to your ping - he’s too busy learning Icelandic.


74 posted on 02/12/2012 5:25:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Roll Tide.


75 posted on 02/12/2012 5:27:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AdmSmith; agrace; AnalogReigns; Cacique; caryatid; Celtjew Libertarian; CobaltBlue; ...
Genetic
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Send FReepmail if you want on/off GGP list
Marty = Paternal Haplogroup O(2?)(M175)
Maternal Haplogroup H
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76 posted on 02/12/2012 5:34:13 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows
i'm pretty sure we have more then a few in the US willing to help with the problem...

(i know this one will rank high with freepers ;)

77 posted on 02/12/2012 5:42:27 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: martin_fierro
Just D@mn, martin.

I Googled "Icelandic Hotties" or somesuch for a satiric (satyric?) picture for this thread, and that's the first hit I got too...

Cheers!

78 posted on 02/12/2012 6:08:00 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

WellDUH! LOL!


79 posted on 02/12/2012 6:11:21 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Neidermeyer

She’s my cousin? Who cares!


80 posted on 02/12/2012 6:28:57 AM PST by GnL
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To: Slings and Arrows
No thread on the topic on consanguinity is complete without observing the high levels thereof in the Muslim world.


From consang.net

That leads into all sorts of additional discussion given recent events . . .

81 posted on 02/12/2012 6:56:44 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Squantos; Eaker; Tijeras_Slim; humblegunner
Y'all are from Iceland?
 
Who Knew?
 


82 posted on 02/12/2012 6:58:27 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: 21twelve
My dad had his dad’s name as a middle name, I have my dad’s as my middle, and my son has mine - but we ain’t commies! It is pretty odd (to me anyway) how they keep track of things what with changing last names and all. Although I guess back in the days of the Soviet Union that may have been a good thing!

Actually, the patronymic (using an ancestor's first name as part of your name) predates the Soviet era in Russia. Read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, or even Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago" - all of the major characters were born and named in the pre-Revolutionary era.

My middle name is the same as my father's first name also. One more thing - it makes documentation easier for genealogists.

83 posted on 02/12/2012 6:58:52 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Levante; Reaganez

On that note, see my previous post.


84 posted on 02/12/2012 7:00:13 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: goat granny

In almost every Presidential campaign, some genealogist will release a chart showing that the opposing candidates are nth cousins or are both related to George Washington or to Abraham Lincoln.


85 posted on 02/12/2012 7:06:38 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: 21twelve

Bank when I was doing a lot of genealogy, I read that the Irish used to name their children in a certain way with I think the oldest son named after the father’s father, the second son named after the mother’s father etc. My brother is named after my father’s maternal grandfather and I’m named after my father’s maternal grandmother.


86 posted on 02/12/2012 7:07:51 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Responsibility2nd; Squantos; Tijeras_Slim; humblegunner
Y'all are from Iceland?

The feller with the watch probably is.

He is sure goofy enough lookin'!

87 posted on 02/12/2012 7:12:12 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Eaker

Iceland an Cyprus..... Best kept party secrets on earth.

Stationed on both a few times. I am my own grampa now...

Stay safe !


88 posted on 02/12/2012 7:57:14 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for the ping...great stuff.


89 posted on 02/12/2012 4:23:13 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: panaxanax
"Let me guess, Hamilton, Delaware or Schoharie County? Please FReepmail if I’m close."

Your guess is creepy scary. Are those Counties known for close family ties? I'm not in those Counties but am close enough to the borders of one that it might have spilled over.

90 posted on 02/12/2012 4:48:27 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: reg45
Wasn't there a report that Jon Huntsman is related to all of the US Presidents?

The problem is if you had ancestors in what is now the US in colonial times but they didn't live in the New England colonies, that the records will be too incomplete to trace all the lineages. A lot of Virginia records were destroyed when Richmond burned in 1865.

William and Mary College, the second oldest institution of higher learning in what is now the US, was named for a king and queen who were first cousins. The first Queen Mary also married her first cousin, Philip II.

91 posted on 02/12/2012 5:20:29 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

My ancestors didn’t arrive here until about 100 years ago, however, my wife has ancestors who came over on the Mayflower.


92 posted on 02/12/2012 6:05:24 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

“Your guess is creepy scary. Are those Counties known for close family ties?”

VERY, VERY, VERY CLOSE! I mean like brother/sister, mother/son close. I believe it was Connie Chung that did a documentary on this area 20+ years ago. Mrs. panax saw it and wanted to move immediately.


93 posted on 02/12/2012 9:33:28 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: panaxanax

yikes! It’s worse than I thought.


94 posted on 02/12/2012 10:21:00 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Slings and Arrows

James Carville is really from Iceland?


95 posted on 02/13/2012 11:01:09 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m going to throw everyone for a loop here...
This STILL doesn’t address us adopted kids (nor sperm donor children). How do they handle those situations, especially in places like Iceland?
They say that we can “recognize” genetic patterns among people in a crowd. Many adoptees have reported meeting family members - unbeknownst to them at the time - that they had felt like they had “known” forever, even though they had never met before. There are still other stories of adopted siblings (male and female) who were unaware of their birth family’s makeup that have met each other and started relationships, or had interactions based upon what they thought was “love at first sight” when they originally met.

It doesn’t happen ALL the time, but many adoptees have stories of going to school with biological half-siblings, or living in the same town or in the same school district, etc.. without any clue that they were related. A large number of adoptees report a high number of coincidences when they are reconnected with their birth families.

That said, the risk of inherited problems from “inbreeding” doesn’t usually present as that great of a problem, however in a population the size of Iceland with a small number of people moving to or from I can see why it could become one that should be addressed.

(Sorry to turn a funny thread serious for a moment! - LR)


96 posted on 02/13/2012 12:31:17 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: sheik yerbouty

The Icelanders say no, the Cajuns say yes.


97 posted on 02/13/2012 12:37:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“If you go to a Family Reunion to Pick up Women.....you might be Icelandic.”


98 posted on 02/13/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Who needs 400 words?

"Hey baby, I see you have a little dog poopie on your shoes!"

99 posted on 02/13/2012 2:44:37 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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Great-great-great-great-grandparents, down to you. Most people have 23 chromosome pairs, which means that at least 18 of the gggg-gr generation didn't pass any of their genome to you, assuming there are no duplicates for that generations (because of criss-crossing lines of descent). The cell over the middle 46 is just an illustration, not to show which ones were and were not, since there's (probably, usually) no way to know exactly, short of the unlikely event of having genetic samples from all of one's gr-gr-gr-gr-grandparents.
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100 posted on 02/20/2012 6:48:20 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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