Skip to comments.Iceland Is So Inbred It Needs a Website to Avoid Incest
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.
Íslendingabókmeaning "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 backin 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. Icelandconstantly at the top of quality of life lists, and an easy place to sleep with an attractive cousin. [GlobalPost via TNW]
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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.
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.
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.
Ha! Ha! That guy sounds like Ernest T. Bass.
Laz -- it appears that your services are urgently needed.
From our Strange but True Department: West Virginia doesn’t allow first-cousin marriages.
How about siblings?
(Listen all the way through...)
Or, in a pinch, just se-men.
Taiwan is the same way. Hell, I think everybody is 1st or 2nd cousins to everybody else here.
“Somebody in West Virginia just slapped his forehead. ;^) “
And here I was thinking it was New Jersey.
Strangely enough, the band is Swedish.
Laz can’t reply to your ping - he’s too busy learning Icelandic.
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(i know this one will rank high with freepers ;)
I Googled "Icelandic Hotties" or somesuch for a satiric (satyric?) picture for this thread, and that's the first hit I got too...
She’s my cousin? Who cares!
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