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Are you worried about dating a relative? Get this new app to make sure you donít
Metro [UK] ^ | 17 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

If you’ve ever wanted a way to make sure you don’t unwittingly date one of your family members then a new app has been released just for you.

The piece of software was developed in Iceland to make sure you and your potential partner are not from the same family tree.

The Islendingabók app allows you to test how closely you’re related to your date by simply bumping your phones together.

The Android programme includes information on 720,000 people and will hopefully help the users avoid the possibility of inbreeding.

But it unfortunately came too late for one person who left a message on the app’s website, declaring: ‘If I’d had this in earlier, maybe I would not go home with my aunt.’

So as the tagline for the app says, make sure you ‘ bump the app before you bump in bed,’ otherwise you could find yourself in an awkward situation with a long lost relative.


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But it unfortunately came too late for one person who left a message on the app’s website, declaring: ‘If I’d had this in earlier, maybe I would not go home with my aunt.’

Maybe...

1 posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
The Android programme includes information on 720,000 people...

iPhone users, however, can go [CENSORED] their sisters.

2 posted on 04/17/2013 10:37:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
The Android programme includes information on 720,000 people...

iPhone users, however, can go [CENSORED] their sisters.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 10:37:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I predict that this will be a very popular app with the arabs. Not to *avoid* inbreeding, though..


4 posted on 04/17/2013 10:39:11 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m an only child...


5 posted on 04/17/2013 10:40:06 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Hardraade

Hey, those suicide vests aren’t going to detonate themselves.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 10:41:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I heard the app is banned down south


7 posted on 04/17/2013 10:47:20 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Who wants to bust up perfectly good marriages?


8 posted on 04/17/2013 10:48:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Banned in Arkansas?
9 posted on 04/17/2013 10:52:54 PM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: BlueDragon

Seriously, this is supposed to be a real problem in Iceland. I have read that virtually all native Icelanders are related to each other to a much higher degree than in any other country - their DNA has been studied quite a bit recently.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 11:25:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

well, the population is about 120,000 I think and is geographically isolated


11 posted on 04/18/2013 4:16:34 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This may sound funny, but for foster and adopted kids, it’s a real issue.

I was raised in Foster Care and had very little knowledge about my biological relatives.

I made sure whoever I dated was clear about their own parentage.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:06 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is bad, real bad! I just checked and my wife and I have the same phone number.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 5:12:40 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Your honor, I’m here because I just found out that my wife and I are related by marriage.”


14 posted on 04/18/2013 5:26:49 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Slings and Arrows; All
Why worry?

Democrats & other liberals say as long as you "love each other," then everybody else needs to buckle down & sanction your "love" lifestyle...whatever it might be.

Democrats & other libs therefore support:
Sibling "marriage"
Family (group) "marriage"
Any mix-and-match combo you can think of...

Because of the open-ended reasons they give for supporting same-sex "marriage"

15 posted on 04/18/2013 5:57:58 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Slings and Arrows; All
Why worry?

Democrats & other liberals say as long as you "love each other," then everybody else needs to buckle down & sanction your "love" lifestyle...whatever it might be.

Democrats & other libs therefore support:
Sibling "marriage"
Family (group) "marriage"
Any mix-and-match combo you can think of...

Because of the open-ended reasons they give for supporting same-sex "marriage"

16 posted on 04/18/2013 5:58:04 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Slings and Arrows
This.... This is what they have in Iceland.

 

Relative - Schmelative. I'm hitting that.

17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:19:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Best pickup line for foreigners visiting Iceland:

“Hi, I’m < name >, and we’re not related. Can I buy you a drink?”


18 posted on 04/18/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT by zoso82t
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think I’d be okay. AFAIK, I don’t have any Icelandic ancestors...


19 posted on 04/18/2013 6:40:53 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: mom4melody

Hadn’t really thought of that end of it.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!
The Islendingabók app allows you to test how closely you’re related to your date by simply bumping your phones together.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

"Show me your phone and I'll show you mine."

21 posted on 04/18/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Revolting cat!

"What difference does it make?!!"

22 posted on 04/18/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d heard that Icelandic women are frigid.


23 posted on 04/18/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dating your relatives? Is that a big problem outside of San Francisco and members of the Religion of Pieces?


24 posted on 04/18/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dating your relatives? Is that a big problem outside of San Francisco and members of the Religion of Pieces?


25 posted on 04/18/2013 10:37:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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Dating your relatives? Is that a big problem outside of San Francisco and members of the Religion of Pieces?

When you live on an isolated island whose population is a bit less than the Akron, Ohio metro area, yes.

26 posted on 04/18/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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27 posted on 04/18/2013 11:13:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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28 posted on 04/18/2013 11:13:48 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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