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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #1

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Icelanders Avoid Inbreeding


Icelanders Avoid Inbreeding Through Online Incest Database

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Sound ridiculous? Consider this: when you live in an isolated nation with a population roughly the size of Pittsburgh, accidentally lusting after a cousin is an all-too-real possibility. But a search engine called ═slendingabˇk (the Book of Icelanders) allows users to plug in their own name alongside that of a prospective mate, determining any familial overlap. The site claims to track 1,200 years of genealogical information about the island’s inhabitants. Anyone with an Icelandic ID number — that is, citizens and legal residents — is accounted for,
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #2

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Thanks for that Davu , Evolution wont let them be born with a wooly jumper on though , if they keep mixing up the genes !
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #3

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thought i would just throw this out there --- just a conversatiion piece for the friday night get together at the local watering hole ----
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I wonder about the Faroe islands which have an even smaller population. St Kilda (inhabited until the 1930s) would be interesting to study too.
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