Bump your phones together before shagging to prevent incest or inbreeding. #noreally #iceland #theresanapp

Three engineers made an app for the ‘Íslendingabók’ database. People can now easily, and on the go, look up how they are related to other Icelanders. And a precious feature, using the bump technology, allows people that meet to just bump their phones together, to instantly see if they are too related to take things any further. The engineers’ slogan for this feature was: "Bump the app before you bump in bed".

via New App Prevents Icelanders from Sleeping With their Relatives.

One Reply to “Bump your phones together before shagging to prevent incest or inbreeding. #noreally #iceland #theresanapp”

  1. I’m just listening to “In Our Time” on Radio 4; this week the discussion focuses on the Icelandic sagas. The population of Iceland, fairly constant since the 10th century, is apparently “slightly less than that of Leicester”, so it’s hardly surprising that familial connections are as intertwined as they are. Having spent so long in relative isolation, Icelanders are a distinct genetic group, too – this is what an Icelander I used to work with told me, anyway.

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