From The Daily Beast:
Iceland has a tiny population and confusing surnames make knowing who you’re related to impossible. A new Icelandic dating app wants to prevent accidental instances of incest.
The new “incest prevention” app is a debatably handy new byproduct of a large online genealogical database about the inhabitants of Iceland called Íslendingabók (translated as The Book of Icelanders). The app allows users to bump their phones together and instantly find out whether or not they are related.
“Bump in the app before you bump in bed,” is the totally awesome tag line for the new product, created by a group of Software Engineering students at the University of Iceland named Sad Engineer Studios.
Sleeping with a relative is more of an issue in Iceland than most other territories due to the country’s small size—Iceland has just 320,000 residents, compared with more than 300 million people in the U.S.—as well as the lack of immigration and the peculiar way that surnames are constructed in the country.
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