How bad is the incest problem in Iceland? So bad that they need an app called Islendiga-App — or “App of Icelanders” — to compare family histories before swapping sex juice.
With a population of 320,000, inadvertently hooking up with relatives is so commonplace in Iceland that the app has already been downloaded 4,000 times in less than a month. And according to one Icelander, Einar Magnusson, a graphic designer in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, “Everyone has heard the story of going to a family event and running into a girl you hooked up with some time ago.”
The app allows two users to touch phones and compare family history. If activated, an incest prevention alarm will go off. And if you haven’t activated the alarm, but still use the app anyway, then you are probably disgusting.
On the plus side, you can also use the app to find the birthday of every Icelander listed in the Book of Icelanders database. What should you get them? Genetic diversity is a good start.