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Incest App

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Most of Iceland’s 320,000 inhabitants are at least distantly related to each other, leading the country to compile a “Book of Icelanders” database of family connections dating back 1,200 years. “Accidental” incest is a genuine problem, so software engineers recently created a mobile phone app that lets strangers “bump” phones and know, instantly, if they're closely related. In its first few days of release in April, developers said it'd already been used almost 4,000 times.

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