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App of the Day: Icelanders Can Bump Phones to Make Sure They Aren't Related Before Sex

Via: Slate
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Are you terrified of love stories in Greek mythology? If you ever need to do a background check on your date to make sure he or she is not your distant cousin, well, there's an app for that. Software engineers in Iceland have scraped publicly available genealogy data to create ÍslendigaApp, a mobile Android app which allows its users to bump their phones together to check if they are blood-related before making any traumatic mistake. When a match is too close, the device will sound off an "inc*st alarm," notifying the two users that they should probably keep their clothes on.

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