If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Iceland this year, it’s that they’re not big fans of Internet pornography. But one thing we could have done without is the fact the country suffers from potentially having accidental incest as the entire country has a population of only 320,000, which means you’re bound to bump into someone your related to more often then not.
An app called IslendigaApp, which translates to “App of Icelanders,” is trying to help the country from accidentally falling in love with a relative by allowing its users to “bump” their phones together to see if they’re in any way related. If the app senses they’re closely related, it emits a warning alarm, although we’re not sure just how much of a deterrent that will be if a distant cousin of yours is smoking hot.
The app uses Islendingabok, or Book of Icelanders, to reference who the two users are and if their families are related as the online database has information on its residents and family trees stretching back to 1,200 years. Let’s just hope Icelanders use it before they approach anyone they deem to be attractive, or else it could make the decision of whether or not to sleep with a family member extremely difficult.