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Iceland May Have Beaten Us, But Let's Not Forget They Have An App For Incest Prevention

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Iceland May Have Beaten Us, But Let's Not Forget They Have An App For Incest Prevention

I'm going to tell you something you already know - England are shit.

The whole set-up is a group of overrated footballers who, when put together, somehow become worse than they already are, overseen by a clueless (former) manager who excels in mediocrity - and that's coming from someone who has supported Liverpool all their life.

The heartbreak of being knocked out by a country whose population is less than the amount of sperm you'll find in your sack has now descended into anger and humiliation.

BUT - if you're getting sick of the endless ribbing the country is receiving from Iceland, just remember that they have an 'anti-incest' app.

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Yep. The country is so small that it's actually a worry that when dating, you might end up with a family member.

Because the population has only 320,000 residents, people may find themselves in the situation of almost bedding a cousin. Enter 'Bump'. The app that encourages you to 'bump in the app before you bump in the bed'.

Back in 2013 the app was developed, including a feature that will text someone if they're dating someone they're related to.

The producers of the app, from Sad Engineer Studios, told Digital Trends: "The 'Incest Prevention' is a fun feature that the user can enable through the options menu which will notify him with both text and sound if the one he bumps with... is related to him.

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"We aren't sure if other countries have such interestingly interwoven bloodlines like we do, but we're pretty sure the Icelandic genealogy database is unique in its completeness."

Credit: BBC

Rather worryingly, Einar Magnusson, a graphic designer, told the Associated Press: "Everyone has heard the story of going to a family event and running into a girl you hooked up with some time ago.

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"It's not a good feeling when you realise that girl is a second cousin. People may think it's funny, but [the app] is a necessity."

So yeah, we got knocked out of a premier international competition by a country whose top ten fears include fucking a relative.

Featured image credit: BBC

Topics: Incest, Iceland

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