App to prevent 'accidental incest' proves a hit with Icelanders (Wired UK) | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
The risk of Icelanders accidentally sleeping with a relative is apparently high enough to justify the creation of a smartphone app to help prevent it.

 

Iceland isn't a big country. Most Icelanders are descended from the Norse and Celtic settlers that first began arriving on the island some time in the 700s and 800s, with few additions to the gene pool.........

 

Part of the problem, beyond the small population, is that Icelandic naming conventions don't reflect someone's descendants."...........