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Iceland app prevents accidental incest

App taps into country's database to see if two potential romantic partners could be closely related.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 20:51
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A new Icelandic app will allow potential romantic partners to check if their relationship could be a social embarrassment.

In a small country like Iceland, where almost everybody is distantly related, entering a relationship can be a risky business.

A group of University of Iceland students developed the app that emits a warning sound if you are about to commit a social blunder.

Users can simply bump their phones together and the app taps into a database of residents and their family trees dating back to 1,200 years.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Reykjavik.

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