New Icelandic app stops you from humping your sister

19 April 2013

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Most people don’t need to worry that their potential love partner is actually a member of their own family. But in Iceland, with its tiny population of 320,000 people, accidental incest is a just one of those kerrazy coincidences that happen every other day.

So to minimize the chance that you’re doing it with a family member, the app - called ‘Bump’ – allows future lovers to bump their phones together to find out their genealogical status. When the phones make contact, it accesses a database that tells you whether you’re good to go, or whether you need to back away from your sexy uncle.

The database was originally compiled by anti-virus software developer Friðrik Skúlason, and turned into an app by a company called Sad Engineer studios. The tagline? 'Bump in the app before you bump in the bed.'

The ‘bump’ is enabled through a ‘fun’ feature called Incest Prevention, which can tell the user by text or sound notification if they’re about to go poking around in their own overcrowded gene pool.

*Screams like Bjork*

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Cool Stuff   High Street News

6 comments

  • Captain W.
    What would be more useful is a database of known mingers, so that you don't have to worry how pissed up you get on a night out.
  • badger
    Would be useful in Scotland, if they hadn't all pissed off to England to get a job.
  • Froggy
    Would be no use in England...as they like to shag their sisters.
  • Cheesey
    The denizens of Norfolk and the West Country are devising a Bump blocking app as we speak...
  • Chewbacca's m.
    @Badger There's quite a few of them still up there - without jobs.
  • Raggedy
    Could this be the reason Mum's gone to Iceland??

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