Iceland is so small that virtually everyone is related but big enough

Iceland is so small that virtually everyone is related but big enough

Iceland is so small that virtually everyone is related but big enough so that you don’t know how you’re related

“REYKJAVIK, Iceland — The television commercial for a local mobile phone company here wouldn’t work in many places outside Iceland.

It portrays a curly-haired couple who just woke up next to each other after what appears to be a one-night stand. (That isn’t the scandalous part in this famously liberal society.)

The two are pictured lingering in bed, on their smart phones, checking out a genealogical website called Íslendingabók. Their smiles freeze when they find out they are related. Closely.”

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