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(Washington Post)   Whoa Dude - you have 190 brothers and sisters? that you know of?   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-09-14 02:02:41 AM  
It's nothing special. I know how to find 190 other people with the same number of siblings.
 
2018-09-14 02:51:38 AM  
I think the whole bag of tricks uncovered by the genetic testing of the multitudes is interesting. Some shocks - "non-paternal events" - but also some pleasant surprises - unexpected relatives popping up.
 
2018-09-14 06:20:25 AM  
I guess the real problem would be if the donor had an unknown genetic condition and passed it to 200 offspring instead of only 25. Otherwise just tell the kids to use caution when they have sex without contraception.
 
2018-09-14 06:36:06 AM  
The Simpsons - Sperm Bank
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2018-09-14 08:48:01 AM  

morg: Otherwise just tell the kids to use caution when they have sex without contraception.


Like that has worked so well before...
 
2018-09-14 09:54:20 AM  
Imagine Genghis Khan's disappointment.
 
2018-09-14 10:22:35 AM  
George Forman?
 
2018-09-14 10:36:06 AM  
I found this group of sisters:

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2018-09-14 10:43:12 AM  
Eh?  Google "lekking".  One "ultra-hot" male does nearly all the mating, at least until he keels over and the next hottest one gets in on the action.  Farkers are advised to at least put some effort into taking care of the kids or the womens will take similar action.

If the women are flipping through a catalog of sperm doners and one is a great looking Standford quarterback, guess who is having 190 kids.
 
2018-09-14 10:55:00 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Eh?  Google "lekking".  One "ultra-hot" male does nearly all the mating, at least until he keels over and the next hottest one gets in on the action.  Farkers are advised to at least put some effort into taking care of the kids or the womens will take similar action.

If the women are flipping through a catalog of sperm doners and one is a great looking Standford quarterback, guess who is having 190 kids.


Donors are anonymous, so there's no pictures, just general descriptions, height, weight, hair and eye color, etc.
 
2018-09-14 11:24:59 AM  

ReapTheChaos: yet_another_wumpus: Eh?  Google "lekking".  One "ultra-hot" male does nearly all the mating, at least until he keels over and the next hottest one gets in on the action.  Farkers are advised to at least put some effort into taking care of the kids or the womens will take similar action.

If the women are flipping through a catalog of sperm doners and one is a great looking Standford quarterback, guess who is having 190 kids.

Donors are anonymous, so there's no pictures, just general descriptions, height, weight, hair and eye color, etc.


Odd.  So either someone had their thumb on the scales and presumably inserting their own sperm into the mix or there exists some perfect combination of "height/weight/hair color".  Or perhaps they figured "one donor is enough, we'll just fudge the descriptions a bit and not have to bother dealing with any more donors".

You'd think there would be at least something about "academic all-american", IQ (test given in person by the spermbank or do they simply accept the donors word or "buyascore" results), or similar (I thought you could get "Nobel prize winner", but I suspect the ones that donate were like James Watson and Shockley and probably not the type of kids you want).
 
2018-09-14 11:36:53 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: ReapTheChaos: yet_another_wumpus: Eh?  Google "lekking".  One "ultra-hot" male does nearly all the mating, at least until he keels over and the next hottest one gets in on the action.  Farkers are advised to at least put some effort into taking care of the kids or the womens will take similar action.

If the women are flipping through a catalog of sperm doners and one is a great looking Standford quarterback, guess who is having 190 kids.

Donors are anonymous, so there's no pictures, just general descriptions, height, weight, hair and eye color, etc.

Odd.  So either someone had their thumb on the scales and presumably inserting their own sperm into the mix or there exists some perfect combination of "height/weight/hair color".  Or perhaps they figured "one donor is enough, we'll just fudge the descriptions a bit and not have to bother dealing with any more donors".

You'd think there would be at least something about "academic all-american", IQ (test given in person by the spermbank or do they simply accept the donors word or "buyascore" results), or similar (I thought you could get "Nobel prize winner", but I suspect the ones that donate were like James Watson and Shockley and probably not the type of kids you want).


I believe they list other characteristics, like education level, medical history, race, and so forth, they just don't show pictures. I would guess that most couples would try and chose a donor that best matches the husbands features, so whoever this guy is, he's likely best described as average.
 
2018-09-14 11:51:04 AM  
Try not to father any more kids on your way to the parking lot!
 
2018-09-14 12:17:39 PM  

flondrix: morg: Otherwise just tell the kids to use caution when they have sex without contraception.

Like that has worked so well before...


Touché . But I'm still having trouble getting excited about the numbers that they mentioned. The ones with rare genetic problems seem to be finding each other in the hospital anyway.
And a quick, "Hey, I'm adopted. How about you?" is a whole lot easier than, "Hey, let's stop making out on the couch and have a sober discussion about our sexual histories." which seems to be what they were asking us to do in the 80s and 90s. That was never going to happen.
 
2018-09-14 01:26:33 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: ReapTheChaos: yet_another_wumpus: Eh?  Google "lekking".  One "ultra-hot" male does nearly all the mating, at least until he keels over and the next hottest one gets in on the action.  Farkers are advised to at least put some effort into taking care of the kids or the womens will take similar action.

If the women are flipping through a catalog of sperm doners and one is a great looking Standford quarterback, guess who is having 190 kids.

Donors are anonymous, so there's no pictures, just general descriptions, height, weight, hair and eye color, etc.

Odd.  So either someone had their thumb on the scales and presumably inserting their own sperm into the mix or there exists some perfect combination of "height/weight/hair color".  Or perhaps they figured "one donor is enough, we'll just fudge the descriptions a bit and not have to bother dealing with any more donors".

You'd think there would be at least something about "academic all-american", IQ (test given in person by the spermbank or do they simply accept the donors word or "buyascore" results), or similar (I thought you could get "Nobel prize winner", but I suspect the ones that donate were like James Watson and Shockley and probably not the type of kids you want).


I remember reading about one sperm bank where the same individual had donated a stupendous number of times.
 
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