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(Some Guy)   Study finds children of first cousins have lower risk of birth defects than commonly believed -- several Florida cities cheer findings   ( mycfnow.com) divider line
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2002-04-03 05:33:33 PM  
than "commonly" believed? yeah those missing front teeth and inner breeder genes just aint what they used to be
2002-04-03 07:39:06 PM  
Cool, Metalstill, you don't happen to be my cousin do ya ;)
2002-04-03 07:40:05 PM  
"T'aint good 'nuff fer her own family, t'aint good 'nuff fer ourn."
FNG [TotalFark]
2002-04-03 07:41:58 PM  
yikes... shudder to think how they found enough cases to study... fear that mailing list
2002-04-03 07:43:42 PM  
Its still not natural to do your cousin, end of story.
2002-04-03 07:43:43 PM  
Ye-hah! Here I's come Sara-mae!
2002-04-03 07:43:57 PM  
My city certainly rejoices. Especially my ex-girlfriend. Now her nasty rash can be considered a non-genetic defect!

Erm, just kidding.
2002-04-03 07:44:07 PM  
i like how they give you a picture of two people kissing. are we supposed to assume that those are two of the cousins? if so, who the hell wants to se it. if not, why the hell are you showing those people?
2002-04-03 07:44:14 PM  
Dangnabbit! I ain't got no girl kin.
2002-04-03 07:47:54 PM  
Shelbyvillians unite!
2002-04-03 07:49:22 PM  
Phxtony, what if your cousin is really hot?
Just kidding, you are right on the money.
2002-04-03 07:50:24 PM  
Phxtony: although i agree that cousin sex is a bit odd, i think the only natural law concerning sex is 'penis goes in hole'
2002-04-03 07:51:20 PM  
In a related story: Arkansas Marraige licenses soar by 200%
2002-04-03 07:51:24 PM  
Does that final figure come out to 7%??
2002-04-03 07:51:39 PM  

I got into a taxi one day and the cab driver was really chatty. Told me the story about how he and his wife are first cousins and they didn't find it out until after they were married. They have like 3 kids and all three are retarded. Sex with relatives: don't do it.
2002-04-03 07:52:39 PM  
It isn't the city that are happy, the cities are fine. Those small towns near Orlando were cheering.
2002-04-03 07:54:07 PM  
It's Moore Haven, Fl that is Cheering.
2002-04-03 07:56:04 PM  
Notice they said 'commonly believed' and not 'at all'. It's still almost twice as likely than in unrelated couples.
2002-04-03 07:56:31 PM  
Nothing spells lovin like marrying your cousin. Sick.
2002-04-03 07:57:11 PM  
WHY?? why did they do this study?

Some scientist from University of Alabama REALLY wanted to fark his cousin, so he does this long ass study to proove to her it's ok to fark.

sounds reasonable.
2002-04-03 07:58:44 PM  
[insert Shelbyville joke here]
2002-04-03 08:03:01 PM  
They did the study to waste our tax dollars and give a proffessor who has no business in the Academic world a job!

And to think that this crap is part of the reason I pay almost 40% in federal taxes, before SSN, property taxes, sales taxes, etc...
2002-04-03 08:14:54 PM  
nope bad sorry to inform you thats not i popeye but total fark is cool cause i posted that like 4 hours ago WOO hooo and dammit you know what i look like, are ya insulting me ;)
2002-04-03 08:16:28 PM  

I have this wicked hot cousin. Oh yeah, nevermind. She's gay.
2002-04-03 08:18:02 PM  
Lbg376: You need a better accountant! My total fed. tax percent wise was about 17% and I made pretty good coin last year.
2002-04-03 08:23:11 PM  
None of this makes any difference unless you intend to have children with your cousin.
2002-04-03 08:29:52 PM  
I take great offense at the commentator's assertion that lawful activities between consenting individuals behind closed doors (specifically, 'cousin sex') are somehow 'wrong' or 'shameful'.

His opinions are obviously biased by outmoded and thoroughly discredited religion-inspired superstitions, which hold that only heterosexual, missionary position sex acts between two (and only two) individuals comprising oppressive age and relational categories can consumnate their love.

Surprised though I am that a person holding such anachronistic beliefs still exists (especially here!), I can realize that some ignorance is ultimately unconquerable.

Sexual relations between relations is more than adequately represented in the animal world. Dogs, pigs, and the like do not hesitate to screw their own mothers if no other mate is availible. Why do you find it so wrong that humans should do the same? Is it because you secretly harbor such desires yourself?

Remember David Kingston!
2002-04-03 08:32:12 PM  
[image from mediaservice.photoisland.com too old to be available]

I don't care if she's my cousin or not, I'm gonna knock those boots again tonight.
2002-04-03 08:36:01 PM  
What, are you a pig or something?
2002-04-03 08:43:48 PM  
<<<smells bacon

tastes like fish halibut to be exact
2002-04-03 09:02:07 PM  
Einstein married his cousin

as long as they don't get all Habsburg-y, then I don't care
2002-04-03 09:03:21 PM  
"They have like 3 kids and all three are retarded."

I'm so juvenile, I laughed at this comment out loud. Of course in my electromagnetics class, my professor said "Today we are going to talk about the retarded potential" and I chuckled more than I should have.

My professors' thick accents don't hurt the humour, though.

But that's nothing compared to the time my probability professor said "Ok you have i coins, and the ith coins has a p sub i chance of giving you heads".

I almost shat myself. And I looked around and nobody else was laughing, except for my dear friend Kanchan. Every time we looked at each other for the next 10 minutes we'd have to restrain ourselves.

2002-04-03 09:04:16 PM  
Must... resist urge... to reference... town that cast out Satan in decree....
2002-04-03 09:11:31 PM  
i don't fear cities in Florida, i fear places like "unincorporated Titusville."

i think some farker from Georgia got jealous enough of our non-dirt roads and lack of southern drawls to post that headline.
2002-04-03 09:24:49 PM  
no Metal, not insulting you, just tryin a new cheap florida pick up line. ;)
2002-04-03 09:25:58 PM  
I've got some pretty hot cousins - too bad they're so much younger than me. Hmmm... maybe I should just ignore that too...
2002-04-03 09:33:19 PM  
Hnb Just add this thread and the one about the sex ed book together and you got it made.
2002-04-03 09:56:02 PM  
I am packing up and moving to Shelbyville.
2002-04-03 10:04:19 PM  
Are these birth defects added or multiplied when cousins keep breeding with other cousins. AKA the family tree with no branches.
2002-04-03 10:28:06 PM  
Actually, it all depends on your gene chart. Which at this point, we are pretty much unable to read accurately.

Two totally unrelated people might have a 90% chance of having defective children, whereas a brother and sister with a clean gene chart, free of dangerous recessive genes, might have a 1% chance.
2002-04-03 10:36:52 PM  
Cool... My first cousin is really hot...
2002-04-03 10:50:57 PM  
I second "FranceSurrenders" oppinion..

actually, nevermind. get my pitchfork, i need to go hunt some devil worshipers...
2002-04-03 11:41:26 PM  
People have been marrying their cousins for a few millenia now. Tribal societies still exist. Seems the only major problems are with groups like the royals in Europe, where for centuries they were determined to keep dipping in the same shallow pool. At least Charles had enough sense to marry a peasant girl.
2002-04-03 11:47:38 PM  
This thread of conversation reminds me of the fact that in many ancient and oft considered brilliant civilizations,brothers would marry sisters to 'keep it in the family'.

Of course, the thought of touchng my own brother nausiating and just WRONG, and yet, one wonders why they didn't have a proliferation of mentally challenged monarchs?

Now the Roman empire...they married close family, but not as often brothers and sisters...and they were farking nuts (see: Calligula)

2002-04-04 12:01:39 AM  
Aliquis did that taxi ride go something like this?

Aliquis: *steps into cab* "I need to get to..."
Cab Driver: "You know I accidentally married my first cousin?"
Aliquis: *stares at cab drive with a confused look*
Cab Driver: "All three of my kids are retarded. Yep all dumber than a gas huffing monkey."
Aliquis: *steps out of cab* "Taxi!!"
2002-04-04 12:41:40 AM  
as long as they don't get all Habsburg-y, then I don't care

thats some funny shiat
2002-04-04 01:15:56 AM  
...and all of the Southern United States rejoices!
2002-04-04 05:23:18 AM  
[image from uglypeople.com too old to be available]

Ugly People.com celebrates.
2002-04-04 07:22:44 AM  
Charles darwin had 10 kids with his first cousin. Makes ya think.
2002-04-04 07:52:30 AM  
I knew someone from High School who married his first cousin. At least they didn't have to go through the hassle to get her name changed after they married.
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