We are all Kentuckians now

Are you dating a fellow American of a similar ethnic background? And do you find that from some angles they appear to have your nose? That’s because she’s your cousin, silly. A new video onYouTube¬†explains how there’s a one-in-five chance that you and your significant other share a common family member who bumped uglies with another of your ancestors as recently as 10 generations ago. In fact, you are — at the most distant — the 50th cousin of every person on the entire planet. This is owing to the fact that around 2,500 years ago, there was a person alive who is related to everyone living today. Could be time to learn the banjo. Or meet an alien. (here)

 

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3 Replies to “We are all Kentuckians now”

  1. This present generation even has a cool name…seventeeners….
    They’re the 17th generation from the founding of the country.
    Your post explains why people can “look” American besides the clothes they wear.
    Americans are easy to spot in Europe. Dead giveaways: college sweatshirts, baseball caps, almost anything with a product logo on it, sports jerseys, tribal tattoos. But the baseball cap and college shirt are almost always make one stick out like a sore thumb. I used to play a game with my friends in Germany and Austria. We’d try to guess who the Americans were. They never had to ask them, because a non-American would NEVER wear a baseball cap. Never. Ever.

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