There’s Norway That’s True

, , , | Related | August 11, 2018

(We live in Scandinavia, and my mother is really into researching our family tree; she’s quite passionate about our pretty mundane family history. Eventually, she gets curious about our genetic background and sends her DNA to one of those companies that checks which part of the world where your ancestors were likely from.)

Mother: “Isn’t it exciting? We could have roots in Estonia, France, or Germany! Maybe we even hail from England! Could you imagine?”

(This goes on for a week at the minimum. Every chance she gets, she brings it up to close family and friends. Eventually, the day arrives with the result. She logs into the company website with her code to view the result:)

Result: “100% Scandinavia.”

(It’s been years since I’ve seen her that frustrated.)

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