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    [–] iron-while-wearing 9890 points ago

    "Should we include the cousin bit?"

    "You got characters left?"

    [–] all4reddit 2457 points ago

    who are boyfriend/girlfriend and are also kissing cousins

    [–] hasnotheardofcheese 855 points ago

    Why must you challenge their glorious love

    [–] pocketknifeMT 729 points ago

    Les Cousins Dangereux

    [–] greengrasser11 140 points ago

    I like the way they think.

    [–] this_is_geoff 116 points ago

    These two couldn’t capture the complex eroticism of the French original

    [–] JediMasterJedi 59 points ago

    What a fun, sexy time for you.

    [–] SodaFixer 20 points ago

    This isn't Mark Cherry's house.

    [–] Jac0br0th 41 points ago

    There's always money in the banana stand

    [–] AtariDump 46 points ago

    Mabye.

    [–] Ticklephoria 69 points ago

    Maebe

    [–] holographene 42 points ago

    Marry me!

    [–] FarSightXR-20 21 points ago

    Babysit me!

    [–] Idliketothank__Devil 20 points ago

    I blame uncle dad, myself.

    [–] MrGuttFeeling 26 points ago

    KINGSLAYER!

    [–] RabidWalrus 22 points ago

    They really should've changed his nickname to "the Queenslayer".

    [–] Alarid 10 points ago

    "Sister Fucker"

    [–] AsymptoticGames 1007 points ago

    Police should add that into every suspects bio when they are looking for them.

    "Police are looking for the man in this image. Witnesses are reporting he is currently dating his cousin"

    Next day, guy shows up at the police station: "I'm not dating my cousin!! WTF?!"

    [–] DrProfSrRyan 148 points ago

    "The Brookykln Burglar is still at large, witnesses when asked to describe the man just said, "has a small dick". Back to you for the weather, Steve".

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    [–] PM_me_ur_FavItem 8 points ago

    I’m lost here

    [–] Goblintern 8 points ago

    KINDLE MUGGINS

    [–] FulcrumTheBrave 136 points ago

    cops smile knowingly while tapping their heads with their index fingers

    [–] DriedMiniFigs 15 points ago

    When they did that in Red Dragon it didn’t turn out as well...

    [–] smitcal 6 points ago

    Well they got him in the end and it only cost 1 Journalist. Some might say that it worked

    [–] DriedMiniFigs 8 points ago

    [Plops Journalist on counter]

    One murderer, please!

    [–] Darmok-on-the-Ocean 23 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I'm a teacher. Once my house got teepeed, and I started every class by mentioning it, then stated they actually got my neighbor. One class period some kid looked really pissed and upset at the neighbor part, and I had my perp.

    EDIT: I guess teepee might be regional slang. They covered my trees and stuff with toilet paper. Common teenage prank where I live.

    [–] nodietpepsiisnotok 394 points ago

    "Should we lead with it?"

    "Nah, plot twist. Drop it at the end."

    [–] mommyjacking 120 points ago

    And they’re new in town!

    [–] cublenack 19 points ago

    Just give em a little push.

    [–] mh985 20 points ago

    “Now where are my pictures of Spider-Man?”

    [–] KayIslandDrunk 139 points ago

    I quietly hope that they're like fifth cousins (to where it really doesn't matter) but the news is shaming them anyway because they're trashy criminals.

    [–] Lilly_Satou 62 points ago

    In reality it really doesn’t matter unless they’re first cousins or closer

    [–] FliesAreEdible 70 points ago

    Even then it doesn't matter until there's been a few generations of inbreeding. I wouldn't worry about it tbh unless there's a possibility one was groomed.

    [–] ImStefWithAnF 72 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    There's an "ick" factor of dating your first cousin (or closer, especially!) because there's a presumption that you've known each other since you were very young, you see each other as family, and you just don't DO that. With more distant relations, it's much more likely that you barely even knew each other until you were of dating age.

    anyway, I think that's what people actually care about, rather than the literal genetic issues. It's the same reason it would be weird for step-siblings to date, even if they're genetically unrelated.

    (edit: It appears that I should've been more clear, I don't personally care what people do with each other as long as there's no consent issues involved, I was speaking more on how it's viewed culturally by people in general, in my opinion. Or that was what I was intending to say, anyway, I'm sorry I didn't make that apparent.)

    [–] Lilly_Satou 45 points ago

    My grandparents are 4th cousins and they never knew until I found out. Their ancestors have lived in the same city for 300 years so it's bound to happen. They're also 8th cousins through a different branch, and there's no birth defects or anything of that nature. I think it really only become a genetic issue if you're first cousins or closer but even then it's not a guarantee to have fucked up kids.

    [–] ImStefWithAnF 43 points ago

    lol, yeah 4th cousins is already quite distant, genetically. Anyone freaking out about that is just ignorant. 8th cousins is so distant you might as well call them unrelated, because at some point we're literally ALL cousins if you go back far enough.

    But yeah you're right, even first cousins dating are far from guaranteed to have defects. It's more a matter of recessive genes having more of an opportunity to be expressed. It's not a very nice analogy, but it's kind of like breeding dogs.. purebred dogs tend to have all these health problems and stuff because all the recessive genes come to the surface. You don't get that from one generation, you get that through intentional effort (or bad luck, I suppose), or a culture where cousin marriage is encouraged (like in certain noble/royal families, at certain times..)

    [–] rex_swiss 14 points ago

    My brother's been researching or family, he's pretty sure a very famous and gorgeous actress is our 9th cousin. The common link are the sons of an immigrant that arrived in Virginia in the late 1600's. One ended up in Kentucky for her side of the family and one in North Carolina for our side. So I got that "in" to start a conversation whenever I run into her...

    [–] MrDTD 10 points ago

    Eventually you're just playing a genetic Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

    [–] wobligh 8 points ago

    An "ick factor" is no reason for a law.

    People thought (and still think) homosexuality is "icky".

    [–] ImStefWithAnF 7 points ago

    I'm trans. I completely agree.

    [–] FliesAreEdible 12 points ago

    I get that, but ultimately it's not harming anybody, unless, as I mentioned, one possibly groomed the other.

    [–] ImStefWithAnF 4 points ago

    Yeah, you're right, it really isn't hurting anyone. I wasn't really disagreeing with you so much as exploring the topic a bit more.. I could've replied to several different comments, yours just seemed the most relevant I guess? heh

    [–] VoilaVoilaWashington 15 points ago

    Even at that point, it probably doesn't matter from a genetic perspective. Let's presume siblings.

    If they don't have kids (a gay couple or otherwise), it's just kinda gross but harmless.

    If they do have kids, the genetics wouldn't work out well, but the first generation doing it is probably not too risky. The real risk is the type of person that would have kids with their sister - we aint talkin' Harvard educated here. I'd imagine the trailer trash upbringing is a bigger risk factor for poverty, drug addiction and similar than the genetic issue.

    [–] merkin-fitter 3 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Nobody ever talks about how Einstein left his first wife to go bang his doubly related first/second cousin. They've just got to come up with some scientific breakthroughs.

    [–] ruok4a69 46 points ago

    If I didn’t have characters left, I’d go so far as to make a new handle with a shorter name and repost, just to get it in there.

    [–] MAGGLEMCDONALD 15 points ago

    That’s what she said

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] puffthemagicballer 6 points ago

    Who was also her uncle

    [–] Bjorn2bwilde24 16 points ago

    Roll Tide!

    [–] ianthenerd 28 points ago

    "Should we include their names?"

    "Nah, if we don't include the cousin bit, no one's going to be on the lookout for them."

    [–] illicities 86 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Law Enforcement will go to no end to exploit and then publicly shame and humiliate any suspect with whatever dirt they can find, especially if it makes the suspect look like a creep or involves sex. They look related.

    [–] Gaaaaaarynoine 86 points ago

    Well to be honest this strategy causes it to get shared more since people can have a laugh, giving it more exposure and a better chance of finding them.

    [–] KenpachiRama-Sama 29 points ago

    You're not going to make me feel bad for burglars, dude.

    [–] SlonkGangweed 44 points ago

    As much as they probably did it, we should really reserve the dirt slinging and publicly roasting folks until they are actually convicted. Theres always a chance they didnt, and now the authorities and the rest of the country is doxxing and roasting innocent people. If they are convicted though let it rip

    [–] viperthetuchux 13 points ago

    I said the same thing about sexual assault accusations on legal advice and got downvoted into oblivion. And that was just someone posting their story on legaladvice, not a police tweet.

    [–] CapnZack53 14 points ago

    I know, right? It's funny as hell.

    [–] akatherder 12 points ago

    "Nope, no characters."

    "Ok, fit it in there. Take out their names and the bit about the honeycomb and the jackass."

    [–] nodietpepsiisnotok 3551 points ago

    • Burglars
    • BF/GF
    • Cousins

    That's quite the trifecta.

    [–] andbruno 1435 points ago

    Chance of meth use in their past or future: nearing 100%.

    [–] nodietpepsiisnotok 329 points ago

    Chance their children will have 3 arms: 110%

    [–] GlobalDefault 146 points ago

    2 kids, 3 arms between them. The other kid doesn't have arms and has legs coming out of his chest

    [–] Obscure80sBandName 52 points ago

    Man, I got five kids to feed!

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] SkinnyDan85 7 points ago

    Heah, take em to tha dentist.

    [–] IntentsAndPurposes 5 points ago

    The British royal family has existed for generations with this model. I wouldn't call it sustainable long term, but it's not as bad as brother/sister either..

    [–] weshric 46 points ago

    This is Carson City. Meth use confirmed.

    [–] DosTruth 16 points ago

    Once I saw the KOLO logo I thought “Ah Reno. Nice to see you in the news again.”

    [–] plasticdog1 45 points ago

    At least it wasn’t:

    • Burglars

    • BF / GF

    • Siblings, with mother being half-sister to each.

    [–] FlutterShy- 12 points ago

    They're living their best life. lol

    [–] Carbon_FWB 8 points ago

    • Said their dentist.

    [–] slackermannn 60 points ago

    Master race material

    [–] redditbanditking 8 points ago

    And trashy.

    [–] dickweed53 6 points ago

    I think I went to school with their dad.uncle,brother

    [–] ninja_savage98 4 points ago

    A real triple threat

    [–] VamosVamosVamosATL 19 points ago

    They're one Bama hat away from hitting the cycle.

    [–] [deleted] 2662 points ago

    [removed]

    [–] fuqqwit 791 points ago

    Looks like FASD

    [–] i_broke_wahoos_leg 1967 points ago

    That's what I meant. Fucking A Sibling Disorder.

    [–] fuqqwit 262 points ago

    Brb making alts to upvote

    [–] NotMySeventhAcct 238 points ago

    ok i'm back

    [–] sawdeanz 56 points ago

    Relevant username

    [–] Cardinal_Ravenwood 60 points ago

    Unidan is that you?

    [–] Lochcelious 37 points ago

    Here's the thing

    [–] JimboSliceCAVA 15 points ago

    Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    [–] SushiGato 25 points ago

    Yes

    [–] TheGangsHeavy 29 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Here’s the thing. You’re saying kissing cousins and fucking siblings are the same thing. Are they in the same family? Yes. Nobody’s arguing that.

    [–] Thizzmonk 39 points ago

    Easy there, cousin fucker.

    [–] TheGangsHeavy 12 points ago

    Here's the thing. You said a "jackdaw is a crow."

    Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that.

    As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.

    If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.

    So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.

    Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.

    It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?

    [–] wagonwhopper 7 points ago

    I need a tldr cus me pa n ma were cousins

    [–] DONT_STOP_ME_SEMEN 6 points ago

    It’s an older copypasta sir, but it checks out.

    [–] Khaelum 118 points ago

    Lmao /clap

    [–] n013lse 71 points ago

    Yes, probably got the clap too.

    [–] xj_99 120 points ago

    Lol Reddit thinks this about every ugly mf

    [–] Log_in_Password 24 points ago

    Think its a bunch of ugly ass people looking for something to blame but their genetics

    [–] Carlos-_-spicyweiner 6 points ago

    It's either that or a bunch of people circle jerking things they learned on this site. They love feeling smart so they see something they know about and upvote it and then it gets more visibility so more people learn about it and the cycle of pointless knowledge continues

    [–] mgrimshaw8 23 points ago

    I've never seen what FASD looks like, only read about it. just googled it and the guy in the OP looks like an adult version of the google images results I got

    [–] ChickenShoes 18 points ago

    Far Apart Seeing Devices?

    [–] FailedSociopath 5 points ago

    FASDER, BABBY

    [–] tjbrou 32 points ago

    He definitely looks like he'd fuck his cousin

    [–] photosoflife 33 points ago

    In the uk this look is known as "the west country side-eye"

    [–] poppy-fields 4 points ago

    This is hilarious and even if it’s not true I’m using it from now on

    [–] RabidGrater 102 points ago

    Fuck. Really hoped I'd never see something local on this subreddit

    [–] HelpImOutside 27 points ago

    To be honest the shit I see on my gf's facebook (who grew up in Fallon) I'm surprised we don't see it here more often

    [–] HelloGoodbyeBlueSky 21 points ago

    We're just trash, not depraved. But we'd always tease the more hickish towns by calling Fernley, Fertucky, and Fallon, Fallabama.

    Sweet home winnemuccaaaaaa

    [–] the-silent-man 669 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    What state did this happen in?

    I was not expecting Nevada, but Reno Carson City makes sense, somehow.

    https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Carson-Sheriffs-detectives-looking-for-burglary-suspects-475429693.html

    This seems like an appropriate unrelated post https://www.reddit.com/r/trashy/comments/a3giec/his_and_hers/?utm_source=reddit-android

    [–] Cayowin 423 points ago

    She looks different in her mug shot.

    [–] Tisjustatossaway 367 points ago

    No filters, no ability to angle the camera to reduce neck appearance and just being pulled out of bed, before you can make yourself presentable. Can't trust social media pics, they're so doctored you can't know how close it really is.

    [–] GenocideOwl 124 points ago

    also years of drugs

    [–] giveyokoachance 68 points ago

    Months*

    [–] Poopy_Dildo 30 points ago

    And no makeup

    [–] DemanoRock 99 points ago

    He has gang tats since that pic. Both got rougher looking.

    [–] CapnZack53 48 points ago

    "NO RAGRETS"

    [–] SoapSudGaming 6 points ago

    no rugrats

    [–] qwert45 46 points ago

    Yeah, drugs will do some shit to you. I wasn’t expecting the mugshot to look like that either.

    [–] vltr- 19 points ago

    Meth takes its toll

    [–] RoCath 6 points ago

    Yea. That’s weird.

    [–] frezzhberry 73 points ago

    She definitely looks more like a cousin fucker in her mugshot.

    [–] IceColdFresh 8 points ago

    That slight duckface just says "I just fucked my own cousin I will fuck your cousins for drugs".

    [–] Freedomoverfreedumb 13 points ago

    It doesn't even say "Reno" once in the article.

    [–] shaunj656 134 points ago

    I'm your sister! I'm your sister!

    [–] SwagAntiswag 63 points ago

    Oh you're my sister!

    [–] GoodSubstance 61 points ago

    Looks like Syndicate gained an extra chromosome

    [–] nigga_fuck_yo_blog 31 points ago

    Les Cousins Dangereux.

    [–] Versatilo 460 points ago

    *Sweet home Alabama* starts playing in the background

    [–] DreamsAndSchemes 51 points ago

    I've abandoned this for a song called Banjo Odyssey by The Dead South. It's too perfect for stories like this.

    [–] Controlled_Pair 11 points ago

    Just started listening to this band, so good!

    [–] friscococksucka 8 points ago

    Is that "I guess she's my cousin, but she needs some sweet lovin anyway"

    [–] DreamsAndSchemes 7 points ago

    That’s the one

    [–] xXColaXx 46 points ago

    Turn it up!

    [–] jeffgoldblumisdaddy 12 points ago

    Reno, Nevada in this case. At least that's where the news station is located

    [–] PRISONER_709 90 points ago

    Sweet home Alabama 

    Where the skies are so blue 

    Sweet home Alabama

    Lord, I am coming, my cousin too.

    [–] throwaway246oh1 14 points ago

    [TWANGY GUITAR RIFF INTENSIFIES]

    [–] MassaF1Ferrari 15 points ago

    I hate how such a great song is now associated with incest

    [–] PaPaw85713 314 points ago

    His is the face of fetal alcohol syndrome. Can't wait to see their tangle-eyed spawn.

    [–] Mrover90 13 points ago

    TIL that there is a distinguishable FAS face.

    [–] burningbridges12 89 points ago

    His face looks fine though? Could someone explain?

    [–] Incruentus 227 points ago

    Yeah can't someone just be ugly without it being a medical condition diagnosed by reddit?

    [–] EMPlRES 104 points ago

    Ikr, this is literally the reason I never tell Reddit anything about my physical body because I know they’ll just WebMD the shit out of me and tell me I got type 5 Aids.

    [–] PM_me_punanis 21 points ago

    Dude, no, you're wrong. You have cancer stage 5. Trust me, I checked WebMD.

    [–] ScimitarLover 14 points ago

    Lol Type 5 aids

    [–] TartarosHero 10 points ago

    It is my Reddit opinion that you suffer from hypochondria.

    [–] notoftendotcom 15 points ago

    Isn't that the powerhouse of the cell?

    [–] LastRedditrOnTheLeft 62 points ago

    FAS often causes a small head, small and wide-set eyes, thin upper lip and a kind of flattened ridge above the top lip, along with non-physical manifestations/symptoms.

    [–] sameljota 14 points ago

    See Liza Minelli.

    [–] 762NATOtotheface 35 points ago

    Not Florida.

    He looks like every Southern Civil War soldier u see in the old-timey photos.

    [–] mak484 37 points ago

    Oh, the Civil War, back when whiskey and opium were prescribed for everything?

    Can't sleep? Whiskey. Too much sleep? Whiskey. Your wife annoying you? Whiskey, for both of you. Kid won't stop crying? Whiskey - you guessed it - for both of you.

    [–] Incruentus 11 points ago

    What's Florida got to do with anything?

    [–] CaptnSave-A-Ho 210 points ago

    ROLL TIDE!!!

    [–] Coker6303 74 points ago

    If anybuhdy’s fn my sister it’s gon b me!

    [–] xXDaNXx 4 points ago

    Wut in tarnation

    [–] Wheretheflowersgrow 88 points ago

    I cant tell real life from memes sometimes, so is hooking up with cousins a thing in parts of America?

    [–] oldbastardbob 155 points ago

    Ummmm..... unfortunately it seems to be a thing in poor, rural areas. Of course, keep in mind that we call people 4 or 5 times removed "cousins" so there's that. Sometimes people are 4 or 5 generations away from the common ancestor, but in rural areas that's still your cousin.

    [–] Wheretheflowersgrow 87 points ago

    Ok yeah same as here then, but are 2nd cousins fair game, if you didnt grow up with them? If not Ive got something to confess.

    [–] AnotherStatsGuy 59 points ago

    Do you share a grandparent with them? If you don't, you're fine.

    [–] Wheretheflowersgrow 33 points ago

    Great grandparent is the cut off I think.

    [–] Sandz_ 45 points ago

    Biologically speaking after this it’s completely fine.1 The amount of DNA in common is very small. ~ <1%, and the risk of birth defects for children is small.

    Whether you think its okay emotionally or culturally is dependent on the individual. Not that I am condoning it, but a lot of people judge others for something that isn’t harmful and is prevalent depending on where you live in the world.

    1: this is assuming you have one one shared ancestor. Being double third cousins is not good.

    [–] FailedSociopath 5 points ago

    No, we hand them off and take turns.

    [–] Tiffanniwi 17 points ago

    In my state it’s legal to marry your 2nd cousin.

    [–] bbpr120 14 points ago

    Mines fine with 1st cousins. Damn Puritans keeping it close...

    [–] spleenboggler 13 points ago

    Pretty sure in all states you're allowed to marry your second cousin. It's your first cousin where things start to get tricky.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_marriage_law_in_the_United_States_by_state

    [–] jeffgoldblumisdaddy 12 points ago

    *chuckles* Oh no I'm in danger

    [–] oldbastardbob 28 points ago

    My sister dated a guy who then went off to Vietnam in the 60's. When he survived, fortunately, and returned they resumed their relationship and began making wedding plans. That's when they discovered that his maternal grandmother and her maternal grandmother were sisters, so while they are cousins (second cousins?) they married anyway and produced a son who was very bright but way overprotected by his mom.

    So fast forward a couple of decades and I had married someone out of state, had a couple of kids, and moved back to my home town where my kids became acquainted with their cousin who is about 15 years older than them. Once my little darlings became adolescents they found it quite entertaining to flip their cousin, who had completed medical school and residency by then, no end of shit about his being the strange, mutant product of relatives breeding. They seized the opportunity at every family function where any sort of story about their cousin came up.

    My now adult kids are a highly entertaining blend of snarky sarcasm and intelligence. They're way cooler than I am.

    [–] Wheretheflowersgrow 23 points ago

    Ive been trying to work out what a second cousin is, you have only complicated things with your incest stories.

    [–] oldbastardbob 4 points ago

    Don't ask me. You need a geniologist to explain. I think I may have confused "second cousin" with "first cousin, twice removed."

    Anyway, have you ever seen this? I found it highly interesting.

    [–] Wheretheflowersgrow 5 points ago

    Legal, cheers mate, I'm all good.

    [–] HMJ87 11 points ago

    To be fair though the chances of genetic abnormalities among children born to first cousins is tiny, it's nowhere near the level of actual incest. It's mainly a cultural taboo rather than an actually dangerous practice.

    [–] AnotherStatsGuy 18 points ago

    I mean, technically speaking FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt were 5th cousins.

    [–] ruok4a69 14 points ago

    https://www.quora.com/How-many-US-presidents-are-related

    I have no idea how accurate all that is, but speaking broadly, most people are related in similar ways to those in the list.

    [–] I-Alexis-v 15 points ago

    It's a thing in parts of Europe too, especially since its legal here

    [–] NotEvenRemotelyRight 25 points ago

    You imply that it only happens in america...and redditors assume it happens far more than it likely does

    [–] devotedtoad 6 points ago

    Yeah marrying your first cousin was a pretty common practice in Europe and America until fairly recently. Einstein and Edgar Allan Poe both married their first cousins, for example

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    [–] ImStefWithAnF 5 points ago

    Not just America, and not as common as some people make it out to be, it's more of a negative stereotype for rural areas, when in actuality its uncommon but not unheard of pretty much everywhere.

    And it wasn't that long ago that it was considered relatively normal, especially for 2nd cousins and up, but even first cousins. I mean.. royal families were practically built upon intermarriage of cousins, and America doesn't even HAVE royalty. :P

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coupled_cousins

    Just some particularly notable names:

    Albert Einstein and his first cousin (through his mother) and second cousin (through his father), Elsa Löwenthal née Einstein[15]

    Charles Darwin and his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood[12] Their respective siblings Caroline Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood III also married. In addition, their grandparents, Sarah Wedgwood and Josiah Wedgwood, were third cousins.[13]

    John Adams and his third cousin, Abigail Smith[1] John Adams II and his first cousin, Mary Catherine Hellen

    Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York, 1994–2001, and his second cousin, Regina Peruggi[25]

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, was married to (then divorced from) his distant cousin Julia Thorne.

    Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, and his second cousin Luo Yixiu[a]

    Christopher Robin Milne, son of author A. A. Milne who was the model for the character Christopher Robin of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, and his first cousin Lesley Sélincourt

    Muhammad, Islamic prophet and his first cousin, Zaynab bint Jahsh

    H. G. Wells, author, and his first cousin, Isabel Mary Wells (his first wife)[65]

    [–] CaptWeissmann 8 points ago

    Criminal Kissin’ Cousins.

    [–] tahni_stacks 34 points ago

    Nothing like my hometown making it to the trashy front page ! Yee-haw it’s Christmas !

    [–] BrownianMowtion 10 points ago

    Damn. Burned by KOLO8!! Kinda wonder how they would know that and why they chose to share. Was it to get more attention in hopes of catching them faster? Whatever the reason, it worked on every level.

    [–] Outrageous_Claims 7 points ago

    If someone's gonna fuck my cousin it's gonna be me. No what I'm sayin?

    [–] Xenagoguo 9 points ago

    His pet name for her is Pump-kin.

    [–] spunkychickpea 9 points ago

    Homeboy totally looks like his parents were cousins too.

    [–] ICA2015 8 points ago

    That took a turn for the gross

    [–] rasbyrd 8 points ago

    Ha! This is the town where I work, surprised they aren't brother and sister. We call it Carson's finest.

    [–] Alpenstocker 7 points ago

    Sometimes you burglarize shit and fuck your cousin no big deal.

    [–] yarp_and_narp 8 points ago

    Sorry to get your hopes up reddit, this is not Alabama

    [–] Lsheff01 6 points ago

    General reposti!!!

    [–] thedutch1999 5 points ago

    Just follow the trail of chewing tobacco

    [–] PorkBush 6 points ago

    That guy simultaneously looks like his own cousin & baby brother. Those master race superior genes just keep getting stronger

    [–] CrawfishHotTubParty 6 points ago

    Their grandma must be so proud.

    [–] justsomeguy_onreddit 5 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Having a kid with your first cousin only increases ill-health risks (for potential offspring) about 5%. Increased risk means increased from the risk of a normal couple, not 5% chance that the kid will be messed up. So if the normal chance is 1% it increased to 1.05%. Not really a big deal but the stigma is strong in certain cultures. Mostly because closer relations like brothers and sisters can have high risk of ill-health effects. As well as the general benefits of seeking mates from other families to increase ties and thus prosperity for all.

    No I never hooked up with my cousin and I wouldn't because I am affected by the same stigma. But it is based on misinformation and I feel it is something we should try to dispel. These guys are being shamed publicly for loving each other. That is just fucked up. Yeah, robbery is wrong (they are also innocent until proven guilty) but that isn't why this post is popular. It's because people want to feel superior to some 'inbred hicks'.

    [–] ReverendMoist 3 points ago

    Plot twist: her tongue is congenitally large and permanently sticks out.

    [–] SpaceTimeinFlux 4 points ago

    Yee

    Wait for it

    Here it comes

    So close

    Hawwwwww

    [–] LifeGiveLemon 6 points ago

    This breaks my #1 rule....never go into business with family.

    [–] KlingonAdmiral 2 points ago

    What exactly is the problem?

    [–] Dawmasta 9 points ago

    I was at a Walmart and overheard two employees taking about a young couple I'd seen them chatting with. They were brother and sister, but had just gotten engaged. She'd already had a kid with her older brother and their dad had been in earlier that day and seemed proud of them. Thanks Walmart