By jellybean_94 - 15/08/2009 04:33 - Canada

Today, I found out that my parents are first cousins. FML
I agree, your life sucks 137 413
You deserved it 7 360

Same thing different taste

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This happens more often then you'd think. But still, FYL.

My parents are first cousins too, lol, I turned out fine. Just don't go off with your first cousin, there will probably be some trouble there :P


This happens more often then you'd think. But still, FYL.

mekeskidi_fml 0

Move to the USA, specially to West Virginia. You'll be like everybody.

not everyone in WV is like that so stfu.

129 that's no joke. my great grandparents are west virginian and they are first cousins

CheshireHalli 19

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im surprised you care what random people on the internet think about your precious state seriously?

eriad1019 0

Amazing comment. Your intelligence is beyond measure.

Actually, objectively, there's nothing majorly wrong with first cousins marrying. As long as there haven't been immediately previous incidences of incest, there's only an increase in the incidence of genetic disorders/inheritable bad traits of about 2% over the normal population. Not that I'm endorsing cousins marrying/having children, but as long as it's a one-generation thing, nothing too bad should happen.

Cheshire you offensive a$$hòle. I am from CA and nobody here (AT ALL) is first cousins ..!.,

smc3106 25

So, there isn't anyone in the entire state with a first cousin living in Ca.? Dang. Lol

More common in New York and California? Are you stupid? Incest is more common in rural areas get over it.

you seem to know a little too much on the subject.

CaMarshall 0

Get tested?? For what? I don't know of any STDs you can only get from your cousins...

::rolls eyes::: you mean you haven't heard of that one strand of herpes that you can only give your cousins!?!?

greenltrn2003 0

ahhh good old fashion family fornication

Wow, do you have any deformations? Lol FYL, I'm so sorry!

You don't get any birth defects from two first cousins. Only from direct incest.

#393, I don't know why you've been thumbed down. You were just giving information.

ohheykiwi 2

I don't get it. What's the FML? It's not that bad. It's not like they're brother and sister.

well its ****** up enough that if you tell one of your friends you probably won't hear the end of it

It's still a little disturbing. I bet you'd feel different if YOUR parents were cousins :|

Maybe this person has a thing for their cousin so they don't see why it's so wrong in so many ways!!!

What do you mean not that bad fourth cousins would be not that bad heck third cousins could even be considered not that bad but omg they are first cousins that is literally so gross I wanna gag

You do realize how many issues the female could have with the pregnancy? The child could easily have multiple birth defects because of how closely related the parents are.

by law in the us first cousins are illegal in most states

gdude756 0

How ****** up are your parents? And yeah you should get tested

My parents are first cousins too, lol, I turned out fine. Just don't go off with your first cousin, there will probably be some trouble there :P

Redneck325Ci 0
leeenerz 0

why does that make him a freak? i hate people like youu

87- huh wha...? Did you comment on the wrong post, or am I missing something here..? :/

BeezKnees 5

My parents were first cousins, too. I'll bet there are more of us around than you'd think.

.___. that is just freakish. yeah get tested. Those who are saying there's nothing wrong with it.. well this makes the world a ton more interesting to me. LOL Srsly, get tested. Really. Please.

lilkamarciano 0

agree with above. like get tested for what. they're humans at least they're not brother and sister yea they're related but didn't we all technically come from Adam and eve? so were all technically related in one way or another

agree! also, back in the 1700s century, all the royals wanted pure blood... so they married their cousins, nephews, nieces, so there's a high chance that all Europeans are related yet some of them are the richest and smarts ppl and countries... moreover, I'm sure you'd already have symptoms if u had issues

You are on average 50% the same as your siblings are far as what genes u get from your parents. Your kids take 50% of your genes. So on average you will only have about 12.5% of the same genes as ur first cousin from your common grand parents on average. So from a single generation of first cousin marriage the odds of u picking up a problem from this are pretty low. Having said that your parents are 99.9125% the same as each other genetically anyway, and your 99.9% the same as any random person on the street - no matter what race they are. So who cares! :P


I honestly refuse to believe that because of his lack of grammar skills. Shoot, I didn't even read the whole thing. As soon as I saw the 'u's and 'urs', I lost interest.

If you have read half the comments on here you wouldn't be bitching about this, there are a lot worse