I can get why people are obsessed with the origins of their ancestry.
One: because it's cool to know where you came from and chart all of the different ethnicities and parts of the world that had to be involved to culminate in the creation of you.
Two: it's great when bigots get roasted for realizing that their bloodlines aren't as "pure" as they initially thought.
There could be any number of reasons a person would want to know the origins of their genetic makeup and there's no shortage of services that'll do that for you.
Like the popular service, 23andMe. It's gotten so popular, in fact, that people have used its test results template to create some hilarious memes.
It's the perfect vehicle for making references to popular song lyrics.
Just got my 23andme results back:— Jack Oliver (@DrFeeelAverage) May 1, 2018
14% Player of music in the sun
16% Midnight toker
13% Get my lovin' on the run
Just got my 23 and Me test results back, and I’m:— chareth cutestory (@garlicboner) May 4, 2018
41% skater boy
58% see you
69% later boy
78% not good enough for her
People have also been using the memes to make fun of themselves.
They're just so, so, so good.
This person was shocked to discover that a significant portion of their genetic makeup is Irish soda bread.
While others use the meme as an opportunity to catch RDJ's attention.
This person was shocked to discover they were made out of clothing.
The finds were just super fascinating.
Just got my 23andMe results back:— Texas Humor (@TexasHumor) May 4, 2018
38% Al Pastor Tacos
18% St Arnold’s beers
17% Full of it
Just got my 23andme results back:— rep (@reputationmp13) May 4, 2018
12% riding in a getaway car
8% crying in a getaway car
9% dYING in a getaway car
7% said goodbye in a getaway car
14% riding in a getaway car
13% crying in a getaway car
8% dying in a getaway car
16% said goodbye in a getawayyyy
Just got my 23 and Me test results back!— Belpovision Song Contest 🍷💐🎨 (@ragsoflove) May 4, 2018
60% Lenin in the streets
40% Dostoevsky in the sheets
This Twitter user found a review that I hope is some kind of twisted joke while signing up for 23andme's service.
In recent news, there's been some trepidation about ancestry sites, as many are afraid the DNA testing facilities are just fronts to collect user data and then dole out that data to whoever they see fit.
The concerns were originally raised when it was revealed that the Golden State Killer was helped identified by an ancestry service similar to 23andMe.
So even if your personal data's being given out, at least you can console yourself with the fact that a criminal was caught because you maybe gave away some of your privacy, yeah?