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  • I’m proud to be English, my family have served and weve defended this country

  • and weve been to war for this country.

  • I’m really patriotic about Bangladesh.

  • I am 100% Icelandic, yeah, definitely.

  • This is a Kurdish wedding

  • with my mum in the traditional Kurdish cloth.

  • Were just proud blacks, so that’s it.

  • Yeah, I think we are probably the best country in the world, if I’m honest.

  • Think about other countries and other nationalities in the world,

  • are there any that you don’t feel you get on with well, or you won’t like, particularly?

  • Germany, yeah, I’m not a fan of the Germans.

  • You might think theyre a little bit

  • Particularly India and Pakistan probably because of the whole, you know, the conflict.

  • Cause I have this side of me that’s like

  • that hates Turkish peoplenot people! But the government!

  • But French?

  • Nah.

  • Were just the best, you know, it’s just fact.

  • I’m more important than you.

  • I don’t know you, but in my opinion I am strong, and I am more important than a lot of people.

  • How would you feel about taking a journey based on your DNA?

  • Yeah, I’d feel very intrigued.

  • What could you possibly tell me that I don’t know?

  • So do you know how DNA works?

  • So you get half from mum, and half from dad,

  • so 50% from each of them, and they get 50% from their parents,

  • and back, and back and back.

  • And all those little bits of your ancestor, they filter down to make you, you.

  • I need you to spit in this tube for me.

  • Just spit up to the little black line.

  • That’s a lot of spit.

  • The story of you, is in that tube.

  • What’s it going to tell me?

  • It’s going to be, ‘oh yeah, youre French’, and, ‘wait, your grandparents are French’, and, ‘wait …’

  • 100% Bengali.

  • Solid Iraqi.

  • I’m Cuban!

  • It’s going to tell me that I’m English, like I’ve told you.

  • Jay? Can you come down and join us?

  • I’m a little bit nervous, I have to say.

  • So are you ready to find out your results?

  • Will you read it out to us, please?

  • Wow, look at me!

  • Oh my God.

  • Ohwow...

  • … I didn’t expect that.

  • All of them.

  • Whoa

  • NoNo

  • Caucasus? Which was

  • Turkish?

  • Yeah.

  • Eastern Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece.

  • I’m 32% British?

  • What?!

  • Great Britain, 30% …

  • 5% …

  • German.

  • I’m Irish?

  • Yeah!

  • So I’m a Muslim Jew.

  • Great Britain, 11% – are you sure these results are mine?

  • Eastern Europe? Seriously?

  • Iceland has definitely moved closer to Europe now.

  • I’m going to go a bit far right now, but this should be compulsory.

  • There would be no such thing as, like, extremism in the world, if people knew their heritage like that.

  • Like, who would be stupid enough to think of such a thing as, like, a pure race?

  • In a way, were all kind of cousins, in a broad sense.

  • In a much more direct sense. You have a cousin, in this room.

  • Uh uh

  • Turn around, and guess who it is.

  • Waj?

  • Yeah, what’s that?

  • Why don’t you come down here and meet your cousin?

  • Oh my God

  • Did you know that?

  • I didn’t, I had no ideathis is like

  • my heart’s pounding right now, I swear to God.

  • You have more in common with the world than you think.

  • I’m Jay from everywhere by the reads of this.

  • I’m a real man of the world.

  • That’s beautiful, thank you.

  • So would you like to travel to all of these places?

  • Yeah!

  • Hell yeah!

  • Oh yeah

  • An open world begins with an open mind

I’m proud to be English, my family have served and weve defended this country

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momondo – The DNA Journey

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    韓澐 posted on 2016/06/07
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