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The Moment Bernie Sanders and Larry David Found Out That They Are Related


Offbeat  (tags: cousins, Larry David, Bernie Sanders )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - time.com
The two Brooklyn natives were in disbelief when they found out they shared some of the same DNA



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Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 9:26 am
Noted
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 10:45 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 12:33 pm
Interesting. Thanks Dandelion
 

Animae C (517)
Friday October 6, 2017, 3:47 am
i couldn't watch the vid, the page was not right for me.
 

Winn A (177)
Friday October 6, 2017, 6:44 am
Thanks
 

Judy C (97)
Friday October 6, 2017, 6:15 pm
Certainly this explains why Larry David is so good at impersonating Bernie Sanders – they are cousins! I'll have to make sure and catch that episode of "Find Your Roots" on PBS this week. That show is always good. I've seen most episodes of it since it started, and it is well worth watching, as is so much of the programming on PBS.. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Sylvie A (191)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 4:06 am
Thank you
 

Animae C (517)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 4:40 am
How awesome to find out you're related to Bernie!!!! A real buzz moment!!!

TY Dandi
 

Peggy B (36)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 8:47 am
Amazing.
 

Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday October 11, 2017, 9:44 am
LOL!
I find this DNA exploration fascinating, but it's also a responsibility - one is entering genetic information relating to family into a massive database. Information includes data on predisposition to various diseases, for example - does one's borther, sister, cousin want such information in the public domain??? (As I undnerstand it, the DNA sample becomes the property of the DNA research project/ company ...)
 

Dandelion G (373)
Wednesday October 11, 2017, 11:45 am
I'm not sure if this TV program is using the same DNA research, which I hope the program would protect these people on their program. I would hope these famous people would also protect themselves.

That being said, I'm glad you brought that point up Evelyn because one can't be too careful to where their DNA is going and how it's being used.

Just watched the program last night, had Carly Simon on it, and her Grandmother's roots went into Cuba and once in Cuba they found that further back from her Grandmother the relations were slaves in Cuba. It turns out that Carly Simon had some roots back to Africa and was 10% of her DNA.
 

Dandelion G (373)
Wednesday October 11, 2017, 11:46 am
I think it was funny that before Larry David knew he was related to Bernie Sanders he played him on SNL.
 
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