Not My Uncle permalink
Data visualization illustrating my genetic relationship to a hollywood celebrity. Because of my last name, I get asked about this relationship quite frequently. People often assume for some (probably very interesting and study-able socialogical) reason that Leonard is my uncle when in reality, he is my second cousin once removed. He is my second cousin because my dad shares a great-grandpa with him. He is once removed because I am one generation deeper. And so I have printed the visualization out and laminated it. I now carry this in my wallet.
tags: family spock visualization