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We’ve been mocking Ancestry’s DNA test commercials for a while because we can.

Ancestry also has a lot of vital data from its members and research, like what surnames are most popular in the 50 states.

Turns out California tops Texas in the Reconquista; the most popular names in Califas are Garcia, Hernandez and Lopez. Texas has a SMITH stuck between Garcia and Martinez, while New Mexico represents with Garcia, Martinez and Chavez. Make your own jokes about Arizona.

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Livie was lost. She thought she was “Hispanic,” a meaningless category created by the U.S. government for the census, but after she tested her DNA with Ancestry, she found out she was — wait for it — all mixed up. Mestizo, so to speak.

Well, I got bad news for you, Livie. Olivia, possibly? You look Mexican to me. In fact, you kinda look like my Tia Chayo from Tijuana. [Mas…]


A DNA blood test from eHeritage.com can help you unlock your past and trace your roots. Native American blood? Related to European royalty? Puro Caucasian like from the Caucusus region? You’ll never know what you’ll find until you try!

happymexicanWhy are Mexicans happier than the average bear?

It’s in their genes, according to a new scientific paper, which asserts that nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele also perceive themselves happiest — countries like Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations like Mexico and Columbia.

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No, ancient Peruvians didn’t have alien DNA because science

by ROD ESTERLING July 15, 2014 Cultura
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Pochos, we have the sad. When we reported in February that the famous ancient elongated skulls of Paracas, Peru contained alien DNA, we thought it was all scientific and stuff. Here’s what we wrote.

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Breaking: Scientists ID ’empty the trash’ gene in male DNA

by María Purísima October 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BOSTON) Geneticists at Boston University have discovered the gene in men that gives them the strength, stamina and expertise to take out the trash. According to an article published Monday in the journal Science, the gene is located near other genetic material that corresponds to mens’ inherent superior ability to mow the […]

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Totally scientific proof and I’m not kidding: Men make women crazy

by Elise Roedenbeck October 10, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SEATTLE) Women now have scientific proof of what they suspected all along: men make you crazy. The groundbreaking study conducted here by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  proves what women have suspected all along. The technical explanation? Women who give birth to boys retain male DNA in their brains and therefore they go […]

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Bill Clinton’s Pocho Ocho best lines in his speech to the DNC

by REINCE IPSA LOCO September 6, 2012 El Now
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Former President Bill Clinton’s speech Wednesday to the Democratic Convention was long (48 minutes), complex and filled with facts and arithmetic — maybe too long and filled, although girth is as important as length according to the email we get here. As a public service, therefore, and sanitized for your protection, we present the Pocho […]

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