Engaged couple discover they are brother and sister when their parents meet just before wedding

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Yes this is true! The siblings were seperated after a divorce between their parents. Mom took the daughter (at 8months old) and Dad took the son (at 2yrs old). The big question is how? How could this happen? After reading chapter 11 (specifically about attraction), I thought what if two people were too much alike or even worse relatives?! Hoping that eventually the chapter would adress my question about such a thing occuring, but coming up with no answers led me to find this amazing documentary about sex appeal. According to this discovery channel documentary on the science of sex appeal, we should be able to "sniff out" our relatives...

Apparently these siblings noses wern't working correctly. To make matters worse before finding out they were relatives, the woman (sister) is due to give birth to their child soon! For more details on this story go to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057081/Engaged-couple-discover-brother-sister-parents-meet-days-wedding.html.

Our book says there are 3 principles regarding attraction: proximity, similarity and reciprocity, buit I think they also forgot to mention genetics.stock-photo-3063200-brother-and-sister-getting-along.jpg

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This is CRAZY!! It truly makes me hope that if I do have a long, lost brother out there that I have enough "sensicals" to sniff him out.

Thanks for blogging about this :)

I love the possibility that we can detect who we are attracted to by smell. Many people make perfume and cologne also have pursued this goal with limited success.

Although there is clear evidence of pheremones in other animals and insects that function to attact potential mates, the identification and isolation of a human sex pheremone has so far been illusive.

I think proximity might play a role for why brothers and sisters are not sexually attracted and the long separation may have changed the game somewhat.

There certainly is something powerful at work here since it is so rare for brothers and sisters to ever find themselves in this situation!

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