I am second generation removed from Norway. My Grandparents were born there and my father the first to be born in the U.S. In a conversation about smartphones on FB with a Minneapolis friend, a person from Norway that lives in the town named Senum commented and asked me about my name. That municipality has about 200 people in it. Everyone with my last name in North America are closely related. What are the odds? I should have bought a lottery ticket.
Andrew Sullivan, at The Dish.