With a name like Conan O'Brien, it's not exactly a surprise that he's Irish. It helps that the comedian and talk show host brings up his heritage often.

In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan talks about just how Irish he is.

Conan O'Brien's DNA Test Stunned His Doctor

In the clip above, Conan tells Colbert about his doctor administering a genetic ancestry test.

"He took a DNA sample and I left. Two weeks later he called me up.
"And he said, 'I have never ever ever had a DNA result like this before and I've been doing this for ten years.' I said, 'What is it?'
"He said, 'You are 100% Irish.'"

It's official. Conan O'Brien is the only true Irishman.

Conan continued, explaining his conversation with his doctor.

"I have never seen a 100% anything. I've been doing this a lot. I've done it with lots of people. I've seen 93.5, I've seen 96.1, I've seen 97.
No one is 100% Irish,"

Conan explained.

"If you go to Ireland… and you get their DNA samples, you will find that the most Irish-looking people are like 86 percent, 94 percent Irish.
The Lucky Charms leprechaun, true fact, 11 percent Spanish."

This is all very impressive sounding, but we have to ask, what does it mean to be 100% of something?

Conan had the same question.

"I didn't know what to make of this. I said, 'What does it mean?'
He said, 'What does it mean? It means you're inbred.'
And he said it just like that!"

I guess that's still impressive, but in a completely different way now.

"Anyone else think back to the time when Johnny Knoxville told Conan that his lineage also had some inbreeding, when they were watching this?"

- redditcom3t

Conan continues in the clip to explain it's because when his ancestors came over during the mid-1800s, they stayed together in the same community. He jokes that his wife being only half Irish makes him a rebel.

It also explains his abnormal body, he jokes.

"I think that is the biggest applause I've ever seen on Colbert. Stephen even commented how the people love Conan." - wikimandia

"Conan is simply the best" - hunkieboi88

"Did Steve add anything to this clip? It was all Conan" -DigbickMcBalls

The story comes at a time when we're re-examining the relationship the general populace has with DNA testing.

For starters, the accuracy of the consumer tests has been called into question. Instances of non-human DNA have been purposely sent to labs for testing and found the company performing the test doesn't even notice.

Additionally, the question of privacy is becoming a common talking point. After it was announced that police used genetic testing with a public database to catch the Golden State Killer, people became worried about the ethical implications.

By taking a DNA test, you could be implicating yourself or a family member in a crime. Combined with the potential for inaccuracies, it has legal experts questioning the practice.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

There's no shortage of excellent horror fiction out there. Recently I read The Terror by Dan Simmons and can't remember the last time I felt that claustrophobic and nervous. But I am also a fan of quite a few classics. Are there any other horror books that capture grief as effectively as Stephen King's Pet Sematary? What other book evokes folk horror as beautifully as Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home? Let's not forget this wonderful classic: The Haunting of Hill House. I could rave about that one (and Shirley Jackson) for days. All of these books left their mark on me and yes, I'd include them on a list (if I were to make one) of some of the scariest books I've read.

People had their own opinions to share––and books to recommend––after Redditor Tylerisdumber asked the online community,

"What's the scariest book you've ever read?"
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Bruce Emmerling from Pixabay

Have you ever traveled to a city you've always heard good things about, only to be totally let down upon arrival?

Keep reading... Show less

The opposite sex can be a bit of a mystery sometimes. Our brains work differently just like our bodies and this can lead to certain sensitive questions. Guys tend to be a little less open but today it's time for the ladies to ask away. Even wondered what they really think or feel about their body, yours? Today's the day to get the answers you didn't know you needed.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Everyone's got their own favorite food.

Keep reading... Show less