I wrote earlier about finally taking the plunge to check out my ancestry. Inquiring minds wanted to know (not my mind, however). This endeavor required donating a saliva sample. I did so and my long-suffering wife sent off my contribution to genetic research. Didn't work. Got an email saying, try as they may, they couldn't gather any data from the sample I sent them. So here we go again.
They did mention that their data bank only included earthlings, so that might be the problem. They implied that they would expand their research into our galaxy and, if that fails, reach out to the known universe. I must admit, in retrospect, that we should have been more sensitive to the name of the company: "Family Feud Spit Company." And their motto, "You're the spittin' image!"