It’s just LIKE HIM!

Bad habits are something that accompanies each of us in life. They distinguish us from others, define and characterize our personality and, paradoxically, also unite us. We wish to inherit and pass on the best qualities, but the older we get, the clearer it becomes how many unwanted similarities our parents have left in us, just as we have left in our children. Thus, our society consists not only of families that are connected by genetic roots, but also of other families, families of so-called distant relatives. That’s what we often call individuals who are proud of some of the bad habits we ourselves have.

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of the founder of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, we offer you a unique chance to find and get to know „relatives“ that you may not have known about. All you have to do is register your bad habits in the National Collection of Bad Habits – the largest and only one in the world!

What next?

In July, everything we’ve collected throughout the country will appear in Mendel’s Table of Bad Habits. This will become the basic building block of the labyrinth in which you’ll be able to search for your bad-habit “relatives.” At the same time, we look forward to seeing you in Brno at the 2023 Mendel Festival!

However, an online database of bad habits that can connect you to other people with similar habits won’t be the only outcome of the project.
In the autumn of 2023, an ENCYCLOPEDIA of bad habits will be published and, believe me, you’ll have a lot of fun leafing through it and seeing the bad habits you’ve all registered!

Our definition of a bad habit:
A bad habit is a behavior of a person or a group of people, which is repeated and annoying. A bad habit might be seen differently by each person – for instance, someone is bothered by regular housecleaning and somebody appreciates it.