Bad habits are things that accompany us throughout our lifetime. They distinguish us from others, define and characterize our personality and, paradoxically, also unite us. We’d like to inherit and pass on the best of qualities, but as we get older, all the baggage our parents have passed on to us becomes more and more evident. Nevertheless, our social networks comprise not only our nuclear family, connected to us by close genetic roots, but other families of more distant “relations” as well – that’s what we often call individuals who are the proud bearers of some of our own bad habits.

This year marks the 200th birthday of the founder of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, and on the occasion we’d like to offer you a unique chance to find and get to know the „relations“ you might not have known existed. All you have to do is register your bad habits in the largest collection (the only one in the world), the National Collection of Bad Habits!
And what does the future hold?

Already in July we’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the 2022 Mendel Festival, but that’s far from everything! In autumn, you’ll appear in Mendel’s Table of Bad Habits, which will become the cornerstone of the labyrinth in which you’ll be able to search for all your extended relations.

You’ve got nothing to be ashamed of – even Mendel had his bad habits.

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.