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It is said that there is a special connection between twins at birth, which does not disappear over the years.
In 2008, spouses from the UK found out that they are twin-sex twins, separated at birth
Each of the children got into a foster family, and after years they met and married, not suspecting that they were each other's siblings. As a result, they had to terminate the marriage in court.
Twins may have different biological fathers.
This is indeed possible, but the probability of conceiving such twins is 1 in 400.
Women who eat a lot of dairy products are prone to having twins.
Wild yam also increases the likelihood of conceiving twins.
If a pair of identical (identical) male twins give birth to children from identical female twins, then legally their children will be cousins or sisters, and in fact - siblings
If one pair of identical twins marries another pair of twins, then this phenomenon is called the “Quaternary Union” or “Quartet Marriage”.
69 - the largest number of children born to one woman.For 40 years, the Russians had 16 twins, 7 triplets and 4 chetyrenyashki
The mother-heroine died in 2010 at the age of 93 years.
Each person has his own unique smell, with the exception of twins.
A pair of twins with the same DNA has the same smell. However, dogs can be trained to distinguish such twins from each other, even if they live in the same environment and eat the same foods.
Despite the resemblance, the “star” sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are in fact dvuyaytsevym, not identical twins
The sisters look like monozygous (identical) twins, but in reality are dizygotic, that is, they have different genotypes.
The first known science "Siamese twins" gave birth to a total of 21 children, and now their descendants number more than 1500 people
Angled twins Ang and Chang Banks were born in 1811, spent their childhood in Great Britain, and then moved to Thailand.
Ernest Hemingway's mother forced him to put on his sister's clothes, as she always dreamed of twins.
Hemingway's sister was called Marceline, and the mother affectionately called the boy Ernestine.Both children, the woman also called "sweet Dutch pupae." Below in the photo Ernest is on the right side of his parents, and Marceline is on the left.
Identical twins have different fingerprints.
Fingerprints are formed in the womb after the separation of the embryos.
Twins begin to communicate with each other in the womb
On the 14th week, they can reach out to each other, and on the 18th week, they tend to touch each other more often than they touch themselves.
Some twins have their own language.
In the absence of adults, twin babies can develop their own speech patterns. They spend a lot of time together, so they have no lack of oral practice. Unfortunately, when children start learning to talk, their own language is forgotten.
The chance of becoming pregnant with twins increases with age
In women over 35, more follicle-stimulating hormone is produced than in women younger than this age. This hormone increases the chances of having twins. But at the same time, the same hormone, ironically, affects fertility and reduces the chances of getting pregnant.
In twin men also can be born twins, provided that their wives immediately formed two eggs
Chance of having fraternal twins is increased if the woman herself is fraternal twins, or she already gave birth to fraternal twins.
22% of all twins are left-handed. Among ordinary people, left-handedness is found only in 10%.
There is a theory that left-handedness begins to form in the womb.
Nigeria has the highest rate of multiple pregnancies and the birth of identical twins in the world
Rarely, multiple pregnancies occur in Chinese women.
To give birth to twins in female polar bears is in the order of things. In fact, they often give birth to cubs, twins and less - triplets or one cub
Females give offspring up to 25 years.