Twins are becoming more common than ever. Around 1915, 1 in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2%. The rate increased to 3.3% by 2010 (1 in every 30 babies born is a twin). Scientists believe that older woman tend to have more twins and couples tend to start families later nowadays.
Krista and Tatiana Hogan are the one of the rarest forms of conjoined twins. Their brains are connected by a thalamic bridge which gives them unique neurological capabilities. They can feel and taste what the other is experiencing, can see through each other’s eyes, and hear each other’s thoughts.
In the city of Yiwu in eastern China, people were confused how a Chinese couple managed to run a busy restaurant 21 hours a day without getting tired. Locals named them “robot couple restaurant”. Turns out the restaurant is run by two couples, both the men and women are identical twins.
Igbo Ora is a town in Nigeria known as the “twins capital of the world”. It’s in the south west part of Nigeria which has a documented 50 sets of twins born out of every 1,000 births. Locals say it is due to an okra leaf they eat. One woman says it’s responsible for her having 8 pairs of twins.
Up to 50% of young twins develop a secret language that can not be understood by others. The phenomenon is called cryptophasia and is thought to be created to communicate when one of the twins develop language slower than the other.
A set of twins was reunited after 37 years in 1979. Both were named Jim by their adoptive parents, loved carpentry and math, and pursued careers in security. Even stranger, they had each married a woman named Linda and then remarried a woman named Betty.
3 men whom broke into a luxury store in Germany and ran off with $6.8M worth of jewelry. They left behind a piece of evidence, sweat. DNA analysis led to not one but two suspects- identical twins. They couldn’t determine from which one. They went free.
A pair of twins were separated at birth, adopted and raised by separate families on 2 separate continents. They were reunited when one of them saw the other starring in the movie 21 & Over, saw the resemblance and contacted her via Facebook.
Twins separated at birth, one raised by a German Catholic Nazi family and the other by a Jewish family in Trinidad, both as adults flushed the toilet before and after going, enjoyed sneezing in elevators to startle people, dipped buttered toast in coffee, and wore rubber bands on their wrists.
There’s a set of biracial twins in the UK who are turning heads because one is black and the other is white.