Twinsanity!!

 

Everything is in doubles today! In honor of my sister who gave birth to a set of twin girls Monday, I felt we could use some fun and freaky-weird twin facts to welcome them into our crazy family!

  • Fraternal twins are hereditary. Identical are not. There is a “twin gene” that is passed on by the parents. Thanks mom and dad, for now I am scared shit that you have passed it along to me!
  • Twins can have different dads. Talk about baby daddy drama!
  • Twins usually make there own secret language.
  • Chances of having twins increase as you get older…especially over the age of 30.
  • Twin fetuses start playing with each other in the womb at 14 weeks.
  • The scientific study of twins is known as “gemellology.” The word twin is probably derived from an ancient German word twine. which means ‘two together.’
  • 22% of twins are left handed.
  • Cirque du Soleil employs the most sets of twins.  (With the exception of course of the Twins restaurant in New York City where you can only be a waiter if you are an identical twin.) Weird.
  • Once you’ve had fraternal twins, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to have another set.
  • Where you live can help determine whether or not you concieve multiples.  If you live in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the twinning rate is 25% higher than the general populace.

We can only hope the twin gene was only passed on to my sister ;-P hehe!

- Amanda

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