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Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

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If you don't have a twin yourself then you probably don't know all that much about twins in general. But that's all about to change thanks to these fun facts.

Twins that are exact reflections of each other are called “Mirror Image” Twins. They often develop directly facing each other, meaning they become exact reflections of each other.

1 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

Twins can live very similar lives. Even twins separated at birth have reconnected to learn their interests and careers are very similar.


2 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

Identical twins can make master criminals because their DNA is 99.9% identical, the only difference being their fingerprints.


3 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

It is possible for twins to have different dads. If two eggs are dropped by the woman in one month, two different men can fertilize them.


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Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. The fingerprints do start the same but when the twins start to move, they touch the amniotic sac, which forms unique ridges and lines.


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Being left-handed is twice as common in twins than in single individuals.




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Taller people have more growth hormones and those hormones help increase the chances of twins.


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It is also found that mothers who drink more dairy are more likely to give birth to twins.


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In the womb, twins start reaching for each other as early as 14 weeks.


9 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

A woman with a twin is more likely to give birth to twins.


10 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

Twins can be born weeks or even months apart. The current record for separate births sits at 87 days.


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If conjoined twins use the same thalamus, they can often see or hear using the other’s organs.


12 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

One of the easiest ways to tell twins apart is their belly buttons.


13 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)

Mixed race couples can produce twins that are two different races.


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Imagine Male 1 and Male 2 are twins. So are Female 1 and Female 2. If Male 1 and Female 1 have kids together, and so do Male 2 and Female 2, then Pair 1’s offspring would obviously be considered the cousins of Pair 2’s offspring. But since they would have the same genetic material, they could all be considered siblings.


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Mothers of twins often have longer lives than moms of individual kids.


16 Fascinating Facts About Twins That Might Blow Your Mind (16 pics)


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№1 Author: Late (29 Mar 2016 04:29) Total user comments: 292


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I like the tenth fact best.



And by "fact" I mean "picture".
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№2 Author: Tomaz86 (29 Mar 2016 15:50) Total user comments: 10821


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Pic #10 29 19 19
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№3 Author: bigdaddyjfk15 (31 Mar 2016 21:34) Total user comments: 997


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#10 and #11 are very informative...... 05 05
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