Twins

Twins

It would be fun to have twins. Twins can play together, dress alike and take care of each other as they grow up. Do you agree?

About 25% of identical twins are mirror-image twins, meaning they accurately reflect each other. Identical twins often want to be incredibly close to their twins in adulthood, which is what many of them are. While fraternal twins look as unequal as brothers and sisters, they also look alike in other ways.

Although scientists are not sure why there are so many twins in developing countries, they suspect that most of the differences are due to fraternal twins i.e. birth rates. What causes so many twin births is still a mystery, but it may have something to do with a root vegetable called cassava that boosts fertility.

Most twins are born healthy, but a twin pregnancy can mean a higher likelihood of health complications for the babies.

It is unfortunate that some people do not consider fraternal twins to be real twins, because they do not always have the obvious similarities that an identical twin does.

Here are some unusual facts about

Twins

# 1. Mothers of twins live longer


# 2. Tall women are bound to have twins


# 3. Taller women are more likely to have twins due to having a larger amount of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) than their shorter partners


# 4. Twins are not telepathic and can’t read each other’s minds, regardless of they do complete each other’s sentences


# 5. A mother’s body adjusts itself for twins


# 6. Polar bears most commonly birth twins


# 7. 40% of twins develop their own dialects


# 8. Women who consume a ton of cheese are 5 times more likely to have twins than those who eat less


# 9. In a “one in a million” occurrence, twin sisters in Georgia each gave birth to twin boys around the same time in 2004


# 10. The average birth weight is just 5-pounds 5-ounces (as opposed to the 7-pound 7-ounce average singleton)


# 11. There is a town in Ukraine where 122 twins live


# 12. Identical twins have almost a similar DNA (99.9%)


# 13. Despite appearances, twins prefer to have their own identity, particularly as they grow older


# 14. Dogs can distinguish identical twins, somewhat because of individual smell that each twin has


# 15. Vanishing twin syndrome happens when 15-20% of all twin pregnancies result in a miscarriage


# 16. Morning sickness is worse during twin pregnancy


# 17. Every year Twins Day is celebrated in Twinsburg, Ohio


# 18. Identical twins don't have indistinguishable fingerprints


# 19. China is the nation with the lowest percentage of twin births, where 1 out of 300 result in multiple births


# 20. Twins have been appeared to start interacting in the womb as early as 14 weeks


# 21. The scientific study of twins is known as “gemellology”


# 22. Twins can have different dads and be different races


# 23. Cryptofasia is the name used to assign the mystery language that two twins can develop


# 24. Women who eat a ton of dairy products are more inclined to conceive twins


# 25. Non-identical twins were brought into the world 97 days apart in 2018/19


# 26. The most straightforward approach to distinguish twins is by their belly buttons


# 27. If male twins marry female twins, their children will be genetic siblings


# 28. The average time between delivering the first and second twin is 17 minutes


# 29. Nigeria is the nation that is known for having the highest birth rate of twins


# 30. When identical twins marry identical twins, it’s called a quaternary marriage


# 31. One twin can be getting higher nutrients than the other


# 32. Women in their 30s and 40s are more bound to have twins


# 33. William Shakespeare was a dad of twins – Judith & Hamnet


# 34. Mirror image identical twins have reverse asymmetric features


# 35. Identical twins don't generally have a similar hereditary quality


# 36. About 1 out of 250 pregnancies end up with identical twin births


# 37. Some conjoined twins can feel and taste what the other one does


# 38. Twins have a higher pace of left-handedness (22% vs. 10% of singletons)