Startling facts about twins

It is said that between the twins at birth, there is a special bond that does not disappear with age. And yet they are called the two halves of the same whole.

The following startling facts about the twins could not be better confirm their uniqueness:

In 2008, the couple from the UK learned that are opposite-sex twins, razluchonnymi at birth

Startling facts about twins

Each of the children was in a foster home, and years later they met and married, not knowing that they are each other siblings. As a result, they had to dissolve the marriage through the courts.

The twins can have different biological fathers

Startling facts about twins

This is indeed possible, but the probability of conception of twins is 1 in 400.

Women who eat a lot of dairy products, tend to the birth of the twins

Startling facts about twins

Wild yam also increases the likelihood of conception of twins.

If you have a pair of identical (monozygotic) twins are born male children of identical female twins, then legally their children will be cousins ​​or sisters - in fact, his family

Startling facts about twins

If one pair of identical twins marry another pair of twins, this phenomenon is known as "quaternary union" or "quartet marriage."

69 - the largest number of children born to one woman. For 40 years the Russians have been 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 chetyrnyashki

Startling facts about twins

Heroine Mother died in 2010 at the age of 93 years.

Each person has a unique smell, except the twins

Startling facts about twins

A pair of twins with identical DNA has the same smell. However, dogs can be trained to distinguish between such twins from each other, even if they live in the same environment and eating the same foods.

Despite the resemblance, "star" sister Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are actually fraternal rather than identical twins

Startling facts about twins

The sisters look like a monozygotic (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 child, and now their descendants are more than 1,500 people

Startling facts about twins

Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bankers were born in 1811, spent his childhood in the United Kingdom, and then moved to Thailand.

The mother of Ernest Hemingway made him wear clothes sisters, as I have always dreamed of the twins

Startling facts about twins

Sister Hemingway called Marcellin and his mother affectionately called the boy "Ernestine". Two children, a woman also called "sweet Dutch dolls." Below photo Ernest stands to the right of the parents and Marceline - left.

identical twins different fingerprints

Startling facts about twins

The fingerprints are formed after the division of embryos in the womb.

The Twins start to communicate with each other even in the womb

Startling facts about twins

On the 14th week, they can reach each other, and at the 18th week they tend to touch each other more often than currently.

has its own language Some twins

Startling facts about twins

In the absence of adult babies-twins can develop their own speech patterns. They spend much time together, so they do not have a lack of oral practice. Unfortunately, when children start to learn to speak their own language is forgotten.

The probability of getting pregnant with twins increases with age

Startling facts about twins

In women older than 35 years, produces more FSH than women under that age. This hormone increases the chances of having twins. But at the same time, this same hormone, ironically, affects fertility and reduces the chances of getting pregnant.

Y-twin men also can be born twins, provided that their wives formed just two egg

Startling facts about twins

A chance to give birth to fraternal twins is increased if the woman herself is fraternal twins, or she already gave birth to fraternal twins.

22% of all twins - left-hander. Among ordinary people handedness is found only in 10%

Startling facts about twins

There is a theory that left-handedness beginning to form in the womb.

In Nigeria, there is the world's highest rate of multiple pregnancies and the birth of identical twins

Startling facts about twins

Less likely multiple pregnancy occurs in Chinese women.

To give birth to twins in the female polar bears in the order of things. In fact, they often give birth to cubs, twins and less - or one cub triplets

Startling facts about twins

The females produce offspring up to 25 years.