After giving birth to her son Ryan, Hayley Phillips thought it wouldn’t be too long before his twin brother followed. In fact, it took a further 51 hours – and a second labour for Miss Phillips – before Lewis eventually made his way into the world.
The twins – who as well as being born on different days also have different star signs – are now set to mark their first birthday, with Ryan, a Leo, celebrating tomorrow and Lewis, a Virgo, two days later on Tuesday.
Miss Phillips, 24, said: ‘There were two separate labours, with Ryan being born at home and Lewis in hospital, they have different birthdays, different star signs and if Lewis had been born a few days later he would be in a different school year. They look the same but they couldn’t be any more different.’
It was a phenomenon that had gone unnoticed for several years, even by the residents. But now a village in Kerala (India) with over 200 [pairs of] twins and a few more on the way is in the limelight.
“None of us was aware of this phenomenon and now many have started thinking of this. There is also a new association for these twins,” said Kunju Marikar, president of the Nannambra panchayat (village council) under which comes Kodinhi village that boasts of the record.
via The Times of India.
Two identical twin brothers have married two identical twin sisters in a joint wedding ceremony in China.
The two couples, from Binhai town, look so much alike that members of their own family struggle to tell them apart.
They’re twins, all right, despite what their spanking new birth certificates say. Tariq Griffin entered the world at 12:17 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich. Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier – 26 minutes to be exact.
That means the boys have the unique distinction of having been born on different days, months and years.
Mothers of twins seldom get the recommended full night’s sleep and often suffer from depression, U.S. researchers said.
A U.S. researcher found the mothers of twins sleep an average of 5.4 hours in a 24-hour period, rather than the recommended 7-8 hours. Almost half of the mothers reported mild to severe symptoms of depression.
What a waste of research funds. Social “sciences” are really adept at stating the obvious and passing it off as “research”. And guess how many mothers were involved? Fourteen. Statisticians and epidemiologists will be having strokes.