21 Fascinating Facts About Twins

Think you are standing in front of someone whoever looks like you! What are you doing then? It’s really an interesting scene when someone don’t recognize a twins. Do you think that twins enjoy the scene!…Of course they are. But when you know an interesting fact that twins may have different father or twins may have different birthday, it will be more enjoyable to you. Here are the interesting facts about twins those truly will make you amazed.

1. Twins Never Have Same Fingerprints
You might think that identical twins share almost the same DNA. So they must also have identical fingerprints. But fingerprints are not generated based on DNA. When identical twins are conceived, they start out with the same fingerprints. But during weeks six of pregnancy the babies start to move. They each touch the amniotic sac. So unique ridges and lines are formed on each twin’s hand that result in different fingerprints.
twins fingerprints

2. Twin Type Isn’t Hereditary But The Hyper-ovulation Gene
Hyper-ovulation means woman are more likely to release multiple eggs during ovulation. If a woman inherits a certain gene that causes her to hyper-ovulate then her chance of having fraternal twins. Which are produced from two separate eggs. And since that gene is, well, genetic, parents may also pass it on to their kids.
twin girls

3. Twins May Have Different Birthday
Twins generally means that they are born at the same time. But it does depend how you interpret the term ‘twins’. Twins may have come from the same batch of embryos, collected from the same treatment cycle. So twins born at a different time.
twins birthday

4. Twins Can Have Different Dads
It’s rare, but it is possible for a woman to release two eggs during ovulation and then get impregnated by two different men at the same time. It does known as heteropaternal superfecundation. In fact, about 1 to 2 percent of all fraternal twins have different dad.
twins with different dads

5. About 25 Percent Twins Become Exact Reflections of One Another
About 25 percent of identical twins develop directly facing each other, meaning they become exact reflections of one another. They may be right- and left-handed, have birthmarks on opposite sides of their body. Also they have hair whorls that swirl in opposite directions. This occurs when the twins split from one fertilized egg more than a week after conception.
cute twins babies

6. You Can Eat Your Twin
An estimated 1 in 8 pregnancies begins with twins with only 1 in 70 actually producing twins. This is because of “Vanishing Twin Syndrome” where one of the babies doesn’t survive. This is usually early on and the embryo is reabsorbed by the mother’s body or by the surviving twin causing no issues for the remainder of the pregnancy.
twins in womb

7. The Easiest Way to Distinguish Identical Twins
The easiest way to distinguish identical twins is to look to their belly button. Since naval shape depends on how the umbilical cord was cut and tied. Even the same doctor using the same technique will produce variations.
twins identification

8. Mothers of Twins May Live Longer
Twins could be an evolutionary adaption in which healthy moms take the chance to pass on double their genes at once.A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B focused on the population of women in 1800’S Utah. They found that women who gave birth to twins were very strong and healthy to begin with. So they were likely to live long lives.
twins with mother

9. Tall Women Are More Likely to Have Twins
Taller women have more insulin-like growth factor (IGF). It’s a protein that is released from the liver in response to a growth hormone that stimulates growth in the shaft of longer bones. Having higher levels of IGF results in increased sensitivity of the ovaries increases a woman’s chance of ovulating.
The Bella Twins with mom

10. Identical Twins Have Nearly the Same DNA
Identical twins have DNA that is 99.9% the same. They also have almost nearly identical brain wave patterns. But they do have different fingerprints and teeth marks!
Identical Twins

11. Double Think
Pop culture is filled with stories of twin telepathy. But conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan share the same brain and can hear each other’s thoughts, experience each other’s sensations, and see through each other’s eyes.
conjoined twins

12. Nursing While Pregnant Boosts Chances of Twins
Mom who are breast-feeding when they become pregnant again are a whopping nine times more likely to conceive twins than those who have stopped nursing.
caring pregnant wife

13. Twin Capital Of The World
The small South American town of CândidoGodói may just be the twin capital of the world. From 1959 to 2008, a whopping 8 percent of births in São Pedro (one of the town’s villages), resulted in twins. It is compared to less than 1 percent throughout the rest of the country.
cute black twins

14. Happy Birthday to the World’s Oldest Twins!
204 — that’s the combined age of Ena Pugh and Lily Millward, a pair of British twins. They both celebrated their 102nd birthdays on Jan 4, 2012. The duo had a whole lot to rejoice. The milestone landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest twins on the planet.
Ena Pugh and Lily Millward

15. Twins Day is celebrated in Twinsburg, Ohio every year
Twins Days is a festival for biological twins. This day has taken place every summer since 1976 in Twinsburg, Ohio. The festival was founded by Revco’s Charles R. Dehaven. It is the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. It draws thousands of participants from all over the United States and elsewhere in the world.
Twins Day Celebration

16. You Don’t Need to Have a C-Section
For years, C-section has been the go-to delivery method for twins. But a New England Journal of Medicine study suggests that vaginal birth may be just as safe.

17. 17 Minutes is The average time between Delivering the First and Second Twin
The average time between delivering the first and second twin is 17 minutes. However The tine between delivery first twin and second twin can range from just a minute or two to many hours.

18. Twins Have Their language
It’s true, twins really do understand each other’s gibberish. Scientists have confirmed twins can develop their own secret languages, a phenomenon they call cryptophasia. In a fascinating twist, researchers say all cryptophasic languages follow the same structure.

19. Twins Birth Rate Are Increasing Now a days
Today’s would-be moms are far more likely to birth twins than in the past. Why? The miracle of fertility drugs, coupled with women waiting until later on in life to get pregnant. Once you hit 35 years old your ovaries sometimes release more than one egg per cycle.

20. Twins interact with each other in the womb
In 2011, researchers at Umberto Castiello of the University of Padova in Italy studied 3D videos of twins in their mother’s womb. At 14 weeks of gestation, twins were seen reaching for each other. By 18 weeks, they touched each other more often than they touched their own bodies.

21. Massachusetts has the most twin births of any state in America
At nearly 4.5 for every 100 live births, Massachusetts has the highest rate of twin births. Connecticut and New Jersey follow with 4.2 twins per every 100 births.These women are more likely to attempt to have children at a later age and seek reproductive assistance. The state with the lowest rate of twin births is New Mexico.