There's more to being a twin than just having a sibling the same age...
via: Wales OnlineEven if you are a twin, or think you know a lot about them, I'm guessing that you're still in for an education (and a surprise!) when you check out this list of weird facts about all types of twins.
Twins can have different dads.
via: The Tickle TrollIf two eggs are released by the woman in one month, then they can be fertilized by different men. It's happened before!
Twins can be of two different races.
via: The Tickle TrollMixed race couples can produce two children, with each showing predominately different characteristics.
Twins, more often than regular siblings, end up leading similar lives.
via: The Tickle TrollEven twins separated at birth have been reconnected only to learn that their career, interests, and values are uncannily similar.
Something weird happens when identical twins have offspring with other identical twins.
via: The Tickle TrollImagine 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 1s' offspring would be considered the cousins of the 2s' offspring. But since they would have the same genetic material, they could all be considered siblings. Weird, right?
Moms of twins have longer lifespans.
via: Super StockTwins' moms live longer than individual kids' moms. Some think that this is because the mom is extra-healthy, evolution passes on her great genes to one kid instead of two.
Taller women are more likely to have twins.
via: iParentingTaller people have more growth hormone, and that hormone increases the birthrate of twins.
Moms who like dairy are more likely to have twins also.
via: DiplyFive times as likely. Weird, right?
Twins bond in the womb.
via: Star GazeteThey start reaching for each other as early as 14 weeks.
"Mirror twins" exist.
via: Big ShockingThey mimic each other perfectly as they grow up.
Conjoined twins can sometimes see through the other's eyes.
via: BlogspotIf twins share a common thalamus, they can often sense through the other's organs!
A breastfeeding mother's body "specializes" for each twin.
via: TQNA mom of twins who breastfeeds can specialize the production of milk out of each breast for a certain twin.
You can tell twins apart by their belly buttons.
via: lamejormamaSince they're pretty much man-made, they're never identical!
A woman who's a twin is more likely to give birth to twins herself.
via: Josh AxeShe's already got the genetics for it.
Twins don't have the same fingerprints.
via: VC MediaThe texture of the amniotic sac dictates this, not genetics.
Twins are twice as likely to be lefties.
via: RBIMGNo one's too sure about this one!
Twins can be born months apart.
via: Cote MomsThis generally arises from complications...
Twins could commit the perfect crime.
via: DiplySince their DNA is 99.9% the same, they could just both deny it and the court might not be able to prove who the perp is!