Our Brains Are Breaking Trying to Figure Out How a Twin Born After His Brother Can Actually Be Older

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Most people look forward to the “fall back” that happens when Daylight Saving Time ends in autumn. You get an extra hour of sleep, and it’s easier to leave for work in the morning when it’s not pitch black outside.

However, for a set of twins in Barnstable, Massachusetts, Daylight Saving Time made things a LOT  more complicated.

Samuel and Ronan are just like any other twins. They were born healthy and strong at the Cape Cod Hospital in Massachusetts, and both babies and their mom are recovering beautifully.

Although Samuel was born first, Ronan is the older of the two. Did we lose you there for a minute? Take a minute to try to figure it out…

Okay, here’s a hint: Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6 and Ronan was born at 2:10 am. However, since Daylight Saving Time ended and time fell back an hour, Ronan’s official time of birth was stated as 1:10 a.m on his birth certificate.  

“My husband was the first to say it, ‘Here’s a riddle for you!’ ” Emily told ABC News.

She’s not the only one! We’re still trying to work out the logistics!

“Riddle of the day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older,” the post says. “How is that possible?”

“Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.” ‘“I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.

In fact, it was the first time she’d ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing! Needless to say, these twins have a pretty amazing birth story to tell for years to come.