Very rare and extremely cute!

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was alerted to this site on "my other board" and thought I might want to share (also because I like the photos taken of this quite unique set of girl twins):

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/mixedtwins.asp

    The story around them is interesting, too.
     
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    I've seen that happen when one parent was white, one black. Not like this though.

    It said that the chances are a one in a million. Is that on top of the chances of having twins? Because thta must be so unlikely if it is.
     
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    They are cuties, aren't they?
     
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    Aaaaaawwwwww!!!! They are sooo cuuute!!!! :goodvibe:
     
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    Considering the number of sperm involved in each pregnancy attempt is in the hundreds of millions, I'd have to say that even a 1-1 million shot would certainly be possible.
     
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    I wish I had a twin black brother. Although, how many people would believe that?

    "This is my twin brother..."
    "...sure it is...."
    "no seriously, we're paternal"
    "you're WHITE...he's BLACK"
    "dude. we're paternal trust me"
    " eff off"
     
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    No you misunderstand. What I was thinking but didn't say was that the probablity seemd quite high. Because I was wondering if the probablility of having twins in the first place was factored in?

    eg

    1/1000000 x probability of having twins = true probability.
     
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    And that would be variable given that the incidence of twins is familial. So people are almost ensured on having twins.

    Not to mention that the use of fertility drugs has the multiple birth rate skyrocketing.

    Also if you read the whole article, you'll see that the chance of fraternal twins is already factored into 1-1million chance. They claim the chance of twins is 1-100.
     
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    my thoughts exactly. :lol:
     
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    aren't we all brothers and sisters? :hugs:
    peace to ya, fellas.

    these are so cute! and damn lucky too :)
    I wish i remebered something from the genetics class that could explain that in detail, though... oh well, rather leave it as a nice mystery
     
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    That is soooo cool! What gorgeous babies and they do look like twins except for the color of their skin - see skin color is just that - the color of their skin - I just wanna pinch their cheeks!!
     
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    See, that's what it made me think of..maybe it's nature's way of making a step toward equality. :p
     

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