Being an identical twin sounds like it would be loads of fun.
As a twin, you could dress the same, live in the same house and synchronize your pregnancies.
And that is exactly what two sets of twins — who are married to another set of twins — did.
In 2018 at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, Brittany and Briana Deane married Josh and Jeremy Salyers in a joint ceremony.
The couples big day was captured on the TLC documentary, Our Twinsane Wedding, where Jeremy revealed how the pair wanted to simultaneously impregnate their wives, in hopes of having twins born on the same day.
And interestingly enough, science may have a hand in all this multiplying called hyper-ovulation.
“If a woman inherits a certain gene that causes her to hyper-ovulate (meaning she’s more likely to release multiple eggs during ovulation), her chance of having fraternal twins — which are produced from two separate eggs — increases. And since that gene is, well, genetic, parents may also pass it on to their kids, making it possible for twins to run in the family (and perhaps even for twins to have their own little sets of twins). However, there’s no known gene linked to identical twins — which results when one egg splits in half — so this twin type isn’t hereditary.” according to the Huffington Post.
“We want to have twins, and we want them to be born on the same day… We’ll be raising our families together as well. That’s something we’re all on the same page about too.” Jeremy shared.
….oh how I would love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation.
It gives family planning a whole new definition!
Additionally, they have talked in the past about how there is no partner swapping between the siblings.
When asked to share the most odd question the couples usually get, Jeremy shared with Fox News:
“We get a lot of questions about our living situation, [we get] mostly positive responses when people find out about it. We don’t mind talking about it at all.”
Briana continued, saying:
“I would add that we totally know we are eccentric, socially eccentric.”
“I would say that the one that we get a lot [is that] people always ask if we switch partners – I hope we have explained ourselves that we do not!”
And while these sets of twins sure are similar, did you know that identical twins do not have identical fingerprints?
While they twins do come from the same egg and look very similar — it can be almost impossible to tell them apart.
Researchers are continuing to discover why identical twins are not as mysterious as they first thought.
According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it was found that environmental factors like dietary habits as well as chemical exposures – also known as epigenetic effects – cause identical twins to grow dissimilar over time.
An example of this would be while identical duos may begin to look less alike over the years — they can also have totally different personalities.
So maybe in a few years, these sets of twins may look like the rest of us (along with their twin children) but only time will tell.
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