1. Twins live longer than non-twins.
  2. The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
  3. The World's Oldest Living Conjoined Twins are 62 years old.
  4. About 17% of twins are left-handed. This compares to about 10% in the non-twin population.
  5. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
  6. During the Nazi regime, two twins with a Jewish father separated at birth. One grew up a Nazi and the other one grew up a Jew. They met again 25 years later.
  7. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days apart.
  8. A russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man.
  9. Josef Mengele's "scientific" experiments at Auschwitz often involved studies of twins. If one twin died, he would immediately kill the other and carry out comparative autopsies.
  10. The longest interval between the birth of twins is 87 days.
  11. To tell twins apart, look at their belly buttons. It's the one thing that's not caused by genetics.
  12. 40%
    of twins invent their own language.
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