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(Medical Xpress)   Study on twins' hearing helps discover gene that influences hearing ability, their creepy ESP   (medicalxpress.com ) divider line 17
    More: Cool, King's College London, cochlea, Age UK, genes, undue influence  
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2014-08-05 11:26:31 PM  
www.theshiznit.co.uk

    Twin 1: Creepy twin thread time?             Twin 2: I was just thinking that.
 
2014-08-05 11:33:29 PM  
What? Speak louder
 
2014-08-06 12:00:23 AM  
DNRTFA

I've closely known a couple of pairs of identical twins and one set of identical triplets. Knowing them has been a very interesting experience and privilege.  But if their DNA can help to get rid of my tinnitus, it'll be a blessing.
 
2014-08-06 12:04:11 AM  

quatchi: [www.theshiznit.co.uk image 476x200]

    Twin 1: Creepy twin thread time?             Twin 2: I was just thinking that.


i2.wp.com
/the weird part is that it's not a gif
 
2014-08-06 12:59:46 AM  
brotheryellow.com
 
2014-08-06 01:23:01 AM  
www.slate.commedia-cache-ak0.pinimg.comi.imgur.comi.huffpost.com
 
2014-08-06 01:41:51 AM  

eas81: [www.slate.com image 850x850][media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 400x400][i.imgur.com image 850x850][i.huffpost.com image 570x238]


AAAHHHHHHHhhhhh!!!!!!
 
2014-08-06 03:23:05 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-06 03:32:42 AM  
pbs.twimg.com

Still creepy after all these years.  Something about the eyes?
 
2014-08-06 03:33:43 AM  

evilsofa: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x490]

Still creepy after all these years.  Something about the eyes?


Also, they're fugly.
 
2014-08-06 05:16:41 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-06 08:40:00 AM  
I have sisters who are identical twins. I don't believe in ESP, but they damn well do seem to have a non-verbal communication ability.

/pointless anecdote is pointless ;p
 
2014-08-06 08:55:19 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-06 08:56:24 AM  

robohobo: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 331x486]



There it is. Leaving happy.
 
2014-08-06 10:07:47 AM  

Parthenogenetic: [upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]


news.softpedia.com
 
2014-08-06 10:54:53 AM  
I'm a father of 4 year old identical girls, and I always get the same questions:

-How can you tell them apart?
We don't dress them alike EVER, and they like different colours so it's easier, they have distinctive personalities that reveal them as soon as they open their mouths, and on top of all that, they look and carry themselves differently to their mom and me. That being said, we can't tell who's who in pictures unless we remember the outfits they wore that day, or we see the whole series of pics and eventually recognize a specific look. We painted the toes of one while they were babies, and we always put a specific one on the 'right side' in baby pics, cause her name starts with an R.

-Do they have their own language?
This is the sad one once you understand where it comes from. The "their own language" thing is a classic developmental speech delay, and thankfully it's treated that way these days. It basically boils down to "garbage in, garbage out", as twins tend to repeat incorrect pronunciations more than singletons, and they get less one-on-one facetime with parents, which lends itself to speech delays. They're usually caught up by the 1st grade. But if you ask twins if they have their own language their whole lives.. eventually they'll say 'yes' because they just assume that they do since everybody always asks. The reality is that they can't understand a goddamn thing each other says until they start using real words.

-We call non-twin kids "Singletons".
It seems a little racist (for lack of a better word) to me, but that's what twin parents do. Raising 3 or 4 individual siblings is not the same experience as twins unless they're maybe like 9 months apart, and the older child acts exactly like the younger one in every way. Raising boy-girl twins is also a very different experience, since they tend to like different things.

-We always dress them differently
The #1 complaint from adult twins about being raised as twins is that their parents dressed them identically for too long. Twins have enough issues with co-dependence later in life, so why throw more gas on that fire?

-"Twins" are pretty common these days
It's true that through the miracle of modern fertility treatments, non-identical twins are pretty common. "The twin birth rate in the United States rose 76% from 1980 through 2009, from 18.9 to 33.3 per 1,000 births."  While non-identical twins can run in families (32 per 1000 births) (due to some women dropping more than one egg at a time), identical twins occur in only 3 of every 1000 births. The biggest factor for identical twins is maternal age. Down Syndrome for example occurs in 1 of every 700 births.

Sorry this turned into CSB:
Co-worker asked me about it after seeing this link on fark. Figured I'd kill 15 birds with one stone.
 
2014-08-06 06:23:06 PM  

FnkyTwn: I'm a father of 4 year old identical girls, and I always get the same questions:

-How can you tell them apart?
We don't dress them alike EVER, and they like different colours so it's easier, they have distinctive personalities that reveal them as soon as they open their mouths, and on top of all that, they look and carry themselves differently to their mom and me. That being said, we can't tell who's who in pictures unless we remember the outfits they wore that day, or we see the whole series of pics and eventually recognize a specific look. We painted the toes of one while they were babies, and we always put a specific one on the 'right side' in baby pics, cause her name starts with an R.

-Do they have their own language?
This is the sad one once you understand where it comes from. The "their own language" thing is a classic developmental speech delay, and thankfully it's treated that way these days. It basically boils down to "garbage in, garbage out", as twins tend to repeat incorrect pronunciations more than singletons, and they get less one-on-one facetime with parents, which lends itself to speech delays. They're usually caught up by the 1st grade. But if you ask twins if they have their own language their whole lives.. eventually they'll say 'yes' because they just assume that they do since everybody always asks. The reality is that they can't understand a goddamn thing each other says until they start using real words.

-We call non-twin kids "Singletons".
It seems a little racist (for lack of a better word) to me, but that's what twin parents do. Raising 3 or 4 individual siblings is not the same experience as twins unless they're maybe like 9 months apart, and the older child acts exactly like the younger one in every way. Raising boy-girl twins is also a very different experience, since they tend to like different things.

-We always dress them differently
The #1 complaint from adult twins about being raised as twins is that their parents dressed them ...


"Oh, they're identical? Do twins run in your family?" (Asking me, the father)
 
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