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11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know

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Even if you know some twins or you are one yourself, we bet you didn’t know these facts about them. The only generic thing we know about them is that they look alike and well that’s not a fact to go all crazy about. But these ones, down here, are facts that we bet you haven’t even heard of. Despite rapid advancement of medical science and genetics, there is still a bunch of fascinating things about them. Let’s see what they are.

1. Age

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Women in their twenties are less likely to have twins as compared to women in their thirties. In fact, a woman who isn’t having a child until she’s older may indicate an increase in babies.

2. Weight

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know

Almost half of them are born with a low birth weight. This makes them prone to long-term diseases like asthma.

3. Birth Rate

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
The birth rate of twins has increased over 70% since 1980.

4. Risks

They bring happiness, but they are not always good for the mother. She may be at risk of having gestational hypertension.

5. Fathers

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
They must have a single father, right? But that’s not necessary. They can have different fathers and it’s known as heteropaternal superfecundation. This condition is rare, though.

6. Language

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Cryptophasia is a language created by twins that include mannerisms and physical motions. Only they can understand this and it sounds gibberish to others.

7. Bonding

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
A report of the University of Padova stated about twins that they begin bonding with each other in the mother’s womb as early as 14 weeks old.

8. Diet

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Believe it or not, but there’s a diet that may increase the chance of having twins. Scientists state that non-vegans are five times more likely to have twins. Also, dairy products can also increase the chances.

9. Looks

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Continuously changing lifestyles and diets may lead to the birth of twins which look less like each other.

10. Pregnancy

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Breastfeeding during pregnancy can increase the chance of having two babies by nearly nine percent.

11. Mothers

11 Strange Facts About Twins You Might Not Know
Mothers blessed with twins live more than the ones without them.

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