Fun Facts about Multiples!

  • Worldwide there are at least 125 million
    living multiples and about 1 in 250 pregnancies

    result in identical twins


  • The incidence of twin types and genders are oddly symmetrical. One third of all twins born are identical. One third are same sex fraternal and one third are male/female fraternal. Of the identical twins, half are male/male and half are female/female. Of the same sex fraternal half are male/male and half are female/female


  • Did you know that up to 22% of twins are
    left-handed. In the non-twin population the
    number is just under 10 percent


  • Identical twins and multiples exhibit almost identical brain wave patterns


  • Twins and multiples have been know to develop their own 'language' that only they understand. This is known as cryptophasia or idioglossia


  • The average time between the delivery of the first and second twin is 17 minutes



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