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In 2001, a mixed-race couple from England had a pair of twin baby girls. One twin was exactly like mum, who is a pale skinned red head. The other was more like dad with her dark skin and eyes.
But the story gets more bizarre because they got pregnant with another set of twins (more fraternal girls), six or seven years later and surprise, surprise one is dark and the other fair! What are the chances of that???
Apparently one in a million (although having had a SECOND set would certainly have upped the odds).
There are other examples of 'black and white twinstrels' as one tabloid named them*. Check out the stories of Terri and Malcolm Rayhaman of London, Stephan Gerth and Florence Addo-Gerth from Germany with their fraternal boy twins born in 2008, and of course our very own Australian version, produced by Natasha Knight and Michael Singerl in 2006.
There is no doubt that this is not a usual occurrence, but isn't it so much fun? I wonder when and where the next set of mixed-race twins will be born? Have you met anyone with this amazing situation?
* An aside, and definitely one for another multiple post, but are you a fan of, or completely against the 'twin' puns? You know, Twinspiring? Twinteresting? Twintastic? Twindividual? I will stop now...