Telepathic Twins and Other Freaky Twin Stuff

I’m in a Twinsie mood, which means today I’m getting my research hat on, and delivering to you some weird and wonderful tales of freaky twin stuff. Twin Telepathy Some time ago, I posted a video of my boys laughing at each other on Facebook. A friend asked me “is …

Identical Twins: Why does the fertilized egg split?

Today I’m putting on my science hat and attacking the question which burns my curiosity as well as many others. Why does a fertilized egg divide to create identical twins? It is well established that this is not a hereditary tendency and yet around 0.3% of babies are born a …

8 things you may not know about identical twins…

We all know they’re super cute, but there may be some things you don’t know about identical twins… 1. Identical twins are not hereditary.  Fraternal (non-identical) twins are caused by the release of multiple eggs from the mother’s ovaries and therefore she conceives multiple times at once. The tendency to hyper-ovulate is …