Twin sisters. One dies at birth, but she’s still alive… inside of her sister. It sounds like a tabloid headline, but for Kay it is the most real thing she has ever known. On this episode, we start by exploring the experience of living with your twin when your twin isn’t alive. But that’s only the beginning.
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"Twinning" is genetic and the central African country of Benin has the highest twin birthrate, while Asia and Latin America have much lower rates of twinning. Benin has almost 30 twins for every 1,000 births. Europe, the US and Australia–where most maternal genes are the same–average nine to 16 sets of twins for every 1,000 births.
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Famed crop circle researcher Colin Andrews has discovered abizarre and well documented story about an event that tookplace on the M-8 motorway in England in May of 2008. On hiswebsite Andrews writes:”Police witnessed what appeared to be two woman with either complete unawareness of their surroundings or a deliberate suicide attempt, not once, twice but three times. From the moment the first police units arrived things did not seem normal: After reports of two woman running into the fast lanes of one of the countries busiest motorways they found them simply stood there, but then things became even more bizarre.
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How much are twins reallyalike? Even non-identical twins, who have only half their DNA in common, are surprisingly the same. In the UK, two such twins who didn’t know they were related found that they were so compatible that they got married. It’s good thing that forgiveness is good for our health!

The twins were separated at birth and never knew each other as children, but found developed an “inevitable attraction” when they met for the first time as adults. Their marriage was annulled as soon as their twinship was discovered.

BBC News quotes adoption expert Mo O’Reilly as saying, “This sad case illustrates why, over the last 20-30 years, the shift to openness in adoption was so important.”
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