Seeing double for science

Everywhere you look there are identical twins, all of them wearing matching outfits. Here, two stout gray-haired men dressed as pilgrims. Over there, a pair of bearded dudes in lederhosen, hoisting trays stacked with mugs of beer. Even the baby girls in the two-seat stroller, sporting Steelers onesies, are spitting images.

This double-vision spectacle is Twins Days, an annual festival that brings thousands of twins from around the globe to northeastern Ohio to celebrate their twin-ness. The festival bills itself as the largest annual gathering of twins in the world.


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They have the same chocolate coloured hair, they share dark, almond-shaped eyes and have a similar impish smile. 

Since birth their family, friends and teachers have mixed them up. When their high school prom dates came to their house in a small town in east Texas, the two boys could not tell which twin they were there to collect.

Touching video shows toddler rescuing twin

A home surveillance video shows Bowdy trying for almost two minutes to free his brother from under the furniture -- eventually succeeding. The boys' parents posted the video to social media to highlight the importance of securing furniture to make homes childproof, they said.

"We were hesitant to post this video initially," Ricky Shoff, the boys' father told CNN, "but a lot of parents have probably made the same mistake that we made, (they) don't have their furniture secure or bolted to a wall."

Photo of Mother and Twins Begs the Question: Who's the Mom?

The photo, which has been retweeted more than 20,000 times and received more than 30,000 likes since it was posted January 28, appears to show an identical trio of young ladies sitting in a row.

The picture quickly captured the attention of curious web users, who struggled to figure out which of them is the mother. 

So, can you guess who's the mom and who are the twins?


Kaylan's caption for the photo drops a pretty major clue: "Mom, twin and me."