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Twins Born a Year Apart?

One of the questions that parents of twins routinely field is this, “How many minutes were in between their births?” The very next question is usually, “Who was born first?”


But for three sets of twins born on the cusp of the new year, the answer to that question is more tricky than usual as the children were born in different years! 


The website Jezebel [1] reports that boy-girl twins from Minneapolis were born at 6:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 12:26 a.m. on New Year’s Day respectively.


The gap was narrower between the births of a Buffalo set of boy-girl twins who came into the world at 11:37 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 12:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day.


However imagine being separated by a mere minute - but having those 60 seconds translate into the difference of being born in 2011 versus 2012! That was the case for a set of female twins from Tampa.


Do you think the second-born kids will get a lot of teasing at the hands of their "big" brothers or sisters for being a year younger?

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