Monday, December 26, 2011

365 days of Twinipedia - Day 8

Day Eight of  Twinipedia: 

 Fact #8:
Identical twins have almost identical brain wave patterns. They also can share very similar physical characteristics; for instance, if one twin's tooth doesn't grow in, his or her identical twin will most likely miss the tooth as well. Mirror twins are identical twins with mirror characteristics - one may have a dimple on the left side, and the other a dimple on the right side.  Thus they look like they are looking in a mirror when looking at one another.

Mirror twins: 
Representative pair of female mirror twins. Twin A and twin B have been digitally overlapped.  
When digitally subtracted from each other, the image shows symmetrical “ghosting” consistent 
with anatomic mirroring of the pair’s skin findings.

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1 comment:

  1. My sister and I are mirror twins. She's a lefty, I'm a righty, she's nearsighted, I'm far sighted... We each had a set of identical twins. My sister had boys, I had girls. They are 15 months apart and are genetically half siblings (because their mom's share identical dna). I haven't been able to find another set like us..