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Kathianne
07-10-2015, 10:57 PM
I maybe the only one who finds this fascinating, but it is. Born in the same hospital, one of each pair ended up being thought fraternal:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/magazine/the-mixed-up-brothers-of-bogota.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1


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After a hospital error, two pairs of Colombian identical twins were raised as two pairs of fraternal twins. This is the story of how they found one another — and of what happened next.

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By SUSAN DOMINUS (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/susan_dominus/index.html)<time class="dateline" datetime="2015-07-09" style="font-size: 0.75rem; line-height: 0.75rem; font-family: nyt-mag-sans, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); margin-left: 12px; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.247059) 0px 0px 2px; background-color: initial;">JULY 9, 2015</time>

Olivia
07-10-2015, 11:15 PM
I saw them interviewed on TV. It is a weirdly fascinating story.