Double-take – Twin Mystery in India

August 06, 2009 | | Comments 0

Like a page out of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” Reuter’s is reporting that the small village of Kodinji in rural India has doctors baffled over the more than 204 sets of twins in a population of only 2000 families. The village averages 45 twins per 1000 live births, and women who leave the village for far away locations are also known to often give birth to twins. The frequent occurrence of twins in most of the world is normally attributed to fertility drugs or specific food habits. What makes this more baffling it that none of this is evident in Kodinji. Some locals believe that water may be a factor, as the village is surrounded by water in the fields and often becomes inaccessible during monsoon season. Although this twin-topia may not be a tourist destination, if you do happen to wander into the remote location, you might believe that you’re seeing double…

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