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It is rvell-knownthat twins are j u s tl i k ea n yo t h e rs t r a n g e r so r a r e c l o s e rt o e a c h o t h e r t h a n m o s t a l l , a f t e r there still special bonds and their rnid-lninies,found that they s i s t e r s b r o t h e r sa n d h a d b e e nr n a r r i e d o n t h e s a m ed a y, , , them? similarities between t h e y p r o b a b l ys P e n dm o r e t i m e ProfessorTorn Bouchard,of the o f t h e s a r r r ev e 3 t3 t a l r n o stth es a m e with each other.Parentsof twins t i m e o f t n " O . y E o t h w o m e nh a v e U n i v e r s i toyf M i n n e s o t as,e t o u t t o often notice that theY develoP s p e c r a lw a y s o f c o m m u n i c a t i n g . f i n dt h e a n s v v et or t h i sq u e s t i o nH. e l t ' a l s oh a d f o u rc h r l d r e rar l.l o f m o r eo r tu>5 Lltu >d|llâ‚Ź duc. t r a c e ds i X e e np a i r so f t w i n s ,w h o t h e y i n v e n tt h e i r o w n w o r d s a n d w e r e a d o o t e db v d i f f e r e nfta m i l i e s one can often finish the other's l" ',,rhen B u t t h e m o s t i r r c r e d i b lsei m i l a r i t i e s they were babies,and often exceptional In sentence. v e r y d i f f e r e n t a l e t o b e f o u n di n t h e c a s eo f J i m b r o u g h t u p i n c i r c u m s t a n c e s t, h i s c l o s e n e s s w a s c i r c u m s t a n c e E s a . c h t w i n t h e n Springerand Jim LewisfromOhioin tneY extreme: becomes more *-*'-*.invent*'a"whole the --u'sAr"*The*'stofy'*of""'fhe'-'Jim - ianguage-oftheir**-*-rnterviewed'-"about-*every"*-smali-'*^ T w i n s 'r n a d eh e a d l i r t n e e w sa c r o s s d e t a i ol f t h e i rl i f e o w n .a s i n t h e c a s eo f G r a c ea n d U S A a n o t h e y e v e r t a p p e a r e do n V i r g i r r iK a e n n e d yf r o m G e o r g i ai n so n a t i o n a i t e l e v i s i o r rB o r n t o 3 o , , , The resultsof this researchmake the USA, who communicated irnrnigrantvvornanirt 1939, and s u r p r i s i n gr e a d i n g .M a n y o f t h e s u c c e s s f u l li yn t h e i r o w n s P e c i a l at bir1h, farnilies adoptedby drffererrt t w i n sw e r ef o u n dt o h a v et h e s a m el a n g u a g et h a t t h e y d i d n o t s P e a k t" p h o b i a s , vvere named Jim by babies both h o b b i e so r many have any Englishat all until after theY 2tt just parents. was the This and neur same illnesses. their suffered the started school. In Biitain lhsrs 'silent almost unbelievable series had the same in an some have even first of the case was the famous (see box on next of coincidences. type of accidentat the same point twins',Juneand JenniferGibbons, page) in their lives.When they arrivedin who were perfectly caPable of Minneapolis, manyweredressedin normal speech, but for Years for But what can be the explanation very similarclothes.One pair of refusedto talkto anyonebut each ls it these remarkablesimilarities? middle-agedwomen arrived for other. or is the their first rneeting in identical all pure cr:inciderrce, e x p l a n a t i oinn s o m e w a y g e n e t i cr?, , d l e s s e sa, n o t h epr a i rw e r ew e a r i n g speclal these However, j e w e l l e r y . A l a r g en u m b e r t " ' R e s e a r c hi n t o t h e l i v e so f t w i n si s identical are the resultof lives relaiionships forcingsome expertsto admitthat of the Mrinshave had childrenat spent almost entlrely in each i { ' uc dt lsdJ\ sornetimes u ul same times; almost the PelSul lollUc5 llldy . hat haPPens o t h e r ' sc o m P a n yW p a ( l y g i v e n t h e m O n t h e other t h e d u e n a t u r e ' . t o grow t h e y h a v e e v e n uP when twins do not a n x i o u st o a l s o a r e a n d h a n d , a n a l y s t s C o n n o l l y T e r r y s a m e n a m e s . separated are theY when together, ^.-Ah^^;,^ tLhl r.â‚ŹrL i n C f edible twins c l l l p r l d ) l z t r British Margaret Richardson, Are theY reason? some for at birth c o i n c i d e n c ed so h a p p e na l lt h et i m e , who didn'tmeetuntiltheywerein not just in the lives of twins. l l . : ^ -

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