Monday, August 31, 2009

Twins Getting Crunk in Indian Village

Walk around Kodinji village and you'll think that you have double vision. The village is home to as many as 230 sets of twins. Nobody knows why there are so many twins in the village of 15,000 people, although one local doctor suspects it might be due to the water.

In fact with about 35-45 twins per live birth, this village in North Kerala, India, has four times more twins than normal. Not surprisingly, the village has been dubbed "the twin village." The latest official estimates by the Kodinji's Twins and Kins Association (TAKA), which conducted door-to-door surveys at the start of the year, found that there were 204 sets of twins.

Based on births since the survey was conducted, there are probably now around 230 sets of twins in the village, locals said. That number is set to rise as there are five women pregnant with twins.

Full article here. P.S. Read the last sentence of that linked article. That was a non-sequitur like a muhfugga, wasn't it? Like, did the author have no other possible way to end the story?

9 jewels of thought:

InnyVinny said...

ooh, what if each twin has twins?!?

Chanel said...

maybe it has something to do with genetics and the fact that so many of the people in the town don't across town to get laid.

♡ ♥ [m a r i . b e e]. ♡ said...

well since i want twins
maybe i should go over there
and drink the water ahahaha

serious though.

Sandman said...

Craziness, I say.

I'm a twin myself, and they always told me that gave me a 50% higher chance of having twins myself. Hasn't happened yet after two kids, but who knows. Kids are expensive though, so if I do have twins I'll probably just send them to that village in a basket. Is that what people do? Baskets, right?

mrs. mary mack said...

Brings whole new meaning to "don't drink the water".

Gem said...

InnyVinny: Get out.

Chanel: Iono, but nothing good can come of this many sets of twins. Only evil.

Maribee: I kinda want twins too but we have to ask ourselves...AT WHAT COST?! *runs off sobbing*

Sandman: AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Well, I know where you've been but when--ok I'll just read your blog. I didn't know you were a twin! Yeah, a basket from natural materials sounds about right.

MMM: I'ma send FUD over there and have her come back with a twin to punish you for your last blog.

Myne Whitman said...

I tot some research said twins were froma chemical in yam? Water in india too, got to go find that too.

karrie b. said...

the post title is why i cant.

Gem said...

MW: Yeah, they definitely mentioned the water which is kind of vague. Like WHAT IS IN THE WATER, HOW BOUT THAT? I'm afraid.

KB: My chest tightens everytime I scroll past it.

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