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Twinztastic

  1. 1. Twins. By Matthew and Alexander Greening
  2. 2. Twins – What the heck are they? <ul><li>“ A  twin  is one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Also, “Twinning” is regularly considered a legitimate term in the English language. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Real Statistics <ul><li>The twin birth rate in the United States is almost 16 twin sets (or 32 twins) per 1,000 live births. </li></ul><ul><li>Yoruba, Africa, has the highest rate of twinning in the world, at 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per 1,000 live births. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the limited size of the mother's womb, multiple pregnancies are much less likely to carry to full term than single births, with twin pregnancies lasting only 37 weeks (3 weeks less than full term) on average </li></ul>
  4. 4. TWINNING!!!
  5. 5. Other Statistics <ul><li>23 percent of 45 twin telepathy units is roughly equivalent to 10.35 human minds. </li></ul><ul><li>ESP is believed by about 86 percent of the populous of northern Indonesia. </li></ul><ul><li>106 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 60 frat(ernal) twins “come at” each other resulting in immediate death for the weaker of the bros. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Identical Twins <ul><li>Identical twins, also referred to as Monozygotic twins, occur when a single egg is fertilized which forms one zygote which divides into two embryos. </li></ul><ul><li>They are, in some cases, known as Embrybros. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Identical Continued <ul><li>Monozygotic twins are genetically identical (Hence the name) and they are always the same sex unless there has been a mutation during development. </li></ul><ul><li>On rare occasions, monozygotic twins may express different phenotypes, normally due to an environmental factor or the deactivation of different X chromosomes in female monozygotic twins. </li></ul><ul><li>Monozygotic twins actually have only nearly identical DNA, and differing environmental influences throughout their lives affect which genes are switched on or off. This is called epigenetic modification. </li></ul><ul><li>They are also, more often than not, </li></ul><ul><li>downright adorable. See image 4b </li></ul>Image 4b
  8. 8. Fraternal Twins <ul><li>Also called dizygotic twins or faux twins. </li></ul><ul><li>This occurs when two sperm Endor two separate eggs and form two zygotes. </li></ul><ul><li>The two would be as genetically similar as any normal siblings. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Genetic Processes <ul><li>Comparison of zygote development in monozygotic and dizygotic twins. In the uterus, a majority of monozygotic twins (60–70%) share the same placenta but have separate amniotic sacs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Genetics <ul><li>Recent studies have shown a rise in fraternal twins due to the increased hormones of women (due to the ingestion of various food stuffs). </li></ul><ul><li>These cause the women to release more eggs during their ovulation cycles raising the chances of them becoming fertilized. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“Any parent of identical twins will tell you - there is no such thing as identical.” </li></ul><ul><li>Torey of </li></ul><ul><li>Multipletreasures.com </li></ul>Inspirational
  12. 12. Twin Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>What is ESP? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Emulex SCSI Processor (Emulex) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Extended Sick Pay (AmSEC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Extrasensory Perception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E. Elektroniczna Skrzynka Podawcza </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. ANSWER?!? <ul><li>Technically, all of the above. </li></ul><ul><li>But when pertaining to twins and their Psychic abilities, the answer is… </li></ul><ul><li>D. Extrasensory Perception. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Twin Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>Twins create and utilize a “secret language” referred to as Idioglossia. </li></ul><ul><li>A. TRUE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. FALSE </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Twin Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>Twins always have the same parent. </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS </li></ul><ul><li>A. Yes </li></ul><ul><li>B. No </li></ul><ul><li>C. Maybe? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Twin Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>The probability of having twins is not all too likely. Is there a genetic component in twinning? </li></ul><ul><li> Yes </li></ul><ul><li> No </li></ul>
  17. 17. Twin Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>Twins don’t have individual souls, they merely share one between them. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Twins of the Evil Variety <ul><li>Do “Evil Twins” exist in this dimension? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some scientists do not support the findings suggesting the existence of such creatures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The vast majority of them, however, do. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Evil Twin Studies <ul><li>“ Here’s a twin study on heritability of  “the Dark Triad of personality — Machiavellianism, narcissism, and the subclinical psychopathic — and moral development.”  The study reports high heritability of evil traits and low heritability of virtuousness.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Swivelchair of Neurological Correlates; </li></ul><ul><li>The Neuroscience of Dysfunctional Behavior </li></ul>
  20. 20. Facial Hair Disputes <ul><li>There seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of facial hair a twin possesses and their disposition for evil. </li></ul><ul><li>The evilness of a set of twins can vary immensely based on who is more shaved at any given time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ie: Full beard = Very evil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goatee = Only mostly evil </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Popular Examples of Twins The Olsen Twins Those two from The Shining
  22. 22. <ul><li>The End. </li></ul>Duh, Twinning!

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