Thursday, February 2, 2012

A thing or two about twins... #33

I bought the National Geographic today because the cover looked like this, and of course I was intrigued about what the article would say about twins. I mean I have read a lot about twins, but still they discover new things while researching all the time.

The following excerpt comes from the January issue of National Geographic:

They have the same piercing eyes. The same color hair. One may be shy, while the other loves meeting new people. Discovering why identical twins differ—despite having the same DNA—could reveal a great deal about all of us.

…twin studies have helped lead scientists to a radical, almost heretical new conclusion: that nature and nurture are not the only elemental forces at work. According to a recent field called epigenetics, there is a third factor also in play, one that in some cases serves as a bridge between the environment and our genes, and in others operates on its own to shape who we are.


Did you know that every summer, on the first weekend in August, thousands of twins converge on Twinsburg, Ohio, a small town southeast of Cleveland named by identical twin brothers nearly two centuries ago.

They come, two by two, for the Twins Days Festival, a three-day marathon of picnics, talent shows, and look-alike contests that has grown into one of the world's largest gatherings of twins.

I want to go there ONE DAY, see how Jasmine and Juliet would like that to meet so many other twins?

It stays a fascinating subject... TWINS, and I am blessed to be a mother of such gorgeous twins :-)

Juliet on the left, and Jasmine on the right. I find the older they get the more they start looking different... as you can see clearly on this picture. Although at some pictures they really look alike... so it all depends.

Enjoy your Thursday! Here it is a sunny and hot day, how is the temperature at your destination?
Mireille xx


Curly Birds said...

I read this article too - very interesting.

And I REALLY want to take the girls to the twin celebration. Even just once, just so they have been and feel celebrated.

If you go, we'll go!

Helen x

Mireille said...

OK Helen!!


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