jake thompson

Thursday, 19 January 2012

What is it like to be a twin?

The honest answer is I haven't got a clue! I don't know if i like it or if i don't. But that's not to say I don't like MY twin. Ben is my best friend and it's really hard being at separate uni's (Ben is at Falmouth).  These are some things that you might find interesting about being a twin:
Ben and I are mirror twins, which means we're identical twins whose egg split at 9-12 days (late for twins and sometimes ends in conjoined twins). This means that although our DNA is basically the same, we have opposite features: Ben is right handed and I am left-handed, my cowlick/coreflick in my hair is on my right, Ben's is on his left < this means our fringes go in opposite directions.
We lost the same teeth at roughly the same time, but on opposite sides of our mouths. Ben, being the oldest, lost his first tooth two weeks before me.
Ben looks like me in the mirror (obviously) although we don't really look that alike in person.
Coming to uni has been the longest amount of time we've ever spent apart - before that the longest was a weekend residential with school.
I'm sure there's some other things but I can't think of them right now, if i do I'll post them! If you've got any questions, post them on the comments and I'll answer! For now, here's a photo of me and Ben for you to nosey at...

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