Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Doctors Baffled By Indian Village With 200+ Sets of Twins

This is just some unusual shit. The tiny Indian town of Kodinji is what we might call a statistical anomaly. How can it be that this village has a rate of twin-births four times that of the worldwide average? Teachers in this town must get dumb ass confused. From Yahoo! News:

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.

Scientists are still trying to uncover the mystery of why there are so many twins in the village. "All the factors leading to the occurrence of twinning world wide, we cannot see it here. There is something unknown that is causing this phenomenon," he said.

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  1. ...they gonna perform experiments on them making it seem like they went missing and shit. Treat em like clones or makes for a great scifi thriller flick dont cha think?

  2. There's a town in Brazil called Candido Godoi that also has an extremely high level of twins. They think it may be connected to the presence of a Nazi doctor who came around there in the 60's. strange