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Twin photography. NC. Melissa Sheets, Photographer

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Here are some twin tidbits for you.

• Elvis Presley had a twin who did not survive after birth. His name was Jesse Garon.

• The highest rate of twinning belongs to the Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria and the lowest rate belongs to China

4.5 million twin individuals live in the United States today or about 2 percent of the general population.

A woman from Italy had 11 sets of fraternal twins in 11 years the last being in 1947.

There is a general belief that Yam in our diet contributes to twinning and multiple birth.

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