This Twin Was Born An Hour Later, But Is Actually Older Than His Brother. How Is That Possible?

The appearance of twins is still a mystery to scientists. At the same point, several ꜰᴏᴇᴛᴜsᴇs begin to form from one egg at once. However, these parents recently presented the world with another mystery that strove to break the minds of users. However, we figured it out and everything ended well.

Meet Seth and Emily Peterson with their newborn twins, Samuel and Ronan. They were born healthy and strong at Cape Cod Hospital in Massachusetts, and now the babies, along with their mother, are successfully recovering.

But there is one aspect that makes these guys special. Although Samuel was born first, Ronan is older.

How did it happen?

Samuel was born at 1:39 am on November 6, and Ronan was born half an hour later at 2:10 am. But just at that moment, daylight saving time ended and the clock was moved back an hour, so the time on Ronan’s official birth certificate is 1:10.

This story went viral after it was posted on the page of the hospital where they were born. In this post of the hospital account, they wrote:

“Riddle of the Day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible?”

“Answer: Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, and by the time Ronan was born 31 minutes later, #DaylightSavingsTime had ended for the year and the time fell back by an hour, making Ronan’s official time of birth 1:10 a.m.”

Seth, who is a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police, said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play.

“My husband immediately said this was a mystery. It took me a whole day to get this whole situation in my head,” said Emily Peterson.

Midwife Deb Totten at Cape Cod Hospital Maternity was also taken aback by the similar swirls. She said it was the first time she had experienced something like this in over 40 years of work.

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