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The Time A Twin Born Second Was The Eldest

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This news report from Cape Cod puts a fairly unique twist on a question that used to get a bit of an airing at our place: which twin is really the oldest.
It’s possible for twins to not share a birthday.
But what about the twin born second being the eldest?
In this situation daylight saving enters the calculation.
From the report:

Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, followed 31 minutes later by Ronan, at what would have been 2:10. But at 2 a.m. that morning, Daylight Savings Time ended for the year, making it 1:10 a.m. and leaving Ronan – at least in the official record – older than Samuel.

Read the whole story here.

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