Things you have been slow to realise


#1262

woah


#1263

only just realised that the earth is flat

makes you think


#1264

I live at the top of a hill. Sometimes I wish the earth was flat.


Why has everyone started saying "Hill to die on"?
#1265

Me: Is that your brother?
Lady at work: Yes that’s my twin brother
Me: Oh! I’m guessing you’re not identical twins?
her: errr no you can only be identical if you’re the same sex

I’ve been walking around for 29 years thinking identical twins means only identical in the face!


#1266

This is more common than you think. I’m a twin and when I say I’ve got a twin sister and it’s responded to with “are you identical??” is much higher than you’d expect.

I’ll tell you another thing that’s more common than you’d think - people who go into McDonalds and attempt to order a Whopper. When I worked there it happened several times a week without fail.


#1267

iirc identical twins happen when one fertilised egg splits and becomes two foetuses, so have to be the same gender, and fraternal twins happen when two separate eggs are fertilised :slight_smile:


#1268

Oh phew! I just never thought it through properly! I mean I just don’t really think about other people’s bodies I guess to think if all their bits are identical too.


#1269

The other office twin who is identical explained this to me!


#1270

ah, sorry!


#1271

my year in primary school (about 70 kids) had 3x sets of identical twins in it - and the road I lived on had a set of identical triplets a year older than me

As a result I went through life for a fair while thinking identical twins were far more common than they are


#1272

Would they not just cut it to fit the tin and probably use the offcuts for chunks etc?


#1273

:laughing: I made it worse by embarrassing myself in front of two twins!


#1274

I did not know this. I’m 32 and a half.


#1275

And quite thick maybe


#1276

in my year at school 2 identical male twins went out with 2 non-identical female twins for a bit when we were about 13. weird really.


#1277

I’ve only known 2 sets of identical twins, and all four of them were terrible people… or maybe only 2 of them.


#1278

I thought this as well until now


#1279

if you read the Wikipedia page there’s a quote from Neil Young saying its issues were bang on and he accepted the shot, though…


#1280

My partner is a twin and she gets it all the time. I stand by that it’s not that stupid a thing to think! I also just never really thought about it that much and assumed mixed-gender twins could be identical.

Thinking about it, I know a weird amount of twins. Housemate, gf, and three other good friends are all twins.


#1281

GBOT