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Shocking: Vietnam Twins Are Born From Different Fathers And It Is True

It’s a sign of good fortune to have twin babies. If you’re willing to give birth to twins, then you must check out these 10 proven ways to get pregnant with twins quickly and naturally. Twins usually look alike in their physical appearance but there are twins who spend exorbitant amount of money to look similar in every possible way.

This is the story of Vietnamese fraternal twins from northern Hoa Binh province who were found to have different fathers. The parents were shocked to see that their twin boys didn’t resemble each other. When the babies began to grow, the parents decided to undergo DNA test to find out the reason of their dissimilar looks.  

Shocking: Vietnam Twins Are Born From Different Fathers And It Is True

Shocking: Vietnam Twins Are Born From Different Fathers And It Is True

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DNA test revealed a shocking story.

DNA test revealed a shocking story.

The test was carried out at the Hanoi Centre for Genetic Analysis and Technology.

Two-year-old twins were found to have the same mother but different fathers.

Two-year-old twins were found to have the same mother but different fathers.

One of them has thick wavy hair while the other one has thin straight hair.

This is a rare phenomenon with limited cases reported till date.

This is a rare phenomenon with limited cases reported till date.

This condition of conception within a limited time by sperms of different men is known as bi-paternal conception or heteropaternal superfecundation.

It occurs when a female egg gets fertilized from sperms of two males within a short time interval.

It occurs when a female egg gets fertilized from sperms of two males within a short time interval.

Professor Le Dinh Luong, president of the Hanoi-based Vietnam Genetic Association explained, "The results of DNA testing results were '100% correct' in this 'extremely rare case'. There are only less than 10 known cases of twins with different fathers in the world. There might be other cases but the parents and/or the twins were not aware of it or didn't want to announce it."

Luong refused to reveal the identity of his clients.

Luong refused to reveal the identity of his clients.

One of the twins looked completely different from his sibling and parents.

Superfecundation was found to occur under specific conditions.

Superfecundation was found to occur under specific conditions.

It occurs when a woman releases several eggs in the ovulation period which get fertilized by different men in a quick span of time. It may also occur when a woman ovulates twice within a short time interval and both eggs get fertilized by different men quickly.

Reported cases are very rare as clients hesitate to disclose it.

Reported cases are very rare as clients hesitate to disclose it.

The last case was reported in 2015 which involved twin girls in New Jersey. It's the third such case occurred in the US.

Similar case, twin boys was reported in Turkey.

Similar case, twin boys was reported in Turkey.

According to a recent study, heteropaternal superfecundation occurs one in 400 twins births in the US. The chances of conceiving twins increase with the age.

Image showing the Ultrasound biometry of fraternal twins at end of first trimester.

Image showing the Ultrasound biometry of fraternal twins at end of first trimester.

Heteropaternal superfecundation is also reported in many animals such as dogs, cats, cows, mink and rodents.

Watch the explanation of this rare phenomenon in the video.

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