Twins Married Twins, Begot Twins

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Life is two-riffic with twins, but twins that married twins and begot twins? Now that's life straight out of a Doublemint gum advertisement.

When twin brothers Craig and Mark Sanders met twin sisters Darlene and Diane Nettemeier, they fell in love and had a double wedding (of course). Now, one of the couples ended up with ... you guessed it: identical twin boys!

The odds of having identical twins are three in every 1,000 births, but the odds of an identical twin marrying another identical twin and then giving birth to identical twins are millions to one. Genetically, the five combined children of the two couples are technically siblings, although in reality they are considered cousins.

“We told (the doctor) the history of our families (when Diane was pregnant),’’ Craig said. “She said, ‘Oh yeah, it’s twins.’ We thought she was joking, but she said, ‘No, come look. It’s two.’’’

TODAY News has the full story and video clip: Link

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You know how people talk about double cousins and say they are genetically as close as siblings -which is NOT true, for reasons too mathematical to go into here, but THESE double cousins are truly as genetically as close as siblings.
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