On an early Sunday morning, Emily and Seth Peterson have welcomed two twin boys into their family, Samuel and Ronan. However, what’s insteresting is that although Samuel was born first, according to their birth certificates, Ronan is actually older… Now that’s confusing.


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Apparently, it’s all because of the forever tricky Daylight Savings Time. Samuel was born at 1:39 AM on Sunday, November 6th, while Ronan took 31 minutes longer. Now the shift of Daylight Savings Time happens at 2 AM, so instead of 2:10 AM, Ronan’s official time of birth turned into 1:10 AM, making both of the babies older than each other!

As if brothers wouldn’t have enough to argue about already…

More info: Cape Cod Healthcare (h/t)

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

The facebook post reads:

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. Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.

“I 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,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she has ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing!

Rare Time Paradox Makes These Twins Both Older Than Each Other

On an early Sunday morning, Emily and Seth Peterson have welcomed two twin boys into their family, Samuel and Ronan. However, what’s insteresting is that although Samuel was born first, according to their birth certificates, Ronan is actually older… Now that’s confusing.


Show Full Text

Apparently, it’s all because of the forever tricky Daylight Savings Time. Samuel was born at 1:39 AM on Sunday, November 6th, while Ronan took 31 minutes longer. Now the shift of Daylight Savings Time happens at 2 AM, so instead of 2:10 AM, Ronan’s official time of birth turned into 1:10 AM, making both of the babies older than each other!

As if brothers wouldn’t have enough to argue about already…

More info: Cape Cod Healthcare (h/t)

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

The facebook post reads:

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. Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.

“I 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,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she has ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing!