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Rare Time Paradox Makes These Twins Both Older Than Each Other
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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.

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!

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Igdy Kajigger
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5 years ago

Well... no. No matter how you slice it, one child was born 30 minutes earlier than the other as we count and perceive time. Daylight savings doesn't change that physically or legally. Either way, time as we observe it is not "real" or accurate and for there to be an actual time paradox - well, we just don't have the technology to do that. Cute try but not only is it misinformed, it makes those who don't understand the difference even less informed.

Anna Perry
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5 years ago

I love the way you talk reality to me. Keep it up.

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A Snail
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5 years ago

Haha, did anyone else notice that they put an "A" on one of the babies heads and a "B" on the others? Twin A and Twin B!

Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

VERY observant. I had not noticed!

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

Lol. They'll spend their lifetimes growing up & growing old together laughing at the never-ending debate of which is older twin.

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Igdy Kajigger
Community Member
5 years ago

Well... no. No matter how you slice it, one child was born 30 minutes earlier than the other as we count and perceive time. Daylight savings doesn't change that physically or legally. Either way, time as we observe it is not "real" or accurate and for there to be an actual time paradox - well, we just don't have the technology to do that. Cute try but not only is it misinformed, it makes those who don't understand the difference even less informed.

Anna Perry
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the way you talk reality to me. Keep it up.

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A Snail
Community Member
5 years ago

Haha, did anyone else notice that they put an "A" on one of the babies heads and a "B" on the others? Twin A and Twin B!

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

VERY observant. I had not noticed!

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

Lol. They'll spend their lifetimes growing up & growing old together laughing at the never-ending debate of which is older twin.

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