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Sisterly Sacrifice: American Athlete Forfeits Olympic Spot For Her Twin

As a twin, news stories about “my kind” always hold a special place in my heart, but this latest one is a real doozy.

This past weekend, Lanny and Tracy Barnes, 31-year-old twin sisters from Colorado who both participated in the 2006 Winter Games, were to compete in their final qualifying races to join this year’s Olympic biathletes, who will head to Sochi, Russia, next month. (And, in case you’re wondering, Olympic biathlon combines cross-country skiing and target shooting.)

Tracy, who’s five minutes older than her sister, competed and earned herself a well-deserved spot on the team. Lanny, on the other hand, fell ill and was unable to compete in three out of the four weekend tryout races, which, consequently, disqualified her.

And here’s where it gets good. When Tracy was officially offered a position on the 2014 USA biathlon team, she declined the spot, knowing that her sister would be pegged for the honor instead. And she was. Keep reading »

Confused Little Girl Meets Her Dad’s Twin For The First Time

Confused Little Girl Meets Her Dad's Twin For The First Time
There's Two Of Them!

Perhaps it’s because I’m a little freaked out by identical twins, but this video of an adorable little girl meeting her father’s identical twin for the first time had me rolling with laughter. That side-eye! You can just see the wheels churning in her head, trying to figure out how the hell such a thing is possible. “Was my last bottle spiked?” she’s thinking. “I’m seeing double.” [Dlisted]

9 Ridiculous Questions People Need To Stop Asking Adult Twins

Twin Telepathy
Tamera Mowry experienced once of Tia's pregnancy contractions. Read More »
Celeb Doppelgangers
My brother looks like RDJ. Who's yours? Read More »
Ryan Gosling's Lookalike
Ryan Gosling lookalike fools fans in Detroit.
Bitch please, Amelia would not be fooled by this clown. Read More »

For as long as I can remember, people have been asking me what it’s like to be a twin. Over the years, I’ve expected the questions to become less stupid and frequent, but unfortunately, the exact opposite has happened, leaving me fearful for humankind and hoping Darwinism comes into play sooner rather than later.

I get it, though. To people who were born solo, twins are fascinating—so fascinating that people lose the filter between their brains and their mouths and feel the need to ask the most ridiculous questions when they come in contact with a twin, or Heaven help us, a set of twins.

Take, for example, these nine questions I and my twin have been asked more times than we can count… Keep reading »

11 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had A Twin

Everyone knows of celebs like Gisele Bundchen and Scarlett Johansson, but what about their other halves? No, we don’t mean their significant others, we mean their twins. Didn’t know how many celebs have twins? Neither did we. So we did some digging! Read more at Your Tango…

In Case You Weren’t Already Terrified About Childbirth, Meet The Woman Who Gave Birth To Two Sets of Identical Twins At Once

Mariah's Twins!
No, not those twins. Morocco and Monroe is who I'm talking about. Read More »
Get Twins-ing!
Julie and Amelia have started a meme. Read More »

Tressa and Manuel Montalvo had a huge bundle of joy delivered to them this past Valentine’s Day — Tressa gave birth to two sets of identical twins. That’s right, not quadruplets, though there are technically four babies, but two sets of identical twins. At once. What are the odds of something like this happening? Really, really slim. Around 1 in 800,000 births are quadruplets. About 1 in 70 million are born as two sets of identical twins. The babes, named Ace, Blaine, Cash and Dylan (yup, ABCD), were delivered prematurely at 31 weeks and are still in intensive care, but should be home soon.

The two sets of twins will join Tressa and Manuel’s first son, who is two-and-a-half. I won’t pretend to be super excited about ever getting pregnant (childbirth really freaks me out), but this may just send me over the edge. That is one too many sets of twins for me. [NPR]

The Year In Memes We Totally Missed

Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this year — involving “American Horror Story,” Kanye West, soup and more — but some of them just didn’t get done. Well, before we move on to 2013, we wanted to get ‘em out of the way — some of the best memes that never happened. There’s still time (we hope!).

Best Internet Cats
The 10 Greatest Cats On The Internet Ever
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Separated At Birth! Daniel Day-Lewis Is Morphing Into Morrissey

On the right is a picture of Daniel Day-Lewis at the premiere of his new movie “Lincoln.” On the right is a picture of British mope-singer Morrissey. We love them both and appreciate that they seem to be aging into the same person. [Photos: Getty]

Get Twins-ing!
Julie and I have started a meme. Read More »
Moz Sulks On Colbert
What an uncomfortable interview! Read More »

We Did This: There Will Be A “Twins” Sequel

Look, I can’t say for sure that Hollywood’s heavy-hitters were inspired by my and Amelia’s “Twinsing” post.  But I will say that it seems like a bit more than just a coincidence that mere weeks after we attempted to ignite a photo trend in “Twinsing,” it was announced that Danny Devito, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy will star in a sequel to the classic 1988 movie called “Triplets.” Oh yeah that’s right, Eddie Murphy will play Arnie and Danny’s third brother. Oh, hell. This sounds like a great idea. Where do I sign up? [Dlisted]

Evening Quickies: “Jersey Shore” Twins Want Their Own Reality Show

  • Brittany and Erica Taltos, “Jersey Shore”‘s blonde “Twinning” twins, have announced on their Facebook fan page that they’re on the hunt for their own reality show. Wait, you mean these girls went back to the Florence apartment and hooked up with The Situation, Vinny and Deena because they want to be on TV? You don’t say! [ONTD]
  • Keira Knightley and Jude Law are teaming up for “Anna Karenina.” [NYmag.com]
  • Check out this essay from a public school teacher who lost her job when she was discovered to have been a former Craigslist prostitute. [xoJane]
  • What are the love stories behind Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels? [TresSugar]

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Tamera Mowry Telepathically Experienced Tia’s Pregnancy

“I actually felt one of her contractions! I knew she was having some type of pain—I felt it. Not only that, but I was craving the things she was craving, like nachos! I don’t even eat nachos … Tia and I have twin telepathy … I know exactly what she’s thinking, I can feel her and I can sense her. All I have to do is look in her eyes and I can tell what she’s thinking and visa versa.”

Tamera Mowry on her vicarious experience of her twin sister’s pregnancy. Those twins and their crazy telepathy thingy. Luckily we have an entire season of their new reality show “Tia & Tamara” to explore more of their sister-sister-ness. I wonder if Tamera’s phantom contraction hurt as bad as Tia’s real one? I sure hope not. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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