Famous Twins


Twins are two offspring as a result of the same pregnancy. Twins can either be fraternal (dizygotic), implying that they develop from different eggs that are fertilised by different sperms or identical (monozygotic), suggesting that they develop from a single zygote that later splits to form two embryos. In a similar case like that of any other normal siblings, dizygotic twins have a very minimal chance of having the same profile of chromosome. Even there is a chance of having the same chromosomal profile; each of their chromosomes will always have different genetic material as a result of chromosomal crossover in the event of meiosis.

Famous twins in history

Firstly, first twins; Barbara and Jenna Bush were siblings of the former first lady and the former United States president George. w. Bush on 25th November 1981 and granddaughters to the former American president George h. W. Bush. The twin sisters had actively engaged in attending presidential events and writing books during their stay at the white house. Barbara graduated from Yale University and she is the global health Corps co-founder, an organisation that provides healthcare facilities in developing countries. Jenna is NBC’s correspondent and author. Henry Chase Hager is the husband to Jenna and she is a popular and famous advocate of volunteerism. The twins form the most popular and the most famous twins in U.S.

Secondly, Maurice and Robin Gibb, who are twin brothers born on 22nd December 1949 in Douglas. The demise of Maurice Gibb was on 12th January 2003, following complications of the heart. Together with their elder brother Barry Gibb, the founded the famous Bee Gees musical band. The bee gees have won five American music Awards, nine Grammy Awards, a global music award and they have been inducted into the roll and rock hall of fame. The group’s breakthrough was after their travel to England.

Twins in fiction

Doubles or Twins abound in both myth and literature and continue to be a source of writers’ fascinations. The notion that an individual can have a split self, representing both id and ego, is a vastly used trope in gothic writing. The exciting part about the twins in literature is the fact that our identities are not entirely secure, that is always a gap for something extra spiritually, physically or emotionally, and having a twin might provide a clear understanding the self that would bring completion.