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#21 hunnynutty2002

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:12 AM

Kerry, had a birthday, then her twin brother had a birthday.
I don't think Kerry and the brother were twins. I think the brother was the twin to another sibling.

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#22 sajow4

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:36 AM

This riddle does not include silly ideas as one not celebrating his or her birthday on the exact day or otherwise.

The answer is odd, but works.
Good puzzle. Well done, Judy Dean.
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#23 jaykast

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:01 PM

Kerry was born at 11:59 PM on February 28th. Her twin brother was born at 12:02 on March 1st. They celebrated their birthday on a leap-year, thus creating a two-day difference.
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#24 stevect

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:21 PM

With new reproductive technologies, here is another solution. IVF is used and two embryos (twins) are conceived. One is implanted and Terry is born nine months later. The other is frozen for awhile. After a few months, the other embryo is thawed and implanted and Kerry is born two days before her brother's first birthday. From then on, her birthday will always be celebrated two days before her twin's.
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#25 Crystal_619

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

I do agree with the actual solution as an answer to the question; However, it never said that this was a twin brother that was in the womb with her. She could have had a set of older twin brothers that were born earlier than her. You can still call one of them your twin brother b/c that person is your brother and a twin. Say Terry and his twin were born May 3rd, 1980, then Kerry was born May 1st 1981. She would celebrate her B-day 2 days before her older twin brother.
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#26 gamerkween

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

well if terry and kerrys b-day was on a weekend terry might have been gone from saturday to monday. kerry could have celebrated her b-day the weekend that terry was gone. then when terry got back he celebrated his b-day that day. Besides, it never said that he celebrated his birthday on the DaY Of HIS BIRTH!!!!!!!!!!
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#27 eleftheria

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:47 PM

maybe Kerry was born in 28th of February right before midnight of 1st March and Terry right after the same midnight on 1st of March and this year we are talking about there is a 29th of February,so there is a day between their birthdays every 4 years
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#28 Pelican Bay Buiders

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:41 PM

Kerry has a set of twin brothers who are both older or younger than her but of the twins terry is the oldest making him her older twin brother.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:28 PM

If we are talking about historical evidence of something like this happening: there is.
There was a woman that lived in the 50's or so that was born with 2 uteruses, so therefore so could hold two babies with one "time" she and her husband wanted to concevie, so when the babies are developing differently they could be born up to a month apart (like when the due dates are messed up and one is early and one is late?)
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#30 rightfire

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:59 AM

Seems like little Kerry celebrates her two days before her older twin sibling does. Kerry may or may not be a twin. Terry definitely is a twin. Terry is older than Kerry. Kerry is not Terry's twin. Terry was born ,at minimum, in the prior year. Kerry and Terry's parents need help naming their children. Thanks For Your Fun Gadget This better be a safe site
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