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#31 audocie

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:12 PM

This riddle suffers from two semantic problems. Fifty years ago, when such variables as cloned life and sex changes did not exist, the riddle would be straight forward and have only one probable solution - that the children were born of a set that is more than two.

The first of the problems is that the children were born "to" the mother. This only implies that the mother 'received' the children or has some ownership over them. Not necessarily that she birthed them.

The second problem stems from the first, since a child can be born to a family, this means that the 'mother' does not necessarily have to be the one birthing the child

Though the two possibilities below are unlikely, they are still very POSSIBLE. Thus ruining this riddle.

1) The technology exists to have multiple eggs of the same mother fertilized in vetro at the same time. The woman does not have to actually birth the children....if she has ownership, they are still born TO her

2) More unlikely but still possible, a lesbian couple gives birth to their babies both at the same time. One mother has two children born TO her. They are not twins in any sense of the word.
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#32 BifJam

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:45 PM

This makes sense for me...
The chicken gave birth to two chicks.
The hen is the mother. The two chicks hatch simultaniously from two seperate eggs. They are not actually born until the eggs hatch and in theory they could hatch at the same time, even if they were laid minutes or even hours apart.
Am I correct? I submit that I am!
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#33 jan-da-man

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:40 PM

if the children developed from two eggs (i.e. faternal twins) and if these eggs had been fertilized by two different men, they would technically only be half-twins. However, I think such a thing is unlikely to occur.
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#34 1stLady

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

the baby was born in the month of june sign of Gemini
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#35 slopokeymon

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:08 AM

The girls are 2/3 of a set of triplets and it's daylight savings. Fallback one hour, so the girls are born an hour apart.
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#36 zebulun

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:09 PM

my first thought - they are seahorses (in which the male gives birth) - if the female impregnated more than one seahorse adn they gave birth the same time...
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#37 irakmae3

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

The mother could give birth to one baby in New Zealand, then would have 23 hours because of the time zone changes to fly to Hawaii to have the other baby at the exact same time on the same day in the same month in the same year.
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#38 victorhwt

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:07 AM

triplets??
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#39 nikimad

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 05:51 PM

its obvious they are triplets. one question, if there are two girls who are sisters and i dentical but one was born one minute before midnight and the other after, would they still be twins but with different birthdays?
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#40 bluegene

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:01 PM

may be the mother was travelling on a plane between two different timezones.theoretically, the babies can born at the same time but still can't be twins
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