OMG Fact of the Day: Twinning

Did you know Yorubas have the highest dizygotic twinning rate in the world?

The first of the twins is Taiyewo – the first to taste the world. Kehinde is the name of the last born twin. Kehinde is also called Kehindegbegbon- the child that came last gets the rights of the eldest.

In Yoruba culture twins are magical. And they are protected by Shango, god of thunder and lightning.

That’s true.

Photo Credit: Mikael Häggström via Wikipedia Cc

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