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Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 6:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John celebrated his birthday in Texas and then traveled several days nonstop because he didn't want to miss his twin brother's birthday. And he didn't. How come?
Bigears (Bigears)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 8:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to attend his brother's birthday of the same year or the next year?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Crossing countries involved? Space travel involved?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they have the same mother? Or were they IVF births?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was either of them born on or near February 28?
On or near the international date line?
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Did he want to attend his brother's birthday of the same year or the next year? Same Year

Crossing countries involved? No Space travel involved? No

Did they have the same mother? Yes Or were they IVF births? No

Was either of them born on or near February 28? No
On or near the international date line? No
Cookie (Cookie)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the twins leave their mother's body on the same day?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You say he celebrated his birthday in Texas...was it actually his birthday when he celebrated it?

Does "his birthday " mean "John's birthday"?
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Did the twins leave their mother's body on the same day? Yope

You say he celebrated his birthday in Texas...was it actually his birthday when he celebrated it?Yes

Does "his birthday " mean "John's birthday"?Yes :-)
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Was his brother's birthday on the same day as his?
Is it relevant what country he celebrated his brother's birthday in? What state? Is Texas the state in the USA?
Could this take place elsewhere? In New Mexico? In Mexico? In Argentina? in the UK? in China? in Australia? on Mars?
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Was his brother's birthday on the same day as his?No
Is it relevant what country he celebrated his brother's birthday in?Yes What state? Is Texas the state in the USA? Yes
Could this take place elsewhere? YesIn New Mexico? In Mexico? In Argentina? in the UK? in China? in Australia? on Mars?
It could not have taken place in all parts of the world
Bigears (Bigears)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was John's twin brother's birthday celebrated on the actual day of the year on which he was born?

Does this involve some medical complication related to Obstetrics?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 1:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was John's twin brother's birthday celebrated on the actual day of the year on which he was born?yes

Does this involve some medical complication related to Obstetrics?None
Bigears (Bigears)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is birth time of the twins relevant here?
Bigears (Bigears)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this several days less than 3 days
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is birth time of the twins relevant here? Yes
is this several days less than 3 days way more than 3
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 12:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The twins were born in the "regular" way? Left the vagina of a woman? Or only one of the twins?
Are the circumstances of the birth relevant except the birth time?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 12:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Imagining that they continue living where they are, could this happen every year? or is it speciality of this particular year?

Is it related to some calender change concept?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lets go to the begining

are they humans? John and his brother??
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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The twins were born in the "regular" way? Left the vagina of a woman? Or only one of the twins?
They left mother's body like any other twin

Are the circumstances of the birth relevant except the birth time? Explore further

Imagining that they continue living where they are, could this happen every year? Yes or is it specialty of this particular year?Nope

Is it related to some calender change concept?Explore further

lets go to the beginning

are they humans? John and his brother??
yes, just like you and I
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Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 9:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There can be a medical indication that one twin is removed from the mother's body earlier and the other one later. Is it something like that?
Apart from the "several" days difference, are the twins the same age?
Relevant to find out where the other twin lives?
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Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there a calender change in Texas that affected them if they were born either side of midnight?
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Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 1:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something to do with the place of birth I believe.
Was John's mother travelling when she gave birth to twins, I mean on a plane/ship etc.?
Crossing of date line involved? I guess it is the only way when you can be born on same day and yet two different dates.
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Posted on Friday, November 24, 2006 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There can be a medical indication that one twin is removed from the mother's body earlier and the other one later. Is it something like that? No
Apart from the "several" days difference, are the twins the same age? The twins are of same age
Relevant to find out where the other twin lives? Nope

Was there a calender change in Texas that affected them if they were born either side of midnight?
Yes. They were born either side of midnight.

Something to do with the place of birth I believe.
Was John's mother travelling when she gave birth to twins, I mean on a plane/ship etc.? No travel involved in birth

Crossing of date line involved? No I guess it is the only way when you can be born on same day and yet two different dates. :-)
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Posted on Friday, November 24, 2006 - 8:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there was a calender change in Texas. Do we have to find out the details of it?
Desitwist (Desitwist)
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Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Couple of people have almost solved it so its time for the spoiler.

******SPOILER**************
There was a calendar change in September 1752. These twins were born either side of midnight between 2nd and 14th. So for rest of their life there is difference of 12 days between their birthdays.

Not all the countries changed their calendar that time though USA did.

There are lot of websites which articulate the calendar change.

Here is how Sep 1752 calendar looked like


September 1752

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