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Indian village with 250 sets of twins

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

Doctors are trying to unravel the mystery of an Indian village boasting 250 sets of twins born to just 2,000 families.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

The phenomenon has seen almost six times as many twins born than the global average in the remote village of Kodinhi, in Kerala.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

In 2008 alone 15 pairs of twins were born in the village out of 300 healthy deliveries and this year is expected to top that number.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

In the last five years alone up to 60 pairs of twins have been born, with the rate of twins increasing year-on-year.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

Local doctor and twin enthusiast Dr Krishnan Sribiju has been studying the medical marvel of Kodinhi for the past two years. Although 250 sets of twins have been officially registered in the village Dr Sribiju believes the real number to be far higher. “In my medical opinion there are around 300 to 350 twins within the village boundaries of Kodinhi,” he said.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

According to villagers, the twin phenomenon only started occurring three generations ago. Dr Sribiju said: “To the best of my knowledge this medical marvel began somewhere between 60 to 70 years ago”.

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

“Without access to detailed biochemical analysis equipment I cannot say for certain what the reason for the twinning is, but I feel that it is something to do with what the villagers eat and drink”

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

Indian village with 250 sets of twins

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Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

3 thoughts on “Indian village with 250 sets of twins

  1. Paavan says:

    Hi,

    ohhh woow,this is really amazing…

    Thanks for sharing as because find first this article here.

    Awesome.

  2. Swaram says:

    Oh wow! This is so interesting! Never heard of this before!
    Am waiting to read more on this topic now.

    1. Hopefully, some news gets published on the same 🙂 Then we would come to know of the progress in increase of number of twins!

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Devang Vibhakar
Devang Vibhakar
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SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .