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November 21, 2006


Identical twins are cute up to the age of eight or so; then the concept is getting a bit strange, and gets spookier the older they get. Actually, it's pretty freaking spooky from age 30 onwards.

Identical twins who wear identical clothes, while not particularly original, can be kind of cute up to the age of four or so; from then on I consider it weirdness.

The other day I saw two identical twins aged around fifty and wearing identical clothes, and it almost freaked me out.

Posted by Horst on November 21, 2006 08:25 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend
Jann said on November 24, 2006 09:59 PM:

When one becomes personally acquainted with identical twins, they often don't seem so identical, i.e., differences in appearance and personality become evident. I totally agree with you that wearing identical outfits past early childhood is quite weird, and I think inappropriate from the standpoint of personal development.

Lucid said on November 24, 2006 10:30 PM:

My identical twins are fourteen and *still* cute. They try not to dress alike, but both like AC/DC and skater fashion so it's difficult. They hate other twins, for instance the guitarist and singer of the German rock-group Tokio Hotel.

It's the whole clone-thing appearing in 1 of 250 births (and male identical twins are the least common) which is spooky.

dieter said on November 27, 2006 09:33 AM:

I once saw identical twins aged 70+ going out together and wearing similar but not identical clothing. It struck me as weird, but then again it also had some odd touch of cuteness to it...

scott said on November 27, 2006 03:58 PM:

I once knew identical female twins, aged in the 40s, who wore identical clothing. They worked so that their desks formed a space for both of them to sit right next to each other; one twin would have to move for the other to get out from behind her desk. They ate their lunches in the bathroom sitting in adjoining stalls.

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