Double take in black & white
A Mixed-Race British mom gave birth to twins recently - one of each.
No, not a boy and a girl. Two girls - one black, the other white. The odds of such a birth are about a million to one, experts said. "It was a shock when I realized that my twins were two different colors," Kylie Hodgson, 19, told London's Daily Mail. "But it doesn't matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls."
Hoax or Fact:
Pictures of these black and white twin sisters were circulating through emails and other social networks, claiming that it is a rare occurrence that happens in million to one cases. The pictures are genuine and the story that comes with it is a fact.
The black and white twin sister kids named Kian and Remee belong to a mixed race couple Kylie and Remi Horder in Nottingham, UK, both of whose mothers are white and their fathers are black. As per Multiple Births Foundation, this color difference is because baby Kian must have inherited her black genes from both sides of the family, while Remee inherited the white ones. The twin sisters were born to Kylie by caesarean in April 2005 when one of the girls was in an awkward position in her womb. The first reaction of Kylie after giving birth to these black and white twin sisters was:
"It was a shock when I realised that my twins were two different colours, but it doesn't matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls."
The picture in the message shows the twin sisters when they were one year old. As they grew up over the weeks, Kian became darker and Remee became lighter, and while Kian's eyes turned brown, Remee's eyes stayed blue. You can see some pictures of these black and white twin sisters in the image section below. The happy mother talks about them as:
"They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies. If they haven't seen each other for a few hours, they are so pleased to see each other and will hold out their arms, wanting to hug each other. And their smiles just light up their faces."
Mixed twins like this are born to multiracial families which differ in skin color. Experts say that such a case of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different color happens one in a million cases. These beautiful black and white famous twins Kian and Remee have turned seven this year, and their mother talks about them saying:
"They never ask me why they look so different to each other. They just accept it and they are so incredibly close."
This is a good example to show that skin color of people does not matter, it's only love and attachment that matters. The message can be shared.