It’s Possible for Twins to Have Two Different Fathers

It is possible for a set of twins to have two different fathers. The condition is called heteropaternal superfecundation, and it happens when a woman ovulates twice in one month and has sex with two different men while ovulating. There are only a few recorded cases of it in history (a lot of that could stem from the fact that DNA tests have only been around since 1984), but what is really amazing is that it has happened not once, but twice at the place where people go to get paternity matters dealt with.

Twins can have different fathers
If you know twins who look nothing alike, don’t assume that they have separate fathers

The first case of two different men fathering a set of twins happened in 2008. A woman named Regina was on the show to see if her ex-boyfriend was the father of her twins, and he was only the father to one of them.

The second time was in 2011 when 19-year-old Alejandrina went on the show claiming that her boyfriend Jose was the father of her twins. She also emphatically denied sleeping with anyone else but Jose. Well, the lie detector determined that was a lie, and the DNA test proved that Jose was only the father to one of the twins.

Siblings can have different fathers – technically making them half-siblings – but what about twins? Yes, it can happen. In fact, one study estimates that as many as 1 in 400 sets of fraternal twins is “bipaternal.

Both times it happened on the show, Maury and the audience were shocked. Mostly by the whole “twins by different parents” thing, but probably at least in part by the fact that Maury is still on the air.

Saudi Arabia Imports Camels from Australia

While there are plenty of camel farms in Saudi Arabia, their camels are bred for domestic uses and racing. The camels from Australia are mostly used for meat, which is a delicacy in many countries in the Middle East.

Camels Australia Export
Australia, home to the world’s largest camel herd

The first thing about this factoid that you may be surprised to learn is that Australia has camels. They were imported onto the continent in the 19th century from Arabia, India, and Afghanistan because they were well suited to Australia’s outback. However, when the combustion engine came along, the camels weren’t needed. So they were released into the outback, and today it is a huge problem. There is one roaming pack that has 750,000 camels.

Another thing you may be surprised to learn is that Australia also exports camels to Saudi Arabia, a place you’d think would be plentiful with camels. It would be like Canada importing beavers.

Omphalophobia the fear of the bellybutton

People suffering from Omphalophobia are terrified of belly buttons- their own or, in some cases, those of the others. They do not like touching their navel (or even other people touching it). Sometimes the mere sight of the belly button is enough to make them feel disgusted or terrified.

Omphalophobia | Fear of Belly Buttons
Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons

Gaze deep into the darkness of the hole, and be afraid!

Those with this phobia are typically terrified of both touching and even looking at a bellybutton.

Even more horrific for them, would be having their own bellybutton touched.

I myself flinch a little when either I or someone else pokes around there, but only because my navel area is pretty sensitive for some reason. It doesn’t scare me.