Siblings, the people whose everyday pranks you cannot stand, yet they are the same people you cannot live without.
Of course everybody has a unique story when it comes to siblings or family in general but one thing is certain: your siblings most likely are the people who know you better than anybody else, probably even yourself.
Some people are in fact closer to their siblings than they are to parents, even more so if they actually grew up together.
However, in one of the stories you are about to read here, two twin brothers who didn’t know each other at all could prove that that close relationship does not always mean you have to stay together at all times.
Their individual stories are bewilderingly similar despite the fact that they have been separated just weeks after birth.
But first, let us talk about twin sisters from Japanese who both enjoyed more than a century of positivity.
10 Kinsan Ginsan
Gin Kanie and Kin Narita from Nagoya became national celebrities in Japan in 1991 when they were about to reach 100 years of age.
Their actual names literally mean Gold and Silver in English, but they were also affectionately known as Kinsan Ginsan.
They were featured in newspaper article and received congratulations from both the Aichi Prefecture governor and the mayor of Nagoya for their health and longevity.
Kin Narita, the elder twin died in 2000 at the age of 107 years and 175 days from heart failure.
The younger twin Gin died a year later; interestingly enough the cause of death was never determined and simply ruled “old age.”
9 Black And White
When you hear the word “twins” chances are you think of two or more people looking almost exactly the same.
Even if they have biracial parents, it is easy to assume the twins would share a reasonable mix of father and mother. Hayleigh and Lauren Durant have proven that wrong.
Their parents, Dean Durant and Alison Spooner Lee are black and white respectively.
When Hayleigh and Lauren were born in 2001, father and mother received a pleasant surprise as their twin baby girls came out to this world biracial too.
Even more surprising was that in 2009, Spooner gave birth to biracial twin sisters again.
8 Abigail And Brittany Hensel
When they were just 6 years old, Abigail and Brittany Hensel made headlines throughout the world soon after their appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
They have two heads and one torso, making them a rare pair among other conjoined twins.
Put in mind that conjoined twins actually are rarities, so it is like finding a needle in pile of needles.
Abigail and Brittany have their own hearts, spines, spinal cords, stomachs, and pairs of lungs.
They can eat and write simultaneously and separately without issues. Other activities such as driving, swimming, and running of course require excellent coordination.
7 Jim Twins
Here is the story of James “Jim” Lewis from Ohio. Born in 1939, he was named James by his adoptive parents.
As a schoolboy he enjoyed carpentry and math, but disliked spelling lesson. He also had a dog, which he named Toy.
In his adult life, he married Linda, but then they divorced and Jim married Betty. Jim had a son named James Lewis who was a chain smoker and drove a Chevrolet.
The story of James “Jim” Springer is exactly the same as the other Jim, down to the names of their first and second wives.
Not surprisingly enough, they are twins, but the bewildering part was that they were separated just weeks after birth and raised by different couples.
Both Jims met for the first time in 1979, before that they didn’t know and had never met each other.