Twins share a lot of things: birthdays, clothes, toys and friends -- you get the picture.
But how many twins do you know that have kids who also share a birthday?
Meet Jeromme and Jarrell Spance, whose children were born just hours apart in New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, England, on Monday. According to BBC, Jeromme’s son, Cameron, was born around 2 a.m., and Jarrell’s baby, Cassen, was born at 4:34 a.m.
Bookies told BBC the odds of that happening are 150,000 to 1.
“I have never ever heard of this happening before,” the babies’ midwife told BBC. “It is amazing.”
One of the twins told BBC that “it is absolutely amazing that we became fathers of sons on the same day. It is great for everyone, and everyone at the hospital was great.”
Jarrell and his wife Francesca arrived at the hospital at 2 a.m. to hear Jeromme’s partner, Tegan, giving birth down the hall, so they went to watch that birth happen before birthing their own son.
But the two sons weren’t just born in the same hospital. They were also born in the same room with the same midwife, The Telegraph reported.
“Tegan and me came in first and little Cameron was born just a few hours later. Then the pool was washed and cleaned, and we handed over to Jarrell and Francesca,” Jeromme told The Telegraph.
This isn’t the only twin birth to make headlines this week. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported on two identical twins who were born 18 minutes apart, although technically on separate days. Robyn Atherton was born at 11:55 p.m. last Sunday, and her sister Scarlett was born at 12:13 a.m. that Monday, Daily Mail reported.
According to the University of Texas, 32 out of every 1,000 people in the United States are twins.
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