Twin birth has always aroused a lot of interest in our lives. It has been an endearing sight to see kids who look alike and grow together. However, the science behind twin birth has been always left with open-ended questions. While doctors have been able to explain how a zygote divides to become twin babies (identical and fraternal), the science behind the genetics of increasing the chances of having twins is a surprise. But nothing matched the flabbergasting shock by a woman who gave birth to twins – not 1, or 2 but 16!
Did You Know Facts #24
Did you know this strange fact about a woman who gave birth to 16 sets of twins?
The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725 to 1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.
The mother, Feodor Vassilyev, is considered the most prolific mother ever. It is mystery as to how she raised the kids in an era when so many twins are unheard of. In fact, Feodor Vassilyev, and how carried as many kids and delivered them without any complications is a wonder for the scientists even now.
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