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Twins Born Across Daylight Savings, Making Them Both Older!

When Emily and Seth Peterson welcomed their boys Samuel and Ronan after 1 AM last Sunday, due to the end of daylight savings in the US and clocks being turned back, things got complicated!

Samuel was born first, but according to their birth certificates, Ronan is actually older.

Rather than try to explain the logic of this paradox of the space-time continuum, here's what the hospital where the boys were delivered had to say on their Facebook page.

 

Riddle of the day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible?

Answer: Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and by the time Ronan was born 31 minutes later, #DaylightSavingsTime had ended for the year and the time fell back by an hour, making Ronan’s official time of birth 1:10 a.m. Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.

“I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.

Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she has ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing!

So, is that clear or is your head spinning too?

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