Million to one odds-Twins, One Black, One white

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Million to one odds-Twins, One Black, One white

Unread post by 'X' » February 23rd, 2006, 10:57 am

Million to one odds- Twins, One Black, One white

When Kylie Hodgson gave birth to twin daughters by caesarean section, she was just relieved that they had arrived safely.
It was only when the midwife handed them over for her to hold that she noticed the difference between them. “It was a shock when I realised that my twins were two different colours,” said Kylie, 19. “But it doesn’t matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls.” The amazing conception happened after two eggs were fertilised at the same time in the womb.

Both Kylie and her partner Remi Horder, 17, are of mixed race. Their mothers are both white and their fathers are black.
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According to the Multiple Births Foundation, baby Kian must have inherited the black genes from both sides of the family, whilst Remee inherited the white ones.

Kylie, from Nottingham, discovered she was pregnant in the summer of 2004 and a scan at the Queen’s Medical Centre revealed that twins were on the way.

“It was a shock at first to discover I was expecting as we hadn’t been trying for a family,” she said I had my 14-week scan and the sonographer ran the scanner over my stomach and announced that I was carrying twins.

“We couldn’t believe it. Neither of us could take our eyes off the scanner - you could just see two of everything, even the outline of their little noses. We were both overwhelmed.”

The twins were born by caesarean in April last year because one of the girls was lying in an awkward position in the womb.

“I didn’t see them at first,” added their mother. “They were both whisked away to be checked over and then the midwife came back and placed them both in my arms.

“I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes, but whilst Remee was blonde, Kian’s hair was black and she had darker skin.

“It seemed strange, but I was feeling so ill that I didn’t really take it in at that stage.”

The next day she mentioned the colour difference to her mother, who told her that Remee’s skin would darken as she grew older.

But as the weeks passed, Remee became lighter still while Kian went darker. And while Remee’s eyes stayed blue, Kian’s turned brown.

“There are some similarities between them,” said their mother. “They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies. “If they haven’t seen each other for a few hours, they are so pleased to see each other and will hold out their arms, wanting to hug each other. And their smiles just light up their faces. “I’ll explain it all to them when they get older about why they look so different.”

Million to one odds
The odds against of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different colour are a million to one.
Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together.
If a woman is of mixed race, her eggs will usually contain a mixture of genes coding for both black and white skin.

Similarly, a man of mixed race will have a variety of different genes in his sperm. When these eggs and sperm come together, they will create a baby of mixed race.

But, very occasionally, the egg or sperm might contain genes coding for one skin colour. If both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.

For a mixed-race couple, the odds of either of these scenarios is around 100 to one. But both scenarios can occur at the same time if the woman conceives non-identical twins, another 100 to one chance.

This involves two eggs being fertilised by two sperm at the same time, which also has odds of around 100 to one.

If a sperm containing all-white genes fuses with a similar egg and a sperm coding for purely black skin fuses with a similar egg, two babies of dramatically different colours will be born.

The odds of this happening are 100 x 100 x 100 - a million to one.
Remee, who weighed 5lb 15oz, was blonde and fair skinned. Her sister Kian, born a minute later weighing 6lb, was black.

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Unread post by perongregory » February 23rd, 2006, 11:19 am

Only if Micheal had that luxury... his face probably wouldn't be fallin off. Nah, I'm trippin. But that shit is crazy! Can't believe it.

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Unread post by ManifestTruth » February 23rd, 2006, 12:37 pm

Didnt a white couple in Great Britian have twins, one black/one white back
in the 80's?? Shit's crazy though! Those lil girls will have to explain this everyday of their natural lives.

Yo, aint MJ's children white?? How that happen?? I wonder if they're really his...

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Unread post by perongregory » February 23rd, 2006, 12:54 pm

I read that Mike's children aren't really his. That he paid that nurse are whatever for her children, but now she want them back.

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Unread post by ManifestTruth » February 23rd, 2006, 1:40 pm

The weird get weirder...

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MIXED COUPLE GIVE BIRTH TO TWINZ, ONE BLACK, ONE WHITE

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Black and White Twins


When Kylie Hodgson gave birth to twin daughters by caesarean section, she was just relieved that they had arrived safely.
It was only when the midwife handed them over for her to hold that she noticed the difference between them.

Remee, who weighed 5lb 15oz, was blonde and fair skinned. Her sister Kian, born a minute later weighing 6lb, was black.

"It was a shock when I realised that my twins were two different colours," said Kylie, 19. "But it doesn't matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls."

The amazing conception happened after two eggs were fertilised at the same time in the womb.

Both Kylie and her partner Remi Horder, 17, are of mixed race. Their mothers are both white and their fathers are black.

According to the Multiple Births Foundation, baby Kian must have inherited the black genes from both sides of the family, whilst Remee inherited the white ones.

Kylie, from Nottingham, discovered she was pregnant in the summer of 2004 and a scan at the Queen's Medical Centre revealed that twins were on the way.

"It was a shock at first to discover I was expecting as we hadn't been trying for a family," she said I had my 14-week scan and the sonographer ran the scanner over my stomach and announced that I was carrying twins.

"We couldn't believe it. Neither of us could take our eyes off the scanner - you could just see two of everything, even the outline of their little noses. We were both overwhelmed."

The twins were born by caesarean in April last year because one of the girls was lying in an awkward position in the womb.

"I didn't see them at first," added their mother. "They were both whisked away to be checked over and then the midwife came back and placed them both in my arms.

"I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes, but whilst Remee was blonde, Kian's hair was black and she had darker skin.

"It seemed strange, but I was feeling so ill that I didn't really take it in at that stage."

The next day she mentioned the colour difference to her mother, who told her that Remee's skin would darken as she grew older.

But as the weeks passed, Remee became lighter still while Kian went darker. And while Remee's eyes stayed blue, Kian's turned brown.

"There are some similarities between them," said their mother. "They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies.

"If they haven't seen each other for a few hours, they are so pleased to see each other and will hold out their arms, wanting to hug each other. And their smiles just light up their faces.

"I'll explain it all to them when they get older about why they look so different."

Million to one odds

The odds against of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different colour are a million to one.

Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together.

If a woman is of mixed race, her eggs will usually contain a mixture of genes coding for both black and white skin.

Similarly, a man of mixed race will have a variety of different genes in his sperm. When these eggs and sperm come together, they will create a baby of mixed race.

But, very occasionally, the egg or sperm might contain genes coding for one skin colour. If both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.

For a mixed-race couple, the odds of either of these scenarios is around 100 to one. But both scenarios can occur at the same time if the woman conceives non-identical twins, another 100 to one chance.

This involves two eggs being fertilised by two sperm at the same time, which also has odds of around 100 to one.

If a sperm containing all-white genes fuses with a similar egg and a sperm coding for purely black skin fuses with a similar egg, two babies of dramatically different colours will be born.

The odds of this happening are 100 x 100 x 100 - a million to one.

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Unread post by junior » March 8th, 2006, 9:32 pm

CRAZY :shock: twins but not really cuz there different colors

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Unread post by SWblocks-Veteran » March 8th, 2006, 9:52 pm

junior wrote:CRAZY :shock: twins but not really because there different colors
u dont have to be identical to be a twin...sometimes it twins that dont look alike at all

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Unread post by Lonewolf » March 8th, 2006, 10:05 pm

maybe it was a sandwich :wink: you know - kinky shit ...

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » March 9th, 2006, 12:47 am

Oh they are twins all right. A million to one shot but it happens.

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Unread post by Silencioso » March 9th, 2006, 2:21 pm

The darker girl isn't really black looking, though. She looks mixed like her parents. The light girl is probably an albino of some sort. She doesn't look like a normal white person.

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Unread post by Tre » March 9th, 2006, 2:42 pm

What do you mean the darker girl isn't really black looking?? We have all types of different shades within the black race. To be honest blacks are more brown than brown people.

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Unread post by Bo$$ » March 10th, 2006, 8:47 am

Thats some crazy shit right there didnt know that was even possible :shock:

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Unread post by Guest » March 10th, 2006, 12:02 pm

Mabye a science experiment.

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Unread post by Silencioso » March 11th, 2006, 3:39 pm

The darker twin has the same ethnic look as her parents - mulatto/biracial/what ever you want to call it. Find me a pure West African Negroid that looks like that.

The "white" twin is just some type of albino freak. I can't remember the last time I saw a white person that white! LOL

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Unread post by junior » March 11th, 2006, 4:03 pm

Silencioso wrote:The darker twin has the same ethnic look as her parents - mulatto/biracial/what ever you want to call it. Find me a pure West African Negroid that looks like that.

The "white" twin is just some type of albino freak. I can't remember the last time I saw a white person that white! LOL
albino freak LOL knda fucked up tough

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Unread post by perongregory » March 11th, 2006, 4:12 pm

President of Liberia (West coast African nation) doesn't look like the typical West African you keep on talking about.

http://photo.worldnews.com/PhotoArchive ... medium.jpg


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Unread post by DC » March 12th, 2006, 5:12 pm

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Are you for real and 'Albino', that baby is a caucausian if I have ever seen one, the article states that both parents have white mothers so there is a comman white gene. Mother nature is unpredictable these parents have a white and black baby, so what.

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Unread post by junior » March 12th, 2006, 11:07 pm

their grandmothers are white and grandfathers black... that still be hard for people to belive imagine them 10 yrs from now seeing them one black one white and there twins its hard for some people to belive their even related its gonna be harder to belive their twins

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