Weird Universe

Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers

Human Chimera

Riddle me this: How does a child who was never born become a father? The answer literally lies in a human chimera, the surviving twin who absorbed his brother in the womb. A paternity test turned out negative, the man's sperm tested as a 10% match, and in further testing the man was shown to be the baby's genetic uncle. The twin that was absorbed in the womb is the genetic father to the infant. This is extremely rare but not entirely unheard of. Its just that now DNA testing is more advanced and is done more often so these fascinating rarities will turn up more frequently.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Oct 28, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Babies, Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers

The Harp Twins

More on YouTube.

Their full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 27, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Music, Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers

Alfred, Meet Jimmy

Recent scholarship has traced the roots of Mad magazine's Alfred E. Newman back to the nineteenth century. But I don't believe anyone has ever before noted his resemblance to this animated version of Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen, as seen in the 1942 Superman cartoon "Showdown," embedded above.


How fitting that today both Jimmy and Alfred are owned by the same company, Warner Bros.!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 14, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Magazines, Twins, Lookalikes & Doppelgangers, Comics, 1940's, Nineteenth Century
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