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Guinness World Record for Twins Broken by Chicago-Area High School

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By    |   Friday, 09 February 2018 06:51 PM

A Chicago-area high school has broken a Guinness World Record by having 44 sets of twins and one set of triplets in one academic class.

New Trier High School demolished the previous record of 24 sets of twins, which was held by a middle school in Wilmette, Illinois, where many of the New Trier multiples attended, WGN-TV reported.

Twins Ryan and Luke Novosel undertook the effort to register the record after being one of the sets of twins that was part of the previous record at Wilmette, the Chicago Tribune reported. The school supported their efforts and helped with documentation.

The effort was conducted during the multiples’ freshman year, but the Guinness organization didn’t notify the Novosels until January that they had set the twins record, the Tribune reported. As a surprise, the Novosels found out that the school had actually set two records—one for the most twins and another for multiples because of the triplets.

There are 19 sets of female twins, 11 sets of males, and 14 sets of mixed-gender, the Chicago Tribune reported. Two of the families had two sets of twins each. Most of the twins were fraternal, where two different eggs are fertilized by different sperm, rather than identical, where one fertilized egg splits into two identical embryos.

The class, which has about 1,000 students, is far above the statistical average of 33.5 out of 1,000 births being twins, the Tribune noted. Two of the sets of twins had different birth dates, CBS Chicago reported.

“It’s every kid’s dream to be in the 'Guinness Book of World Records,'” Luke Novosel said, NBC Chicago reported.

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