family trivia

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    Heard a trivia question the other day ---

    One set of identical twins marries another set of identical twins. What is the relationship of the children from the marriages?

    My first thinking was to say cousins, but that was not one of the answers. The answer was SIBLINGS.

    Had to think back to all those genetics from bio class, but yeah, it makes sense. Weird to think one could have brothers or sisters from another set of parents that way.

    Think it was from Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
    herring_RN and TheCommuter like this.

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    My aunt called them "Double Cousins" if two siblings married siblings of either gender.

    Sibling: "each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common" -- http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/def...nglish/sibling

    Double Cousin: When two sisters marry two brothers, their children have the same two sets of grandparents. -- Urban Dictionary: Double Cousins
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    One set of identical twins marries another set of identical twins. What is the relationship of the children from the marriages?

    My first thinking was to say cousins, but that was not one of the answers. The answer was SIBLINGS.
    In the case of identical twins, I think this answer is correct since both the husbands and the wives in the scenario have the exact same DNA profile.
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    I guess it depends on the definition of "sibling"

    One opinion is they are siblings: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/...ins-dice_x.htm

    Another opinion: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...rs-and-sisters

    Twins marry twins and have twins: http://www.everydayfamily.com/blog/i...entical-twins/
    Last edit by herring_RN on Sep 10, '13 : Reason: add links
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    Genetically speaking they share the same amount of DNA as siblings but they aren't really siblings in that they don't share the same parents. Their parents just have the same DNA. Is your mother's identical twin sister your aunt or your mother?
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    I just thought it was an interesting situation. I understand the genetics but I'd still consider them all as cousins.

    My grandpop was the 13th child in his family. His parents had both remarried and he had 6 halfs from his Mom's side and 6 halfs from his Dad. Therefore, his siblings each had 5 fulls, 6 steps, and 1 half (my grandpop).

    I just thought it was neat.

    To Kel - good question.


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