Thursday, 31 January 2008

Paradoxical Twins - Teaser 6

Peter and Allison are twins. Peter is Allison's older brother because he was born 34 minutes before her. But Allison's birth certificate records that she was born at an earlier time.

How is this possible?


This really happened — on 4 November 2007 in North Carolina. In Britain it would have had to happen a week earlier.

See Answer

Peter was born at 1:32am on 4 November. 28 minutes later the clocks went back an hour because Daylight Saving Time (equivalent to British Summer Time in the UK) had come to an end. Allison was born 6 minutes later, at 1:06am.

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