Brittany and Briana have had to get used to being mirror images. So they had no problem enjoying all the perks that came with being identical twins. However, sometimes, the only thing better than being a twin is falling for and wedding to another set of twins.
Life was good enough for Josh and Jeremy Salyers. But when they met Brittany and Briana at a festival for twins, they realized that life could be so much better. This is the incredible story of how two adorable couples gave birth to the world's first documented set of quaternary twins.
We Were Both Young When I First Saw You
You know how the story begins. Once upon a time, two beautiful baby girls were born in a small town. These girls were delivered by the same mother, only minutes apart. And a few minutes after they were welcomed into the world, little Brittany and Briana opened their eyes.
Studies show that babies open their eyes about 20 minutes after birth to stare at their environment. Although they find it challenging to focus initially, they can still make out some images. So this is how Brittany and Brianna Deane got their first glimpse of each other.
You'll Never Ever Have to Be Alone
Having a twin is like having an automatic best friend. They look exactly like you, but they're also more tuned to your emotions. So when everyone else can't figure out what's going on in your head, chances are, your twin can.
And being twin girls, Brittany and Brianna understood that they never had to be alone early on. Because no matter what life threw at them, they would face those hurdles together. That knowledge has undoubtedly strengthened them as they transitioned from childhood to adulthood.
The Science Behind It
Suppose you've never really understood the science behind the identical twin phenomenon. In that case, you may be baffled at the reality of these two beautiful girls, and that's okay. As much as science tries to explain the reasons behind some happenings, not everyone has an easy time grasping those concepts.
Thankfully, the science is pretty straightforward, though. One fertilized egg splits in the womb and creates two babies with a similar set of genetic information. And when these two babies are born, the similarities are most evident in how alike they look.
What Are the Odds of Conceiving Twins?
It's not every day that one comes across identical twins. But that doesn't mean that they aren't exactly popular. Between 1986 and 2009 alone, the number of twin births in the United States increased by about 75%. As of 2022, the identical twin birth rate is 32.1 per 1,000 live births.
So for every 1,000 babies born, 32 of those are twins. That also translates to about 3 to 100 or 3%. So Brittany and Brianna belong to the group of lucky babies who managed to beat those odds and join the growing population of twins.