In a story that would fit right into our Strange But True section of the magazine, two friends discovered after decades of knowing each other that they were actually identical twins!
According to the Global Times, the twins were adopted separately when they were young, but ended up in the same area: Luoyang, in Henan Province. They were introduced to each other in middle school by mutual friends, who thought they should meet because they looked extremely similar.
But they never guessed they were twins. Due to a clerical error, one of them believed herself to be a year older than the other. But the two remained close friends.
Over three decades later, the two ended up on a satellite TV show, and because of their resemblance, were given a DNA test that revealed they were, in fact, identical twins! Even cooler, one of them started blogging about their story and mentioned that when they were young, they had had a brother, who was also adopted separately. He saw the story, came forward, and DNA tests proved that he was, in fact, their brother.
It just goes to show that sometimes, no matter how much time has passed and how far folks have spread, you just can’t keep a family apart!