Twins

Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins 

Michael Grimes
Updated April 15, 2019 4.8k votes 538 voters 30k views 20 items

List Rules TWINS ONLY - vote up the weirdest thing you have to deal with as a twin.

There aren’t too many people in the world who are able to claim the status of identical twin. When you’re an identical twin you experience many things that non-identical twins could never even began to contemplate or understand. First and foremost you have a human being that looks exactly like you. Some people search their whole lives to find their doppelganger, but you’ve known who yours was ever since you were born!

You know firsthand how awesome it is to go around through life with someone who shares all of your DNA. Your twin is your best friend, your partner in crime, and your ride-or-die girl or guy. You have someone that you can stick with throughout all of life, and you absolutely love it.

We also know that there are things that we could live without. Remember when someone asked you “Can you and your twin tell each other apart?” Or how about, “So do you guys like have the same birthday?” You’re not alone my fellow identical twins. We’ve all been there,and we can all take solace in the fact that there are other people out there who know exactly what it’s like being an identical twin.

So now I’m putting a call out to all identical twins! Do you agree with the items on this list? Can you think of other things that I’ve left out? Share with us what being an identical twin is like for you. I’m sure you’re not the only identical twin out there who has experienced it!

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You're constantly asked ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You're constantly asked the same questions over and over again
PLEASE STOP ASKING: "Can you read each other's minds?" "Can you feel each other's pain?" "Have you ever switched boyfriends?" "Does your mom ever mix the two of you up?"
2
You sort of have to answ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You sort of have to answer to your twin's name
They might be calling you or your twin, so you might as well acknowledge them so you can find out. 
3
You get excited when you... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You get excited when you see another set of identical twins
A smile automatically creeps across your face when you and your twin see another set of identical twins!
4
You never know who is wh... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You never know who is who in your baby photos
You have a fifty-fifty chance that you're wrong... or right.
5
People call you "tw... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
People call you "twin" like it's your name
Stop being lazy! I HAVE A NAME! USE IT!!
6
Asked “what is it like b... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
kyoung added Asked “what is it like being a twin”

But can’t answer because you don’t know what it’s like to NOT be a twin

7
You know what it's like ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You know what it's like to be constantly dressed exactly like your sibling
It didn't matter if your mom mixed up your clothes because they were exactly the same.
8
People who have known yo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
People who have known you your entire lives still can't tell you apart
Really? After 30 years?
9
You've imagined what it ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You've imagined what it would be like if you and your twin married another set of identical twins
Would our kids look like twins since both of their parents are twins?
10
You could never make fun... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You could never make fun of your twin's looks
(You look basically the same.) 
11
Your prank game is autom... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
Your prank game is automatically next level
Getting people to think that you are your twin is always entertaining (for you and your twin at least).
12
You've thought about goi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You've thought about going to a twin convention
You'd be around people just like you who understand what it's like being a twin.
13
You've thought about wha... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You've thought about what it would be like if you never had a twin
14
You have an intensely co... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You have an intensely competitive relationship that only twins can have
15
For some reason you alwa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
For some reason you always seem to have the same exact friends as your twin
Elementary school, middle school, high school, and maybe college = same friends.
16
You hate it when people ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You hate it when people list off your similarities
Yes I know that we both are really good at math. Don't need you to point it out...
17
You'll probably end up l... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You'll probably end up liking the same person as your twin at one point or another
And then you have to figure out how to resolve who gets a chance with him or her.
18
You feel sorry for your ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
You feel sorry for your siblings who aren't your twin
You and your twin share so much together that your sibling(s) feel left out.
19
When you're dressed the ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
WildBonsai added When you're dressed the same and people ask "Are you twins?"
20
When your boyfriend acci... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Weird Things That Only Happen to Identical Twins
jocelynwolfenden(NegansNextWife) added When your boyfriend accidently calls you by your twins name