Kodinhi is a tiny little village residing in the state of Kerala. As of the year 2017, the village has recorded a whopping count of 400 pair of twins.
The Mysterious Phenomenon
Back in 2008, the village had close to 200 births and of those were 15 pair of twins! India as a country has the lowest rate of twin births, with a record of only 9 per thousand births. Contrasting it is the twin birth rate in Kodinhi alone which is 45 births per thousand which is the highest for a single town in the whole world.
There have been numerous scientific tests and lab tests done in the past to deduce a plausible reason explaining this miraculous occurrence. Extensive research has been carried out on the water that is consumed by the locals in that area and the diet has been monitored on a regular basis.
Twinning Here and There
Much like the twin village of Kodinhi in India are villages in Vietnam, Brazil and Nigeria that exhibit very similar properties. A series of genetic factors were considered and possible relations were drawn but nothing concrete emerged.
According to excerpts published in one of the many papers submitted “There is no known genetic link identified yet for identical twinning and the real factor behind the phenomenon is yet to be ascertained”
The school going twins often participate in innocent pranks to confuse their fellow classmates and sometimes also their teachers! Now, isn’t that fun?
What actually is the real scientific reason behind this medical miracle still remains a mystery and researchers and experts from the field are unsure as to whether they would be ever able to unravel this mystery. But what intriguing is that this occurrence is still going strong and the Twin Town of Kodinhi very rightfully makes it the God’s Own Town!!