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Being a twin is not what it seems to be. People often say, "I wish I was a twin" because the idea of having someone exactly like them seems fascinating. However, as a twin, I can say for a fact that twins are not the same person and do not have identical thoughts, abilities, or looks.

"'Fred, you next,' the plump woman said. 'I'm, not Fred, I'm George,' said the boy. 'Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?' 'Sorry, George, dear.' 'Only joking, I am Fred,' said the boy and off he went."

-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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For example, the above quote shows some typical twin humor involving tricking people about a twin's identity. It is assumed that twins can switch places and easily fool people, and Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter often do this. However, parents can almost always tell their twins apart and would not easily fall for their twins' jokes like Molly Weasley does. However, this quote does have some truth because other people often do get twins mixed up without putting in any effort to learn their differences.

With this site, I would like to educate "non-twins" about what being a twin is really like. This site addresses common misconceptions about twins and explains comments one should never say to a twin. It also includes interviews with twins and addresses what the real benefits of being a twin are.