1The co-workers who found out they're actually long lost brothers
Prefacing his line of questioning with the statement, “Don't think I'm weird,” Joubert asked his co-worker a few pointed questions based on names and dates gleaned from his own adoption records. Seconds later, Joubert realized that the man who had been on the other end of countless couches, mattresses and recliners for 2 months wasn't just a co-worker. Nisbet was the long-lost brother for whom he had been searching. It's a story that seems too perfect even for a movie: Two brothers, born a year apart, grow up in adoptive families in neighboring towns and attending rival schools. As adults, each lives in Waldoboro but spends 35 years not knowing about the other's existence. Then they end up not only working for the same small business, in this case Dow Furniture in Waldoboro, but also riding together in the same delivery truck day after day.
A few days later a teary-eyed woman from nearby Warren showed up at the furniture gallery claiming to be their half-sister — and she had the birth certificate and other paperwork to prove it. Joanne Campbell was born to the same mother five and six years before the two men. (Source | Via)
2The 4 sisters who gave birth to 4 babies within 4 days
On a Friday, Leslie Tazos, 24, of Stone Park gave birth to a girl. Her sister, Saby Pazos, 29, of Bellwood, also gave birth Friday-- to a boy. On the next Saturday, another sister, Lilian Sepulveda, 27, of Franklin Park, gave birth to a girl. A fourth sister, Heidi Lopez, who lives in California, gave birth to a boy the next Monday. That's four babies-- two boys and two girls-- within four days for four sisters. Family members say the women didn't plan the timing. Obstetrician Dr. Jean Alexandre, who delivered the three Chicago area babies at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, calls the births very unusual but wonderful at the same time.
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3The Mormon sisters who married the same husband
All three of them were raised in Fundamentalist Mormon families (Fundamentalists are an offshoot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who practice polygamy), so when Katie and Travis were married, they discussed the possibility of having plural wives in the family. After a few years, Travis began wooing Priscilla, and she slowly fell in love with him. Since polygamy is illegal, they were married in an unofficial church ceremony, and they now live together in a house, with each of the wives having their own rooms that Travis alternates between. Although they admit it can be challenging, everybody loves the family dynamic, and they hope that someday laws will change so they can openly practice their religious beliefs. (Source)
4The Kung Fu sisters who staged a combat tournament to find a date
5The twin brothers who were killed on the same road two hours apart
Many twins believe they share a mysterious connection to each other, and can feel each other's pain or distress. But it is thought extremely rare for deaths to occur within such a short space of time. (Source)
6The quadruplet sisters who all work in same job
Known for its outstanding medical professionals and state-of-the art facilities, the hospital began as a small Gynecology and Obstetrics clinic back in 1958.This is the second time these amazing quads have been in the headlines; the first being when they were born as Korea's second ever set of identical quadruplets. Quadruplets are very rare and they occur when four eggs are released and fertilized at once, or when one egg splits into four, or one egg splits into three with the fourth one fertilized, two eggs split into two, or one egg splits and two are fertilized.
The quads are delighted with their accomplishments and their futures all look bright. The hospital staff has welcomed the new nurses with open arms. “I would like to praise the mother for raising all four girls… with such good care. I look forward to seeing these four women becoming great nurses like Florence Nightingale.” Well, Florence Nightingale was one thing, but four of her is something else again! Can you imagine a person suffering from a lapse of or defective vision seeing all four nurses walking into the hospital room at the same time? (Source)
7The Twin Brothers who have a niece and a daughter but don't know who is the father and who is the uncle
According to the woman's testimony, she had sex with each man on the same day, within hours of each other. When the woman in question, Holly Marie Adams, got pregnant, she named Ramon the father, but he contested and demanded a paternity test, bringing his own brother Richard to court. But the paternity test in this case could not help, as it showed that both brothers have over a 99.9 percent probability of being the daddy— and neither one wants to pay child support. (Source)
8The twins separated at birth who got married without knowing they were related
The judge told Lord Alton that the twins had been parted at birth and adopted. Neither knew they had a twin and when they met as adults they did not realize they were related but felt "an inevitable attraction". It was only after they married, according to Lord Alton, that they became aware of the "appalling" truth and sought to have their union dissolved. Marriages can be annulled in cases where there is a "prohibited degree of consanguinity" - blood relationship. No other details about the couple, their relationship, or the annulment have been made public . Audrey Sandbank, a family therapist and author of Twins and Triplet Psychology, said the twins are likely to have felt "like soulmates" when they met for the first time because of their shared genes. "This is a terrible trauma for them. They lost each other as babies and now they have lost each other again. They have been bereaved twice." (Source)
9The twin sisters who paid £60,000 on surgery to look completely identical
10The identical twins who were ruled as ‘not related' by the Australian government
"Under Migration Law where the legal relationship between a child and his/her birth parents has been severed by adoption, the legal relationship between the child and his/her birth siblings is also severed,” he said."It therefore does not appear that your twin sister would be eligible for a permanent visa under the Family Stream of the Migration Program.”
Mrs Glasby said she was heartbroken that her long-lost twin did not qualify as family. "We're identical twin sisters _ we're the same egg,” she said. “Just because we got adopted into different families they say they don't consider us related. It's hard to get anyone more related to me.” (Source | Via)