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Another day in pair-adise

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My sister and I have ‘quality time’ while we grab dinner at A&W before we head to a rodeo in Galena.

One question has piqued the curiosity of people all over the world: Is twin telepathy real?

The short and sweet answer is no. I can’t magically read my twin sister’s mind or know what she is thinking. I can’t use it to cheat when I’m taking a test or playing games, contrary to some people’s belief.

I have never come across another set of twins that claim to have this ability. There are over a million twins in the United States alone. Shouldn’t the world be hearing more stories about twin telepathy if it were real?

There is no scientific evidence to support the theory of twin telepathy. Any strange phenomenon that somehow supports that theory is pure coincidence.  Like “fake news,” just because something sounds good, doesn’t make it true.

In order to put twin telepathy to the test, my sister, Emily, and I conducted an experiment with my father as the mediator. We each chose a number from one to ten and then we had to guess what the other selected. Out of eight trials, we only succeeded in guessing once. With only a 12.5% success rate, it’s hard for me to believe in twin telepathy.

In my experience, people only ask that question because they think it’s funny. It has become such a normal thing to me that I now expect it when I meet new people. I play along with the joke, but it’s beginning to get old.

No matter how many people want to believe in twin telepathy, that doesn’t make it real.  As of now, it is simply a theory that cannot be proven.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t be open to receiving some good vibes from Emily when it comes time to take those upcoming AP tests…

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Another day in pair-adise