I always have trouble remembering people’s names. The first day of class is always tough for me because I’m expected to learn and remember 30 new faces and names. However, if I was a member of the freshman class at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, the situation would be a little more difficult because there are five sets of identical twins in that class. There are also 11 sets of fraternal twins, which means that there are 16 sets of twins, total.
Evidently someone who wasn’t too busy being overwhelmed by all the new names to learn thought this was a little strange and notified the Guinness World Records people. It seems that a concentration of twins this large was something worth keeping record of, and that’s exactly what the people at Guinness World Records did. After going through their records, Guinness World Records decided that this class of ninth graders in West Des Moines, Iowa had the Most Twins in the Same Academic Year at One School and crowned them record holders. Read the rest of this entry »