Don't ask if they're identical.
And now for a very special episode of Sister, Sister. (via A Plus)
These two girls are twins, and no, their coloring isn't up for debate like The Dress. One is black, and the other one is white.
Despite being womb-mates, they were never able to get away with pulling the old twin switcheroo. Lucy, 18, is fair-skinned, blue-eyed, red-headed and straight-haired, while Maria, also 18 (duh), has a caramel complexion and brown, curly hair. The disparity in how they look is due to the fact that Lucy and Maria Aylmer were born to mixed-race parents; their dad is white and their mother is half-Jamaican. Being fraternal, they had as much chance to look alike as any siblings, but it is hard enough to get people to believe they are even sisters, let alone twins.
As Lucy told the Daily Mail, "No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don't look like sisters, let alone twins. Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it."
Obama must have made the same friends when he was first running for president.
They don't just look different, but also have very different personalities. Lucy is going to college for art and design, while Maria is studying Law.
"Maria was outgoing whilst I was the shy one," Lucy said. "But Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I'm very proud of having a black twin."
It's a surprise enough to find out you are have having twins, but even more of a surprise when they come out looking completely different.
“It was such a shock for [my mom] because things like skin color don't show up on scans before birth,” Lucy says. “So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her she was just speechless.”
It's like two different people looking in a mirror. (via Facebook)
According to an article from Baby Center, "British researchers calculated that the odds of two sets of 'black and white twins' in the same family are about 2 in a million," although the fact that their mom is mixed-race brings their odds to about one in 500.
To wrap your mind around that, those are the same odds British bookmakers gave in 2014 for the royal baby being named "MacBeth."