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In Cape Cod, twin boys born early Sunday morning wound up trapped in a paradox because of that scourge of the space-time continuum: Daylight Savings Time. Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable, MA welcomed their boys Samuel and Ronan after 1 AM on Sunday. Samuel was born first, but according to their birth certificates, Ronan is actually older. Rather than try to explain the logic and risk going mad myself, I'll let this viral Facebook post from Cape Cod Healthcare do it for me:

Riddle of the day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible? . . . Answer:...

Posted by Cape Cod Healthcare on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The post reads:

Riddle of the day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible?
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Answer: Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and by the time Ronan was born 31 minutes later, #DaylightSavingsTime had ended for the year and the time fell back by an hour, making Ronan’s official time of birth 1:10 a.m. Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.

“I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she has ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing!

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When will Daylight Savings Time be abolished? Not only does it make the entire nation grumpy at work, now it's causing babies to travel in time!

The boys' father Seth, a Massachusetts State Police trooper, predicted something like this would happen. He told WCVB:

I said earlier that night that [the boys] were either going to be born on two different days or the time change would come into play.

And come into play it did. Only time will tell if these kids grow up with superpowers, or if they'll remain untethered in time. Or nothing could happen, and it would just be a cute anecdote. That seems more likely.

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