The paradox that means both these twins are older than each other
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Here’s a riddle to tickle your neurons: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older.

How is that possible?

We’ll give you a moment, and when you’re ready, scroll down for the answer.

The answer: Daylight Saving Hours.

Samuel Peterson was born on 1:39am on Sunday 6 November.

His brother Ronan was born 31 minutes later, but by then daylight saving hours had ended, and the clock was turned back one hour.

So, although Ronan was technically born at 2:10am on 6 November: when the clocks turned back, his official time of birth was 1:10am.

Cape Cod Healthcare posted the quirky birth onto their Facebook page, which has been 'liked' over 1,000 times.

Seth Peterson, the father, said:

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.

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