These twins were born on the day we turned the clocks for Daylight Savings — now no one knows how old they are

Last week, a hospital in Cape Cod posed what’s maybe the most interesting real life riddle on Facebook we’ve ever heard. Twins Ronan and Samuel were born in the wee hours of the morning on November 6th. They’re happy, healthy, and very adorable, which is of course the most important thing. But the timing of their birth is what caught the internet’s attention, and definitely it’s still blowing out minds a little. In case you missed the first hint we gave you, November 6th was when we turned the clocks for Daylight Savings Time.

The riddle in question is this: Samuel was born first. But Ronan is the older twin. HOW?

If you said “TIME TRAVEL,” you’re wrong, and also a nerd. We love you, but we’ve also got to be honest with you. The actual answer is that Samuel was born at 1:39 AM on November 6th. Ronan was born about a half hour later, but by then we’d turned the clocks, so his actual, official time of birth is 1:10 AM.

This means that younger brother Ronan was technically born twenty-nine minutes before his older brother.

We can already tell that these boys are going to spend a lot of time arguing about who the older brother is. We don’t envy their parents the future headaches, but we do envy the twins this amazing quirk of their birth. They’re going to KILL during college orientation two truths and a lie icebreakers.

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