Having Twins? Get Ready for Fame!

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OK, so not every set of twins is famous. Still, if you’re pregnant with twins, consider this: some of the most successful people in literature, politics, entertainment, and sports have been twins. Perhaps your twins will turn out to be another step in an illustrious line of co-birthed siblings!

Here are some of the most famous twins ever to walk the planet:

  • Jacob and Esau. Twins figure significantly in religious literature, especially the Bible. While some might argue that Cain and Abel were perhaps more famous, the story of Jacob and Esau is a bit more intriguing. Esau trades his birthright for a bowl of soup,  marking the most expensive meal in history.
  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse. These twin boys, who now star in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (in the title roles) started their acting careers hocking toilet paper.
  • Romulus and Remus. Sons of the God of War, these two boys were raised by a she-wolf. As adults, they founded Rome, and we have yet another history of fratricide when Romulus kills Remus.
  • Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Full House stars have become full-fledged celebrities, probably more famous than the rest of the cast today. The paparazzi love to follow these girls, who have made their mark not only on children’s entertainment but as fashion designers, as well.
  • Apollo and Artemis. These are the first brother-sister twins to make the list. Artemis was all about music, healing, and truth. Artemis, on the other hand, was into hunting, childbirth, and war.
  • Elvis and Jesse Presley. The King had a twin brother who diet at birth. Can you imagine how different the world might be if Elvis and his brother had started a boy band, rather than electrifying the world of Rock and Roll?

So, who else can you think of? There are tons out there, to be sure. Who are your favorite twins?

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