The Twins in Brazil

There's a region in Brazil where so many twins have been born — in one village of 350 people, 10 percent of births were of twins — that residents have many theories as to why, from there being something in the water to the machinations of Nazi physician Josef Mengele, who died in Brazil in 1979.

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