• Igbo-Ora gives birth to 50 twins at one thousand: report
  • Scientists could not even find out why this is happening here

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Oct 22, 2019, 02:50 PM IST

Lifestyle Desk. Igbo-Ora City of Nigeria. It is known worldwide as the capital of twins. For this reason, the birth of twins is celebrated here. The festival has started on Friday. People from all over the world are reaching out to join it. The festival sees twins ranging from young children to elders. The claim is Igbo- Ora has the largest number of twins in the world. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 33 twins are born out of every one thousand births in the US. At the same time, in Igbo-Ora an average of 50 twins are born per thousand births. Locals say that the birth of twins in the pre-colonial period was often regarded as evil. But today twins are seen as a blessing. Scientists say – even today, he could not find out why this is happening in Igbo-Ora.

Doses of women lead to twins

The twins

Locals believe that twins are born here due to the dose of women. Local leader Samuel Adeyuvi Adele told that our people eat okra leaf or Ilsa with Yam, Amala. Yam is believed to contain a chemical substance called gonadotropin, which produces many eggs in females. However, fertility experts are skeptical. They say it is caused by a genetic cause.


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