‘Big brother’ dispute: Twins’ ages are unclear because of daylight saving time

(Facebook/Cape Cod Healthcare)

Talk with a gemini, you know, and you will probably find who shot first thinks he or she is entitled to the bragging rights of the elders. But for a few Massachusetts twins born early Sunday, which is usually the obvious fact was thrown into question when a boy is born before the beginning of the summer and the other after, technically the last twin brother of the older brother.

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Emily Peterson gave birth to the first child, Samuel, 1:39 pm, before the clocks turned back to 2 a.m., Cape Cod Healthcare shared on their Facebook page. Then, 31 minutes later, gave them to Ronan. Since Ronan’s birth came after the time change, his official birth time is 1:10 pm, not 2:10 pm

The West Barnstable married couple thought the time change, it can be a problem if they are on the way to the hospital.

“I said earlier that evening that they were going to be born on two different days or the time change will come in the game,” Seth Peterson, a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police, said, according to the hospital’s Facebook page.

Deb Totten, a maternity nurse at Cape Cod Hospital, said the Peterson twins ‘ birth, the first copy, she has appeared in more than 40 years of nursing.

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