Reader reaction to Reuters news
That’s a lot of twins…
There seems to be a statistical error in this article. It says that in this one village there are “35-45 twins per live birth” but that seems way out of line (how can you even have more than two twins per live birth). Perhaps it’s per 1,000 live births or something else?
That makes it sound like for every live birth, 70-90 babies are popping out of a single women.
This is a real corker garnered from this morning’s Yahoo News. Makes me glad I’m post-menopausal. Phew!
Yes, we did mean per 1,000 live births. Many readers reacted to this one. We corrected it: GBU Editor.
Seven-year-old Fathima Lubna (L) and her twin sister Fathima Lubaba (R) carry their five-month-old sisters, who are also twins, at their residence in Kodinji village in the southern Indian city of Kerala July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta