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Monday, February 9, 2009

In case you missed it...

In Malaysia, a 27-year-old man was on trial for drug trafficking, an automatic death sentence if convicted. There is no doubt he is guilty... but he was acquitted. Why? He has an identical twin brother and authorities could not prove which twin had the key to the stash... reminiscent of the 'Which twin had the Toni' ad campaign of many years ago.

The presiding judge said she couldn't send an innocent man to the gallows and since authorities found it impossible to prove who was who and which owned what, the acquittal stands. In a show of unanimity, he twins wept and hugged as the verdict was read. (One was heard saying to the other, "All this time I thought it was you." ed. note: that's a joke.)

Question: Does this mean that if there were identical triplets, is it best two out of three?

How about siamese twins Chang and Eng? (They did have one wife apiece with lots of twin-specific children. The only thing they did not have was privacy.)

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