India is one of the world’s most intriguing countries. Its rich mythology, enormous expanse, and numerous cultural oddities provide ideal ground for a plethora of weird tales and legends. Some are obviously fakes, while others are weird enough to be true, and yet others are so bizarre that they may alter our entire perspective of the world.
10. The Village Of Twins
Kodinhi, a small village in Kerala, hides a mystery. It’s not a very well-kept secret—in fact, it’s fairly difficult to overlook. The village is known for having an unusually high number of twins. Despite the fact that Kodinhi has just about 2,000 families, there are 250 sets of twins legally registered there. Indeed, there might be a lot more—experts believe that there are up to 350 sets of twins in the region.
It gets weirder. The number of twins born in the village is thought to be growing every year, and no one understands why. This is even the more surprising given the rarity of twins in India, where four out of every 1,000 births are twins. The rate in Kodinhi is 45 per 1,000 births. Doctors are confused as to what is causing this unusual phenomenon. They think that there must be some unidentified genetic component at action, or that it may be something they ingest. The Village of Twins will remain one of the weirdest oddities of possibly the most mysterious place on the planet until they find out for sure.