Twins are always a mystical phenomenon. People used to think identical twins had strange powers, and apparently, maybe they do! How else do you explain that many of them lived for over 100 years?
Let’s see who are the world’s oldest recorded twins.
1. Gin Narita and Gin Cani
Born on August 1, 1892, a pair of sisters affectionately nicknamed Kinson and Jinson (Kin and Jin, meaning gold and silver) lived through many turbulent events of the 20th century. However, in January 2000, Qin suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 107. A year later, at the age of 108, Jin joined his sister in the afterlife. But they did not leave behind a few children and go to the next world. At the time of Kin’s death, the twins had 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. It’s a strong legacy considering their children also show signs of longevity.
2. Glenn and Dale Moyer
Glenn and Dale Moyer were the first twins to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Born June 20, 1895, in Ohio, Glenn Moyer grew up to become a teacher and school principal, and Dale decided to take up farming instead. Glenn died in a nursing home in 2001 at the age of 105. However, it is unclear what happened to Dale. The brothers lived far apart for most of their lives, but remained spiritually close at all times.
3. Francesco and Luisa Pace
Born on July 12, 1914 in Madera, Italy, Francesco and Luisa Pace celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014 with friends and family. Beginning with the first years of their lives, when World War I was going on, and a few years later, with World War II, they were inseparable. After a combined 200 years, they have three children, ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Many of them were at the “Big 100” party. In one of the rare articles, the twins were asked about their secret to longevity. The answer was “vegetarian diet” which they have been following for the past 30 years. Unfortunately, sometimes Google doesn’t have all the answers, so we don’t know if Francesco and Luisa are still alive, but if they are, they’ll be celebrating their 107th birthday in 2021!
4. Marion Warner and Nora Langdon
Our next siblings are from the United Kingdom and are probably the oldest living twins in the world right now. The last time the world heard from Marion and Nora was in 2017, when they were 105. Assuming they’re still swinging and bouncing, these sisters are now 108 years old and living wonderful and wonderful lives. Marion spent most of her life teaching children at school, while Nora helped the unemployed and homeless. That’s what a social worker does, right? Anyway, they live happily in different old age homes and don’t even care about Covid-19 roaming the earth.
5. Peter and Paulus Longrock
Two majestic men, Peter and Paulus, were born into this world on July 8, 1913. Even after living together for a hundred years, the two brothers remain best friends till date. That is, if they still live in that nursing home in Ghent, Belgium. Because on July 8, 2017, the Longeraux celebrated their 104th birthday with a glass of fine Bordeaux and some life advice for young adults. But after that – radio silence. Oh, and BTW, their advice to drink wine, not chase women, and eat in moderation.
6. Maria Anucciada Santana and Maria do Carmo Santana
Born on November 1, 1905, Marias lived a long and happy life. They continued to live until they were 108 and 110 years old, respectively, making them the oldest twins in recorded history. In 2010, they called the Guinness Book of Records to see if they could register the twins, but it went nowhere due to some clerical error in the documents. In the end, the two sisters left their legacy to 62 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren, which are absolutely bonkers.