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    Twins born a grueling 87 days apart set world record

    5 hrs ago Twins always have the same birthday, right? Wrong. Amy and Katie Jones-Elliott from Waterford, Ireland, were born an inconceivable 87 days apart, which has earned them honors from Guinness World Records for the longest interval between twin births. Mom Maria's water broke on June 1, a terrifying four months early, and Amy popped out weighing a minuscule 1 pound, 3 ounces. But Katie stayed put until Aug. 27, when she was finally born. Winning the record sounds fun, but Maria calls the interval "the hardest three months of our lives," explaining that both babies could have died. "Amy was fighting for her life in an incubator and Katie was struggling to survive in my womb." The babies are now doing fine.

    Twins born 87 days apart in Ireland

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    Wow, I cannot imagine how tough that was on the whole family. Modern medicine can do some incredible things!

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    Well, at least the twins won't have to share a birthday!

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    Wow, what a tiny early preemie. I wonder what lasting effects she'll have from being born so early. My grandmother and her twin brother were born about 8-9 days apart. I need to ask the whole story some time.
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    Wow that is incredible. Gonna be fun for the girls to convince their friends at school that they are actually twins with different birth dates.
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