When Emily and Seth Peterson welcomed their twin sons, Samuel and Rowan into the world, they noticed something unique about their birth, and so did the rest of the hospital staff.
In fact, it was the first time Cape Cod Hospital maternity nurse, Deb Totten, ever came across it in her 40 years of nursing.
The hospital snapped a photo of the proud couple with their babies and decided to turn this birthing anomaly into a fun riddle for the internet to solve.
I have to admit, I needed to scroll down and take a peek at the answer. Try figuring it out for yourself before seeing if you were right!
Riddle of the day: Samuel was born first, but his twin brother Ronan is older. How is that possible?
Answer: Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and by the time Ronan was born 31 minutes later, #DaylightSavingsTime had ended for the year and the time fell back by an hour, making Ronan’s official time of birth 1:10 a.m. Samuel and Ronan were born at Cape Cod Hospital to parents Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable.
“I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play,” said Seth, who is trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Cape Cod Hospital Maternity nurse, Deb Totten, said it was the first time she has ever seen this happen in more than 40 years of nursing!