The current freshman class at an Iowa high school officially has everyone seeing double at a record rate.
The 16 sets of twins in the ninth-grade class at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in Des Moines, Iowa, has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the most sets of twins in the same academic year at one school, which was first reported by the Des Moines Register.
The twins make up 32 of the 711 students (4.5 percent) at the high school, which only houses the ninth grade level. The school may soon have company in the record books, as the class of 2014 at Staples High School in Westport, Conn., also is claiming to have 16 sets of twins. The Guinness records team is waiting on more documentation before it is able to verify the claim, according to Guinness spokeswoman Sara Wilcox.
2011: Texas school sets record for most twinsValley Southwoods surpassed the previous record of 13 sets of twins set by Pomperaug (Conn.) High School in the 2009-10 school year. The record-setting group of twins includes Cole and Cory Mullins, Kaylee and Kyle Olson, Kayla and Lauren Phalen, Hanna and Julia Anderson, Hunter and Carson Feldman, Jacob and Jeffrey Goetz, Emma and Sara Goff, Hannah and Noah Clark, Jade and Logan Davis, Quintin and Mason Barr, Megan and Hannah Baysinger, Emily and Allison Kacer, Roman and Giavanna Dean, Anna and Samuel Freihage, Cole and Logan Harvey and Joseph and Joshua McVey.
About 4.5 million individuals, or two percent of the U.S. population, have a twin, according to The Twins Foundation.