RDP Wednesday – SIBLING
The only sibling dynamic I have ever found interesting is the one that involves human Chimerism.
Human Chimerism occurs when a woman is carrying fraternal twins and one of the embryos dies very early in the pregnancy and the surviving twin absorbs it.
Cain and Abel? Ha- Cain has nothing on an embryo that absorbs it’s sibling and then carries it’s twin’s DNA around like a hunting trophy or something.
While that thought rolls around in your brain, here’s an interesting factoid about Chimerism.
I read that in utero twin loss runs up to 30% so it’s thought that there are actually more then a few human Chimeras out there.
In essence, these Chimeras are carrying around the ghost of their twin, which I suppose makes them a human haunted house.
I went there.
Happy it’s almost Halloween.