The ye olde proverb “two heads are better than one” is SIXTEEN TIMES truer
for the sophomore class at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.
Why? Because the Class of 2014 has 16 sets of twins in it, a new record that
the school recently certified for entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In order to apply for the Guinness record, the school had to produce a list of all
the names of the twins and their birth dates and send it in on official school
letter with the school seal. They also had to collect each pairs birth certificates.
The current record is held by the graduating class of Pomperaug High School in
Southbury, Connecticut. (What’s up, Connecticut?!!!) They had 13 sets of twins.
Twins account for 8.42% of the 380 students in the Staples High School Class of 2014.
According to the Twin Association, just 2% of the U.S. population has a twin.