No, you’re not seeing double!
Peter and Peter are cousins — however genetically, they’re really extra like brothers.
The duo — who’re identified on TikTok as “The Peter Twins” — look practically similar, however their matching curly hair and smiles come right down to extra than simply dumb luck.
Taking to TikTok to speak extra about their distinctive scenario, they defined that not solely are their fathers — Pedro and Peter — similar twins — but additionally their moms, Sally and Chelsea.
”Because our mothers are additionally similar twin sisters, that really makes us full siblings, not half-siblings,” they revealed in a clip that’s been considered greater than 1.2 million instances.
The pair, who stay within the US, go by the time period “twin cousins,” including their mother and father received married and discovered they have been pregnant on the similar time.
”Even although we’re brothers genetically talking, we’re additionally cousins,” they helpfully added.
As for his or her matching names, it’s not totally as clear as their genetics.
“Our mother and father do all the things collectively [but both having sons at the same time] was simply loopy,” they stated.
Because of the coincidence they “determined to present their boys the identical identify.
“So that’s why we’re Peter and Peter,” they quipped.
The Peters are quaternary twins, which in keeping with WebMD are extremely uncommon and happen when one set of similar twins has kids with one other set of similar twins.
Although they’re nonetheless cousins, the progeny of similar twins genetically seem nearer to siblings born to the identical mother and father.
This idea baffled TikTok customers, who struggled to course of the complicated household tree.
“I simply don’t have the brainpower to course of this,” one wrote.
“I like the way it’s a massively complicated scenario however they gave you each the identical identify so as to add to the confusion,” added one other.