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Guinness honors Des Moines class full of twins


A Des Moines high school is getting some world-wide attention.

Valley Southwoods High School in West Des Moines got the official word Tuesday that they have successfully set the new Guinness world record title for Most Twins in the Same Academic Year at One School.

The school has 16 sets of twins in ninth grade. The previous record was 13 sets of twins at a Connecticut school. These twins are part of a class of 711 students.

One of the twins' parents noticed the abnormally high number of twins and brought it to the attention of administrators who contacted Guinness.

The twins are a mix of fraternal and identical. According to Des Moines hospital records, six sets of quadruplets and theMcCaughey septuplets were born around the same time these twins were born. 


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