You Won’t *Believe* This Fact About Mary-Kate And Ashley

Hold on to your hats, because we have some SHOCKING news about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The 29-year-olds have pretty much been everyone’s favourite twins since back in their Full House days, right?

> Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen found fame on 80s sitcom Full House

 

We mean, who can forget the 00s classics that were Two Of A Kind and So Little Time?! Or their films that (tragically) never won any Oscars. Our favourite was Passport To Paris, BTW.



See: Get Mary-Kate And Ashley’s Bed-Head Hair

But it turns out we’ve all been living a lie. Because guess what? They’re NOT EVEN IDENTICAL.

> We repeat: NOT IDENTICAL

 

Yep. The pair are actually fraternal (or non-identical) twins. If you’re into detailed descriptions, this means they were conceived when two fertilised eggs were implanted in the uterus wall at the same time.

So essentially – since there were two separate eggs fertilised by two separate sperm – they’re just ordinary siblings who happened to be born at the same time.


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Turns out, it’s pretty rare for these sorts of twins to look so similar. So we guess MK and Ashley are a medical marvel, eh?

Now, we know what you’re thinking. Surely there must be some kind of difference between the girls? Well yes, there are.



See: Elizabeth Olsen: ‘I Could Have Asked Mary-Kate And Ashley For Help’


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One of the most obvious is that Mary-Kate is shorter by around an inch, perhaps because she was born two minutes after Ashley. And Ashley is right-handed, while MK is left-handed.

Apart from that? Well, they’re basically the same.


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Excuse us while we go and fix our minds. Because they’re completely blown right now.