Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mengele's Twins

This has to be one of the strangest stories I've read in a long time. An historian believes that Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, known as the Angel of Death at Auschwitz, is responsible for the astonishing number of twins born in a South American town.

For years scientists have failed to discover why as many as one in five pregnancies in a small Brazilian town have resulted in twins – most of them blond haired and blue eyed.

But residents of Candido Godoi now claim that Mengele made repeated visits there in the early 1960s, posing at first as a vet but then offering medical treatment to the women of the town.

The normal rate for twins is one in eighty.

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