Kate and Peter Hill — a couple in Brisbane, Australia — had long wanted children. However, they had challenges in conceiving. It was difficult for Kate to get pregnant because she suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
In their desire to have children, the Hills decided to seek hormone therapy for Kate’s PCOS.
The two fetuses were conceived 10 days apart.
Thanks to the help of hormones prescribed by her doctor, Kate ovulated. She and Peter then had sexual intercourse. They conceived in that instance. However, even with one of Kate’s eggs already fertilized, she continued to ovulate.
A Refinery 29 feature explained, “Sperm can survive for several days after sex, remaining in the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes.”
The two baby girls were born in December 2015.
That said, since Kate was still ovulating, another egg was fertilized by the sperm that was still in her body. In other words Kate, who was already pregnant, got pregnant again 10 days after she conceived the first baby.
What happened to Kate is a very rare medical phenomenon called “superfetation,” wherein a second fetus develops in the womb while one is already present.
They were born at the same time, but they're NOT twins.
SELF magazine further explains:
“For some context on how this differs from twins, identical twins form when one fertilized egg splits into two. Fraternal twins happen when two separate eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. Although that sounds similar to superfetation, fraternal twin embryos are the same gestational age—embryos conceived through superfetation aren’t.”
Meet Kate and Peter Hill's little miracles: Charlotte and Olivia.
Technically, since Kate got pregnant on two different days, the fetuses developed at different rates. However, the difference in their development was hardly noticeable since their “age gap” was just a matter of days.
In any case, Kate and Peter later had two baby girls, who were born in December 2015. They were named Charlotte and Olivia.
Kate Hill bonds with her babies.
The baby girls can be considered medical marvels, as superfetation is so rare. In fact, there are only 10 medically documented cases of it in the world. Even Kate’s obstetrician, Dr. Brad Armstrong, later revealed that he was initially puzzled by Kate’s condition. He said he had to turn to Google to do a quick research about it.
Not surprisingly, the Hill family has gotten a lot of media coverage.
To Kate and Peter, though, Charlotte and Olivia are simply their little miracles.
Oksana Neveselaya, The World’s Hottest Math Teacher, Is Blowing Up The Internet
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Last year, we’ve all heard about Pietro Boselli – that hunky professor who teaches mathematics at the University College London and who also works as a model. His photos spread like wildfire on the internet and he quickly gained the nickname as the “world’s hottest math teacher.”
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Farmer Discovers A Massive Gemstone In His Coffee Farm – But The Government Seized It!
Eventually, the farmer was even apprehended and fined.
How would you feel if you discovered a treasure in your land but cannot have it for yourself? Furthermore, how terrible would it be if the treasure was taken from you and you ended up being apprehended for it?
This story is about Pham Van Chinh, a farmer who apparently discovered a raw 30-ton gemstone as he was extracting coffee from his farm in the Bao Loam District in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region. It turned out, however, that he did not report the discovery to the authorities as was required by the law.
Pham Van Chinh, a Vietnamese farmer, discovered a raw 30-ton gemstone in his coffee farm.
Google Employee Lives in a Truck in a Parking Lot and Saves 90% of His Income
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You're all probably familiar with the Ellen Goodman quote that goes, "Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it."
It's a sad reality but many of us still succumb to it.
However, that's not the case for Brandon, a 23-year-old Google software engineer. He was a Google intern last summer and he lived in the company's cheapest corporate housing. By cheap, that means $65 a night for a two bedroom house with three other people.
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