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"Throughout time there have been many cases of multiple births ranging from sets of twins through to sets of decaplets. How much do you know about the multiples in this quiz?"
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On January 26th 2009 a set of octuplets were born to Nadya Suleman. At the time of their birth these babies were only the second set of living octuplets to be born within the United States. In addition to sharing a birthday, the Suleman octuplets have another thing in common but what is it?
Their names all begin with the same letter
They all have the same middle name
At birth they all weighed the same amount
At birth they were all the same length
When the Suleman babies turned one week old, they surpassed the previous record holders for the longest surviving complete set of octuplets. The previous holders were born in December 1988 but their status as a complete set was lost when one of the babies passed away aged one week. Can you name the previous record holders?
On November 19th 1997, the first set of septuplets to survive past infancy were born, nine weeks prematurely. By the end of her pregnancy, the mother of these babies was carrying around 19lb of baby weight. Which septuplet set is this?
One set of sextuplets have been the center of a television show from a very early age. These babies were born in 2004 and joined not only their parents but also a set of twin girls. The babies were given a group nickname by the doctors and nurses who delivered them but what was it?
Six a Penny
In 2009, Ireland saw its first recorded sextuplet birth when Nuala and Austin Conway delivered their six babies. The babies were conceived after Nuala took a mild fertility drug in order to stimulate her ovaries. It was originally believed that she was expecting twins and it wasn't until three months before the birth that the additional four babies were discovered. Sadly at just two months old one of the babies passed away but which one?
The Dionne quintuplets were the first set of identical female quintuplets on record, as well as being the first documented set of five to survive their infancy. When the girls were only four months old they were removed from the care of their parents and were made wards of the provincial crown until the age of eighteen. The government had realised there was a great interest in the sisters and, as such, proceeded to set up a tourist industry. The sisters were placed in to compound with a outdoor playground designed to be a public observation gallery. What was the name of the Dionne's compound?
Dionne Hospital and Nursery
Dafoe Hospital and Nursery
Quintuplet Hospital and Nursery
Hepburn Hospital and Nursery
In September 1998 in Woodland Hills, California, Shawna and Tony Brino became parents to quadruplets, Lorenzo, Zachary, Myrinda and Nikolas. The four youngsters were cast, aged five months old, as twin boys on a television show. Which television show featured the Brino quads?
Will and Grace
Mad About Us
There have been instances where a set of nine infants have been born at one time. When Zurina Mat Saad gave birth to a set of nontuplets on March 26th 1999 there had never been a recorded set of living nontuplets. Sadly, Zurina's nine did not survive either. In which country were these babies born?
In 2008 Ghazala Khamis gave birth to septuplets. The babies are considered to be the fifth surviving set of seven babies in the world. However, prior to their birth the doctor involved with the case actually heard nine heartbeats meaning that two of the babies were lost in utero - as such it could be considered that these babies were actually a nontuplet set. The mother of these babies took fertility treatment in order to conceive. Why?
Her husband thought it was her duty to bear him more than three children
She wanted a daughter because she already had three sons
She wanted a son because she already had three daughters
She simply wanted another child
A special mention should go to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyes, whose name is unknown. She set the record for the most ever children borne to a single woman - a total of 69, of which 67 survived infancy. Between 1725 and 1765 she gave birth a total of 27 times. She had 16 sets of twins and four sets of quadruplets. Based on this information how many sets of triplets did this woman have?
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