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Is Mengele Responsible for Brazilian Twins?

Show suggests ‘Angel of Death’ continued his experiments

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Of all Dr. Joseph Mengele’s infamous experiments on humans, it’s said none were more important to him than the stuff he did to and about twins. At Auschwitz, Mengele’s “investigations” resulted in little besides unspeakable suffering. But could Mengele’s legacy include something else? A new episode of the National Geographic Channel’s Explorer posits that Mengele may have continued conducting twin tests after escaping to South America, and that these may in turn be the cause of the astounding 38 pairs of blonde, blue-eyed twins that have been born among only 80 households within one square mile in a community in middle-of-nowhere Brazil. Frankly, it would almost be weirder if Mengele wasn’t the cause of that.

Nazi Mystery: Twins From Brazil [Explorer]

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How is that possible to have 38 twins in 80 houses when that means there was only 76 children.

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Is Mengele Responsible for Brazilian Twins?

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