Of around 900 students at the Suðurnes Comprehensive College, 46 are twins or triplets, it has been noticed. At around five percent of the total student body, that is a very high proportion.
Sindri Stefánsson, editor of the college’s newspaper, started noticing that as well as having two sets of triplets at the school, there were also a surprising number of twins—usually around six or seven pairs.
He decided to get the group together for a photograph and write an article about it for the newspaper and when he started counting them up, it quickly became clear that there were more in the school than he had imagined: 46 individuals, amounting to five percent of the school’s students. Sindri is himself a triplet and suspects his school might hold some sort of record, RÚV reports.
“We twins and triplets have something of a special relationship. We understand each other very well. That is something that is just in our nature and we are connected in some unexplained way,” he says.
Interestingly, both of the school’s sets of triplets were conceived by natural means rather than by IVF, unlike around 90% of other triplets in Iceland.
After the group photograph of the twins are triplets appeared on Facebook and in the local newspaper, it came to light that there was actually another pair of twins studying at the school. As well as all this, it is also interesting to note that a set of triplets graduated with the most recent year group and were therefore not included in the photograph of 46 people either.