BEIJING, June 26 -- Do twins have telepathy? When
twin sisters got the same scores on this year's national college entrance
examination, villagers in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province started to
wonder if the girls read one another's minds, according to a story on Zjol.com.
The twin sisters, Zang Jiahuan and Zang Jiale, took
the annual college entrance exams at the beginning of this June. When they
received the results showing they both scored 644 points, they were shocked.
"We never expected it," the girls said in unison,
telling a reporter who asked if anything like this had ever happened before,
"this is the only case."
The reporter became even more curious when he found
the pair repeatedly finished one another's sentences.
Wondering if the
twins could have telepathy, the reporter conducted an experiment on them. When
asked questions about their lives, the sisters always answered in one voice,
which stunned the onlookers and made the reporter conclude that telepathy did
exist between the sisters.
However, Xu Yi, a doctor in Zhejiang No. 1 Hospital
denied the conjecture. He said it was not unusual for twins to get the same or
similar scores on tests because identical twins are born with the same genes,
which decide their personality, intelligence and ways of thinking.
Xu added that the twins also have the same family and
education background; therefore, they would find the same solutions to solve
problems in the exams.