One twin was born first but brother is older; can you solve the riddle?

Who's older? Emily and Seth Peterson with Samuel and Ronan. © Image via Cape Cod Hospital
Who's older? Emily and Seth Peterson with Samuel and Ronan. © Image via Cape Cod Hospital

A hospital in America confused its followers by sharing a riddle to announce the birth of newborn twins.

Baby A was born first, but his twin brother, Baby B, is older. How is that possible?

Emily and Seth Peterson celebrated the birth of their twin boys, Samuel and Ronan, in Cape Cod hospital late last year.

Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, followed 31 minutes later by Ronan, at what would have been 2:10. But at 2 a.m. that morning, Daylight Savings Time ended for the year, making it 1:10 a.m. and leaving Ronan – at least in the official record – older than Samuel.

“It’s the first time I have ever seen this in over 40 years of nursing,” Deb Totten, a maternity nurse at Cape Cod Hospital, told the Cape Cod Health News.

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