Daylight Savings Time causes bizarre age riddle for new parents

HYANNIS, MA -- These Massachusetts parents will have to solve a riddle each time they explain how old their twin boys are.

In a bizarre Daylight Saving Time twist, the second twin to be born to Parents Seth and Emily Peterson in a Massachusetts hospital is actually older than the first to arrive.

NBC12 reports that the Cape Cod Hospital Maternity says Samuel was born at 1:39 a.m. Sunday, November 6 and Ronan was born 31 minutes later.

But when Daylight Saving Time fell back one hour during the birth, Ronan's official time of birth was 1:10 a.m.

These twins definitely got the 'older sibling' competition off to an early start, but it wasn't a surprise to their father.

"My husband was the first to say it, 'Here's a riddle for you!" mom Emily Peterson told ABC News.

"I said earlier that night that they were either going to be born on two different days or the time change was going to come into play," said Seth, who according to NBC12 is a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.

Michael K. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare told ABC News that the veteran maternity nurse, Deb Totten, "said it was the first time she has seen it in more than 40 years of nursing."

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