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Can You See Why This High School Class Set A World Record?

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High school is a place where students learn what sets them apart from everyone else, but kids at New Trier High School in Chicago are more alike than you would expect.

That's because 91 students in New Trier's class of 2020 are triplets or twins, an unusually high percentage at a school with just over 1,000 students.

New Trier's class of 2020.New Trier High School

The startling number of twins in a single class was enough to get the school into the Guinness Book of World Records, and there's a surprising reason behind the huge number of double births in the community.

Luke and Ryan Novosel came up with the idea to break the record.Pioneer Press

The idea to apply for the record came from Luke and Ryan Novosel, who also set one of the previous records with their grade school class. The Novosel boys say this isn't necessarily an "academic" or "skill-type" record, but they're still proud of it.

“There’s something unique you share with a twin, but you also have a special bond when you meet other twins," Luke explains, and he had no idea just how many twins went to his school until he tried to break the record.

A pair of New Trier twins.JWC Media

New Trier beat the previous record set by a school in Connecticut, which featured 18 pairs of twins and two sets of triplets in one eighth-grade class.

In case you're curious how so many pairs of twins end up at the same high school, New Trier parents have a theory.

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