Twin-Tastic Stories About Identical Twins Swapping Places

When it comes to identical twins, more than a few pairs have epic stories. Whether it’s tricking classmates, getting confused for one another, or completely swapping lives, their stories are anything but boring.

In fact, the twin-tastic switch stories here might make some people wish they had a look-a-like to get into a bit of mischief with!

Free Drinks For The Smart Twin!

Free Drinks For The Smart Twin!
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Going to different colleges, these twins didn’t really tell their new friends they had a look-a-like. Which, as it turned out, worked in their favor. Walking down the street, Twin #1 was being called his brothers name by a group of guys inviting him to a local bar.

Knowing his brother was already at the bar, Twin #1 proceeded to bet the guys free drinks if they beat him there. Needless to say, the group of guys was very startled to see Twin #2 already lounging back and enjoying a drink when they got there!

Related To An Ex? Swap In The Twin

Just Making Sure The Future Husband Can Tell Them Apart
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It’s the classic case of a girl meets a guy, the guy happens to be related to her ex-boyfriend, and the girl swaps in her twin sister to occupy the guy. Okay, maybe not a classic case, but it wound up working out for the twin who subbed in.

What started as a weird meeting at a club turned into a multi-month relationship. Hopefully, the guy actually knows the lady is a twin, and he doesn’t think he’s dating the original person he met at the club!

There’s No Fouling Out Of The Game When There’s A Twin

The Wrongfully Correct Call Out
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Not all twins are created equal. For these two identical brothers, that meant one was a bit more athletically inclined than the other. So much so that during one basketball game, he fouled out. But instead of sitting the rest of the game, the twins did the old switcharoo.

Being on the same team, they decided to swap jerseys. The athletic twin wound up playing the rest of the game, scoring 26 points and getting eight fouls.

A Twin Magic Act

Related To An Ex? Swap In The Twin
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When people don’t know you have an identical twin, it’s the perfect chance to wow an audience with an epic escape magic act. Well, at least that’s what these two twins did. The act had one twin tied up in chains, padlocks, ropes and placed in a box.

A few minutes later, he “appeared” on a balcony behind the audience. They were amazed! Too bad the trick isn’t nearly as cool as they think, considering the guy on the balcony was the other twin.

The Most Epic Stunt Double

The Most Epic Stunt Double
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All this twin wanted to do was see her sister in a play that a friend had written. But when she arrived on campus, she was brought into the play, much to her dismay. Little did she know, but her part was about to be epic.

When her sister disappeared on the lower level, she immediately appeared on the top, doing ridiculous stunts like cutting a large lime in half with a sword in slow motion. After the stunts were finished, she disappeared, and her twin quickly reappeared. The audience didn’t know what hit them until the curtain call!

April Fools Times 2

April Fools Times 2
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When April Fools’ Day comes around, it’s the perfect chance for identical twins to do a bit of pranking. For these sisters, that meant swapping classes for the day. Thinking she got away with it, the goodie-two-shoes twin was scared when she was called down to the principal’s office later that day.

She was caught, and the principal suspended her. But just then, her sister popped in from another room, shouting, “April Fools!” Her twin and the principal had pranked her together.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead
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He didn’t mean to, but this 70-year-old twin totally freaked people out when he arrived at his identical twin brother’s funeral in California. This twin hadn’t met his brother’s friends since he lived in Texas.

So, imagine their surprise when someone who looks exactly like their friend who just passed away walks through the door with his wife on his arm, alive and well! According to Reddit user wsotw, it took a minute to explain everything.

The Old Taking Off A Jacket And Pretending To Be The Other Brother Trick

A-Level Results
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One twin was planning on studying at the library one day while the other was meeting up with a classmate for a project. Well, the studying twin happened to run into the classmate first.

She thought he was actually her partner, and he went along with it. Eventually, he left, took off his jacket, and returned, pretending to be the other twin, looking for his brother. A few jacket changes later, the other twin walked up wearing something totally different. Their classmate was very confused and thought they were triplets!

The $9,000 Swap

The Assignment That Was Supposedly Already Given
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After getting a call from her sister saying she was sick and they need to do a swap, this twin hopped on a plane and strutted her stuff down a runway for $9,000. The look-a-likes split the money, happy that they pulled off arguably their most epic swap to date.

Fast-forward a few days, and it turned out they didn’t actually pull it off. The boss man figured it out. But instead of being mad, he wanted to hire the non-model twin for his next show!

An Accidental Swap That Led To A Husband

An Accidental Swap That Led To A Husband
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Reading at a local coffee shop, one young lady was accidentally mistaken for her identical twin. The twin had befriended a guy at the shop, doing crosswords with him a few times before. So, when he thought she was sitting down and reading, he walked right on over, not thinking much of it.

They talked and had a great time together. He didn’t realize it was someone else entirely until a half-hour later! The accidental swap worked out, though; the two got married!

Phone Swap Gone Wrong

Phone Swap Gone Wrong
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When they were in college, two identical brothers enjoyed playing a little game with one of their girlfriends. The only thing is she was an unknowing participant. While on the phone with his girlfriend, one brother would hand the phone over to the other halfway through the conversation, seeing how long it would take her to notice.

Well, one night, she didn’t notice fast enough and wound up telling the wrong twin she loved him. The worst part? It was the first time she said it!

This Twin Was Mistaken For His Brother With A Kiss

This Twin Was Mistaken For His Brother
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Nothing says “nice to meet you,” quite like a random girl running up and giving you a big kiss. Well, that’s exactly what happened to this set of twins who wanted to do nothing more than hanging out one weekend.

Evidently, the one brother’s girlfriend had no idea he was a twin. So, seeing the not-actually-her-boyfriend twin on campus, she ran up to him, threw her arms around his neck, and gave him a big kiss. Whoops.

Switching Places At The Wedding

Phone Swap Gone Wrong
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Evidently, there is little these twins wouldn’t do for one another. Engaged and prepping to get married, the one twin got cold feet, realizing he wanted to travel and be a photographer instead of a husband.

Enter the single twin who wanted nothing more than to settle down. The two swapped places, with the single twin marrying the wanderlust twin’s fiancé. The closest she came to figuring it out was noticing a scar on his leg during the honeymoon!

Two Passports, One Twin

This Twin Was Mistaken For His Brother
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These parents had a good sense of humor since they didn’t think twice about using one of their twin boys for both the twins’ passport photos. At the age of two, the twin brothers were getting their first passports.

While the first twin’s photo went off without a hitch, the second twin wasn’t having it. He was throwing a tantrum. So, their parents swapped their shirts, placed the first twin back on the photo stool, and called it a day. Is this illegal? Perhaps.

A Shoe Swap Foiled By Mom

A Shoe Swap Foiled By Mom
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So teachers could tell them apart, the mother of these identical twins put one daughter in black shoes and the other in brown. The color coordination worked like a charm. So much so that the twins decided to swap shoes and go to each other’s “hard classes.”

Their little swap would have worked perfectly if not for their mom walking into one of the classes only to see the other twin who was supposed to be in another class.

The Assignment That Was Supposedly Already Given

The Assignment That Was Supposedly Already Given
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Tom and Tim Doe both entered the United States Army at the same time. But when the sergeant major became dishing out company assignments, he assumed the double T.D. initials were a typo. He skipped over one.

So he wasn’t overly amused when one of the twins walked up to him asking for his assignment. The SM didn’t realize they were twins and was very embarrassed when he learned the truth a full four hours later.

Different Hair Confuses People

Different Hair Confuses People
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Identical twins attending the same college are bound to turn a few heads, especially if one twin has a buzzed head and another sports long hair. It’s enough to confuse anyone. And that’s exactly what happened to these two identical twin brothers.

According to one classmate, after seeing the short-haired twin on campus, seeing the long-haired twin walk into their classroom pretty much gave him a heart attack! He thought the guy threw on a wig.

The Wrongfully Correct Call Out

Annual Twins Day Festival Held In Twinsburg, Ohio
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This twin thought he’d get away with emailing his professor that he would be missing a three-hour night class because he had the flu, aka Halloween parties he had to attend. It turned out the professor let the class go early anyway, and the professor wound up spotting him on campus, clearly not sick.

Calling him out for skipping via email, the twin had to damage control. He explained to the professor that he probably saw his twin, sending him a link to the school roster as proof. The professor wound up apologizing even though he was correct!

“A Different Place”

A Shoe Swap Foiled By Mom
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When her sister was sick at home, this identical twin decided to take her place in class, so she wasn’t marked absent. The twins had very different personalities, with the sick twin being extroverted and the “replacement twin” being introverted.

The teacher even commented, saying, “You’re different today. It’s like you’re in a different place.” Little did that teacher know that she most definitely was in a different place! She was in a completely different class.

Just Making Sure The Future Husband Can Tell Them Apart

Just Making Sure The Future Husband Can Tell Them Apart
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Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images

For one future husband, his identical twin soon-to-be wife wanted to make sure he was capable of telling her apart from her sister. So, obviously, the only responsible thing to do would be to swap places and see if he could tell the difference.

According to Reddit user thewitt33, he didn’t trust the person he picked up from the hair salon that day and made her say something only his future wife would say. It turned out to be the sister and he passed the test.