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Born Identity

Meet The 40-Year-Old Childhood Friends Who Just Discovered They Were Switched At Birth

Remember that time in the movies when 2 babies were switched at birth and one of them turned out to be a demon from hell? That same thing just happened, only this time it was in Canada. Also, no one is a demon.

Luke Monias and Norman Barkman were born in a small, government-run hospital on the same day in 1975 and grew up in the same tiny Manitoba community of Garden Hill. After years of grief from their friends about how they resembled each other’s parents, the 2 took a DNA test and discovered Monias’ biological mom is actually Barkman’s, and vice versa.

The story is the sort of worst case scenario that keeps expecting parents up all night, but before double-checking your own kid to confirm they have your eyes, remember how unlikely this actually is. According to Talon Medical Limited, which makes the sort of ID technology that should keep this from happening in the first place, only 7 in every 1,000 hospital births results in parents receiving the wrong kid.

Actually … that number sounds a little high. Fortunately, the number of those parents who receive a demon instead of a baby? Way, way lower.

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