Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Solve this genetic puzzle!
Dear Marc, did you hear Dr Phil's son Jay just got married? You probably do, perhaps you were even invited to the wedding. I was not, but am thinking a lot about the bride, Erica Dahm, one of the blonde triplets featured in Playboy and elsewhere, (this funny sauna spread is my favorite).
The thing is, Erica and her pretty sisters are identical triplets. How does that work. Doesn't that mean they were originally quadruplets, but one didn't make it? Did the world miss out on identical Playboy quadruplets?
Or can a fertilized egg split three-wise?
I know you're not a biologist, but you're older than me. Perhaps you can answer this one.
ps. Congratulations, Jay!