IAMA Identical mirror twin
I am an Identical Mirror Twin. Notice the word MIRROR. This 'defect' happens in only 9% of the already rare identical twins. Identical Mirror Twins (IMT) are completely identical except for the fact that they are opposites. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to say that I am right handed and my twin is left handed. If she sits across from me and is eating or writing with her left hand I will look like her mirror image eating with my right.
It goes into more complex detail when you begin to scrutinize our makeup. My RIGHT side of my face is Identical to her LEFT side of her face. In a sense, if we stood in front of each other we would be the other's reflection. (See where 'mirror' comes into play?)
This is why when I look in the mirror, I see my reflection, but I look like how I see my sister, but when I see myself in a photograph (not my reflection but my actual image) I look slightly different. In photos I think I'm her and she thinks she's me.
Probably the coolest thing abut being an IMT is the fact that all of our organs are shifted from a normal human's organs. If you were to slice us open from the front our organs would be lined up to mirror each other.
And to give you an example of how rare IMTs really are, my twin and I are 23 years old. We have traveled all over the United States and even into Europe. Of all the twins, identical and fraternal, we have met, none of them were IMTs. That was until last year when we were invited to sing in Alabama for the University of Alabama's coach. We got to meet his wife and daughters who are, to our great surprise, Identical Mirror twins.
EDIT1: Proof: http://imgur.com/qMvOx My twin and I in the center. (I am in the pink). The two girls on the side are Alabama's Coach's daughters who are also identical mirror twins.
Ok, now that the boring explanation is over of what we are, feel free to ask any questions. We get a list of about 15 questions a day (or more from curious patrons. We've been asked everything from daily activities, to 'personal' experiences). Don't hold back. We've probably been asked everything imaginable.
Here we are just hanging out. We always do this. http://imgur.com/yc6ez
EDIT 3: Wow I am used to lots of questions but I didn't expect all the activity. Here are some extra things for you guys. I LOVE taking pictures but I hate being in front of the camera. Ash is the opposite. She is always wanting to take that next picture for facebook. So here are some pictures I took of her a couple years ago. We always do this stuff together when we are bored. (I have never been trained in photography, I just love taking pictures).
EDIT 4: WTF?!?! Front page of Reddit?! This is crazy! I feel like posting something awesome for you guys. I guess... here's a video of my playing bluegrass in an Irish Pub:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nlvWfe0IqU&list=UUXv7mNp8Nj6VCn7Fcb0QB9g&index=1&feature=plcp
EDIT 5: hey guys, I'm still here answering Questions. My twin will be in from out of town soon enough to help me out. I can't believe I've been doing this for 8 hours straight. If you see any responses from MsSugars, that's Ash. She is going to be answering questions from her phone in the car.
EDIT 6: Here is the video for you guys of ash and I singing the National Anthem. I noticed a few of the comments were asking for this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXIa9tRtEsY&list=UUXv7mNp8Nj6VCn7Fcb0QB9g&index=5&feature=plcp
You can't see us until the end when we are waling back to our seats.
EDIT 7: Superproof: I'll take another one when Ash gets here. http://imgur.com/Br5N7