Two twins swam out to lake,
Only one came home.
Four twins swam out to sea
Only two came home.
Why did the other three twins,
Never come home?
The three who disappeared
Never existed,
Unless they were spotted.
Twins were never murdered
They were never killed
They just disappeared
When you couldn't see them.

  • $\begingroup$ This has potential to be too broad. $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Feb 16, 2018 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Okay revised it $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ Its supposed ti be three twins not six twins, my "mathing" is bad $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 23:49

3 Answers 3


I think this is best explained if:

Half of the "twins" were the reflections on the water. Swimmers began during the day, when there was a reflection, but returned at night, when there wasn't enough ambient light to reflect.

Maybe that's not well said, but it ties in with

Half the twins in each case not returning


They aren't the real people, so they never existed.

  • $\begingroup$ No, you're actually right! Great job! $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 23:46
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the fourth explanation is incorrect. You're first three is incorrect. Just revise it (make it sound more confident now that you know its the answer) and I'll accept it! +1 $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2018 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Accepted $\endgroup$ Feb 17, 2018 at 18:41

They never came home because they couldn't swim at all?


Could it be

They were already home?


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