A family of quadruplets in Shenzhen, China have had the numbers 1-4 shaved into their heads by their parents in order to aid in telling them apart:
'Even now, their father can't tell which one is which.
'Sometimes, he punishes the second one for something the third one has done.'
The boys won't be able to get away with shifting the blame for much longer however with their new easily identifiable haircuts.
'Teachers and classmates can't get confused with the big marks on their head,' their mother added.
(Image: a downsized, cropped thumbnail from a larger image by AFP)
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