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What happens when you go looking for your doppelgänger online?

Your twin is out there somewhere, right?


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 15, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:58 am CDT

One of the best-known subplots for the long-running TV series How I Met Your Mother was the gang’s attempt to find the doppelgänger of each of the five characters.

But what would happen if you tried that in real life and gave yourself a month or less to find that special person who looks almost exactly like you?  

Apparently, all it takes is a website, a YouTube channel, and social media savvy. Check out the results for a woman named Niamh below.

And if you’re interested in watching more people meet their doppelgängers, here’s another one from a few years back.

Screengrab via Twin Strangers/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2015, 8:31 am CDT