Even though Alex and Nick Lyons are mirror twins*, they don’t always get along. A sausage making mission brings them together, but their very distinct personalities threaten to pull them apart. Alex is a reclusive, Evangelical Christian, who has been living with his parents since his birth. Nick just got back to Alberta from a lengthy residency in Victoria, BC. The twins share a passion for making sausage, but as this documentary reveals, a clash of personalities and sausage making techniques threatens to destroy their entire family.
See trailer below.
*Mirror image twins result when a fertilized egg splits later in the embryonic stage than normal timing, around day 9-12. This type of twinning could exhibit characteristics with reversed asymmetry, such as opposite dominant handedness, dental structure, or even organs (situs inversus). If the split occurs later than this time period, the twins risk being conjoined. There is no DNA-based zygosity test that can determine if twins are indeed mirror image.