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Date: 02/24/05 03:41 PM

44 Responses to Two heads aren`t better than one

  1. Profile photo of blondie87
    blondie87 Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 3:42 pm
    Link: Two heads aren`t better than one - Baby stable after second head removed

    Wow.

  2. Profile photo of JLiu
    JLiu Female 30-39
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    February 24, 2005 at 3:47 pm
    I know it sounds horrible, but the other "head" looks Photoshoped, no?
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2005 at 3:54 pm
    I was suspicious, but this is MSNBC, not some home-made web site.
  4. Profile photo of psychoman364
    psychoman364 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 4:01 pm
    This was also on CNN and Yahoo news, and it`s a Reuters photo.
  5. Profile photo of xosaysayxo
    xosaysayxo Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 4:28 pm
    why would this be so hard to believe? there`s been a lot stranger things out there than this.
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    mariah2390 Female 50-59
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    February 24, 2005 at 4:29 pm
    I have seen it on kiro 7 news
    I musta been real
  7. Profile photo of easternzursk
    easternzursk Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 4:47 pm
    Yeah MSNBC wouldn`t put up a story if it wasn`t real. But, it is pretty crazy looking. Especially how they said that the extra head could blink and smile...but I guess that`s probably from nerves and pulses from the brain. Creepy!!!
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    nondescript0 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 5:04 pm
    here`s the link to the cnn article, which has a link to see a video of the baby. you can actually see the 2nd head blinking and yawning....it`s pretty creepy.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/02/19/egy...

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    x_omni_x Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 5:11 pm
    That`s sad, and I feel sorry for the kid. But I have no shame in saying that it really weirds me out.

    Check out the links at the bottom and look at the "mermaid girl." To quote Ron White, "things that make you go `ehwwhww.`"

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    cottcandy222 Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 5:15 pm
    Hoooooly crap.
  11. Profile photo of mhhdaycare
    mhhdaycare Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 5:36 pm
    THAT IS MURDER! THEY MURDERED THAT OTHER BABY!
  12. Profile photo of FaceDown
    FaceDown Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 6:09 pm
    i guess you could look at it that way....
  13. Profile photo of thelucid
    thelucid Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 6:25 pm
    no actually, it was not capable of independant life so from a technical standpoint, it wasn`t living in the first place. anyways darn i couldnt see the video frickin real player. but wow the mermaid girl thing was pretty scary... i wish them both the best in their recovery and whatnot.
  14. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 6:42 pm
    I think they were putting it out of its misery. And it probably would have been a major strain on the other child to the point of death. It was probably for the best.
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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    February 24, 2005 at 7:22 pm
    Wow! That`s one of the most interesting looking parasetic twins I`ve seen. I`m glad they could remove it successfully.
  16. Profile photo of Creena
    Creena Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 7:33 pm
    um..the second head looks kinda fake;-/
  17. Profile photo of FreeMotion
    FreeMotion Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 7:36 pm
    mhhdaycare, the extra head was never living. The article said "...It wasn`t capable of independent life" So it`s not murder, it`s amputation.
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    snl_rox Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 7:40 pm
    Yea, mhhdaycare, the head was never living in the first place, it didn`t develope fully.
  19. Profile photo of lukast
    lukast Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 7:40 pm
    would any of you want to live life with two heads? One of them only capable of blinking? I think that the humane thing was done here.
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    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 7:51 pm
    Wow. Thats freaky.
  21. Profile photo of StubbyTorso2
    StubbyTorso2 Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 8:26 pm
    Mhhdaycare, shut up. Think about the actual LIVING child. The other head/torso wasn`t a baby. It wouldn`t have lived at all if it weren`t for the connection with the fully developed one, because of the blood flow. Freemotion is pretty much right on that one.
    I hate you f*cking hippies.
  22. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    February 24, 2005 at 8:27 pm
    The head never would have been able to live anything which approaches a normal life and most likely would have been a drain on the other boy. It was probably saving one child and saving the other from a life of abject misery.
  23. Profile photo of StubbyTorso2
    StubbyTorso2 Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 8:27 pm
    Plus, would you rather have one living child, or none at all? (If you insist the torso was living)
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    StubbyTorso2 Female 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 8:27 pm
    Mhhdaycare, shut up. Think about the actual LIVING child. The other head/torso wasn`t a baby. It wouldn`t have lived at all if it weren`t for the connection with the fully developed one, because of the blood flow. Freemotion is pretty much right on that one.
    I hate you f*cking hippies.
  25. Profile photo of FaceDown
    FaceDown Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 8:52 pm
    stubby, calm down, let mhhdaycare have their own opinion and you can have yours aight?
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    workin4jesus Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 9:28 pm
    wow....interesting. glad everything went well. The head was parasitic, so it would just kind of feed off of the regular baby`s body, right? I think the right thing was done.
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    boredguy123 Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 9:37 pm
    thats so sad
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    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2005 at 11:08 pm
    wow
  29. Profile photo of arddunaid
    arddunaid Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2005 at 11:22 pm
    It sure is an interesting moral dilemma. Consign a kid to a life of poor health and ridicule, or kill a different, perhaps thinking, human being. I suppose they did the right thing in the situation. In a perfect world the second child could have had a chance. But alas, no perfect world.

    ... Yeah.

  30. Profile photo of splunge
    splunge Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2005 at 1:56 am
    It`s true.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/mag...

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    nurse_betty Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2005 at 3:26 am
    I am a nurse, and spoke to some doctors at work. It is very unlikey that this story is even true, yet if it is, the "head" could not survive, it would only have a brain stem and nerves, no heart, lungs, bowels...etc It needed to be destroyed, the baby girl survived. Bleedly hearts out there do some research and face facts of life, the freakish head, if true at all, needed to be destroyed
  32. Profile photo of mhhdaycare
    mhhdaycare Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2005 at 9:35 am
    thank you facedown... truley a gentleman. stubby... it was just my opinion. i thought this was a site where we could leave our comments freeley... not a chat room where we could insult one another. "[email protected] hippy" what was that? so uncalled for. just remember out of the abudance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12:34)
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    mhhdaycare Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2005 at 10:49 am
    oh... i see. stubby is just a child. i thought i was dealing with an adult. that explains it. i hope when you have children (IF) some day that you never have to face a tragedy such as this. until then ... try to show a little more respect, it will take you a lot further in life than you think.
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    stellarblow Female 18-29
    51 posts
    February 25, 2005 at 11:21 am
    what is the link for the mermaid girl, i can`t find it at the bottom of the page
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    kathaclysm Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2005 at 3:50 pm
    The artical says it`s not capable of "independant life", not that it`s not capable of life at all. My own head isn`t capable of "independant life." It needs my body to keep it alive. But that little girl`s body was doing all the work for 2 brains, and her body would probably die due to the strain. The second head might have been almost "normal" intelligence wize, the kid`s only 10mos old after all, but can`t talk cuz it doesn`t have any lungs to breath with, can`t ever eat, can`t ever do anything but stare at the world and blink back... if that`s all you could do, would you want to live?

    Here`s the mermaid girl: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6941620/

  36. Profile photo of kitkat2010
    kitkat2010 Female 13-17
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    February 25, 2005 at 10:51 pm
    freaky...thats all i wanna say
  37. Profile photo of oOJennaOo
    oOJennaOo Female 13-17
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    February 26, 2005 at 4:31 am
    whats the link for things that make you go `ehwwhww
  38. Profile photo of Ninnie
    Ninnie Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2005 at 5:43 am
    I`m thinking photoshop on this two-head thing. The torso attached to the second head just doesn`t look real!

    And that mermiad story, although freaky, and scary I feel like the author of the article was trying to invoke sympathy too much. 1 in 60,000 to 1 in 100,000? Surely that should be 1 in 100,000!

  39. Profile photo of p4nd4z
    p4nd4z Female 18-29
    302 posts
    February 26, 2005 at 6:16 pm
    aw man, thats so sad.
  40. Profile photo of Wennana
    Wennana Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2005 at 3:07 am
    thats just freaky. imagine the poor parents...
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2005 at 2:44 am
    freaky.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2005 at 6:59 am
    To think it lived like 10 months with the extra head. I`d be completely freaked out! I know thats shallow of me, but it`d really unnerve me!
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    rosie223366 Female 13-17
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    September 17, 2005 at 12:37 pm
    thats so sad.

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