Conjoined Twins - Abby & Brittany Hensel

Submitted by: alice_x 9 years ago in

A really interesting look into the life of conjoined twins.
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Male 36
they go to my college!!
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Male 2,788
how would they masturbate?


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Female 370
Aw that was so sweet! <3

They are really cute girls.

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Male 79
What about christmas??? Two gifts? Would a shower be awkward? Masterbating? WTF?!?!??! Can they drive, how are they graded at school? WTF??!?!
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Male 32
Is it wrong that I thought she... it... they? were kinda cute?
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Male 363
I know them. They used to go to my church.
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Male 610
if yo google it, you can see a picture of their internal organ set up. very interesting
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Female 98
"Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks."

and since this is his first post... he made a horrible decision and will probably be ignored for the rest of his i-am-bored life

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Female 1,984
"Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks."

Oh shut up.

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Female 2,044
I watched this in English class.
We had to do an essay on a controversy, and abortion was one of them. They said some moms aborted their child because it was conjoined.
So that`s why we watched it.
It`s amazing that they can move together like that.
One of the kids in my class asked what would happen if one needed to go to the bathroom.
My teacher said that they share a bladder, so they both feel it.
That`s interesting.

It would be a little awkward if they want to have kids, though...


@ last_ninja: no, they cannot share thoughts, they both have a head[obviously], so that means two different brains.
And if each one wanted to move another way, then it would obviously hurt and they would stop..


and @ blackbird7: Yes, they each control a leg.
It is very impressive that they can drive. As for walking, it`s probably easy for them, since they have lived all their lives like that.

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Female 237
It`s crazy that they can drive... I wonder if each one controls a leg? That would make it weird to walk too, but I guess when it`s all they`ve ever known it would feel normal. It looks like one person with two heads. What great teamwork- I can`t even imagine!!
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Female 327
I`m sure there are some guys out there who would be intrigued by this scenerio, so I don`t doubt they`ll find husband(s). Many conjoined twins have before them, and have gone on to live relatively normal lives. Good for them for making the best out of this situation and I think their mom has the right attitude.
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Female 70
that could get a little awkward when they get married.
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Male 610
also, can they share thoughts? what if one wants to take one guy to the prom, and the other sister wants to take another guy? hhmmm...
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Male 610
i`m interested in how they move. do they each control half the body? can they both move independently? if so, what if Abby wants to move one way, and Brittany another?

i also want to see how they psychologically developed. it would help with that "does the present define us, or our past?" because they have both shared the same experiences. i would really like to meet them

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Male 15
So if they are pulled over for speeding will the one in control of the right foot recieve a ticket, or will they both be cited?
I think it`s awesome that they are able to lead as normal lives as possible and aren`t trying to cash in on their situation.
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Male 2,245
"Wow. Someone mentioned polygamy, and that got me thinking: how does the government view them? Are they one person or two? I assume if they can legally have two separate names, they have two separate birth certificates, etc., then they can both marry someone else. Very interesting. I love them! =]"

either way they only have one vagina so for the two husbands that may be kind of weird.

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Male 228
fake
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Female 553
Wow. Someone mentioned polygamy, and that got me thinking: how does the government view them? Are they one person or two? I assume if they can legally have two separate names, they have two separate birth certificates, etc., then they can both marry someone else. Very interesting. I love them! =]
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Male 228
is it bad that this gave me wood?
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Female 1,652
I remember when they were littler and were on Oprah and they were showing her the grow your own dinosaur thingies and one of them hugged the other one. they were so cute back then! ^_^
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Female 15,763
I saw them on TV, and let me just say that I`m not easily inspired... but these girls do it easily.

It`s just my philosophy, they were born like that and they accept the hand that life dealt them, taking everything in stride and yearning to do what they want to do.

I can`t even explain it! I just appreciate them a lot.

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Female 243
I`ve seen this show like, a million times.
I love them.
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Female 32
Truly amazing
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Male 94
Rofl did anyone else notice this was on the related in the four hands one guitar video on youtube?
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Male 5,970
This is really amazing, I`ll be bringing this up in Biology tomorrow
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Male 9,305
Huh...that is so very very fascinating. How their body works is amazing, I even saw a natural sync, like Abbey would finish her sister`s sentence and vice versa.

But also a lot of the difficult questions come up, like job security and such, I`m sure there are many ways of accommodating their specific needs but when you`re presented with it, the subject tends to startle you at first.

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Male 2,245
that is amazing. i really want to meet them.

how do the legs work though?

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Female 38
Pretty cool. It`s great that they`re healthy and all :D
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Male 374
I Wonder What Their Downstairs Is Like?
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Female 5,139
DrkAng3LxNat: thats where i saw it too xD
i thought it would interest some of you guys so i posted it in, it fascinates me how well they work together..its amazing
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Female 1,142
Amazing how they control their arms/legs independently, yet you can`t tell at all.

And it`s mind-blowing how two bodies can join together like that and still function normally.

Glad they`re healthy. But it`s stupid that people actually stop to take pictures of them. :/

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Female 1,070
hah, i remember seeing this on the "related" bar section thingy on youtube at the side of the 4 hand guitar thing posted yesterday
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Female 609
i can`t even imagine....oh man.
they are so amazing.
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Female 929
What gets me now, having thought about this a little, is just how lucky they are to have that setup of organs.

They share bloodstream, so only one needs to eat, but they have two separate stomachs, so if one eats and the other doesn`t, the other will still be hungry though will get enough nutrition as long as the first eats enough for two people per day..

That`s actually quite amazing, now i think about it - they`re of completely regular height and weight (plus the added weight of more organs and another head) compared to their friends, and apart from the inherent issues of sharing lower organs (Y-shaped colon for example) there`s nothing really to set them apart from any other healthy human being. (: Who agrees?

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Female 1,071
That`s really incredible!

I think it`s great that they`re living a "normal" life, you know, with the driving and thinking about kids and thing!

Really inspirational =)

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Female 340
They`ve definitely learned to live with each other, although I think for all of us who are not part of a conjoined twin situation, we`ll have questions.

I wonder how it affects one, if the other has the flu or a cold. What happens when they fight? Things like that...

As for those who talk about them like they`re freaks, I really hope that karma gives you what you deserve!

Apparently they`re totally separate organ-wise from the navel up, but have one set of reproductive organs, one bladder, etc. and share the use of three kidneys. This also means they have two hearts, four lungs, two stomachs, etc. They both eat, and from other things I`ve read, have very different preferences in food and such.

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Female 741
do they have you know..two woo hoos.
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Female 929
:D Amazing girls.
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Male 2,553
i think this is a repost.
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Female 283
Wow, I find this absolutely fascinating, in a tasteful way.

I`m always afraid to go up and ask questions though because I don`t want them to seem distasteful or offensive. (though with only half an ear on my left side, you`d think I`d be used to it, but I guess I know some people are more sensitive about their differences)

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Female 458
Sex would be extremely awkward. And, in a case like this, it seems like a form of polygamy is the only option. I mean, either it`s two girls to one man, or two men with one body.

I am glad they seem to be happy, by the by, but I would want to be alone sometimes, if not all the time. Seems like such a huge hassle.

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Male 2,855
this gotta be the easiest way to have a FFM threesome
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Male 626
So... one feels in some places wich the other doesn`t... and one set of reproductive organs... I am not sure if its right to finish my question o.o
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Female 5,139
"Monday, September 29, 2008 8:42:57 AM
Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks."

you have that in common.

sorry, i know i know but...urgh...jerks

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Female 5,139
ooh thats cool i only put this up this morning :-D
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Male 350
they would probably cut the dead one off.. as I read they got 2 seperate spines and 4 lungs so you just take that off and sow the arm of the dead one to the living one and off you go.. my opinion :)
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Female 929
:D Amazing girls.
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Female 2,026
that would so piss me off having another head on my shoulder
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Male 2,388
ive got one question do they feel lucky?
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Male 1,685
i`m sure none of the things beings brought up here (and in my own head) that would be considered awkward for each of us is going to be awkward for them. A person born blind doesn`t find it weird to not see...right?
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Male 350
I have sooo inapropriate thoughts right now
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Female 231
Oh, I just watched a documentary on them the other day.
It`s strange, looking at them, I see a two-headed girl, not conjoined twins... o.0
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Female 4,376
I remember hearing about them a while back. Pretty interesting stuff from a scientific point of view. It must be strange though i mean..will they ever get married...can they have children? will they ever or have they had sex? Do they not even want to to bother with boyfriends or marriage? How are they going to have a career of their own? Hopefully they like the same thing lol
on a side note I must say there are some pretty immature and cowardly people on IAB. It`s rather amusing
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Female 236
the questions never end for me...
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Female 929
:D Amazing girls.
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Male 4,012
Hmmmm... they`ve only got one set of reproductive organs.

So does this mean they have to share a boyfriend each?

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Female 460
Repost.
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Male 4,012
To answer all your biological questions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_and...

Doesn`t make it less creepy though.

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Male 2
Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks.
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Male 483
man...that would be awkward in millions of situations lol
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Male 386
I have a lot of questions now. I`ll ask the only one not inapropriate; Do you think only one of them eats? like are there two stomachs or just one?
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Female 5,139
Link: Conjoined Twins - Abby & Brittany Hensel [Rate Link] - A really interesting look into the life of conjoined twins.
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