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64 Responses to Conjoined Twins – Abby & Brittany Hensel

  1. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 7:23 am
    Link: Conjoined Twins - Abby & Brittany Hensel - A really interesting look into the life of conjoined twins.
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    coconutnut Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:28 am
    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?
  3. Profile photo of thestringy
    thestringy Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:37 am
    man...that would be awkward in millions of situations lol
  4. Profile photo of lolingatu
    lolingatu Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:42 am
    Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks.
  5. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:46 am
    To answer all your biological questions:

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

    Doesn`t make it less creepy though.

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    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:48 am
    Repost.
  7. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm... they`ve only got one set of reproductive organs.

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

  8. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 8:58 am
    :D Amazing girls.
  9. Profile photo of Midge210
    Midge210 Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:02 am
    the questions never end for me...
  10. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:13 am
    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
  11. Profile photo of Bridget49
    Bridget49 Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:16 am
    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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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:20 am
    I have sooo inapropriate thoughts right now
  13. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:21 am
    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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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:29 am
    ive got one question do they feel lucky?
  15. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:30 am
    that would so piss me off having another head on my shoulder
  16. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:39 am
    :D Amazing girls.
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    kawawakaba
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:42 am
    what happens if one dies before the other....

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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:47 am
    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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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:49 am
    ooh thats cool i only put this up this morning :-D
  20. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:51 am
    "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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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:19 am
    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
  22. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:22 am
    this gotta be the easiest way to have a FFM threesome
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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:22 am
    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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    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:27 am
    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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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:29 am
    i think this is a repost.
  26. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:49 am
    :D Amazing girls.
  27. Profile photo of fillemorte
    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 10:49 am
    do they have you know..two woo hoos.
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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 11:00 am
    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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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 11:09 am
    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 =)

  30. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 11:10 am
    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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    fr0d0lives Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 11:58 am
    i can`t even imagine....oh man.
    they are so amazing.
  32. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    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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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    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. :/

  34. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm
    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
  35. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    I Wonder What Their Downstairs Is Like?
  36. Profile photo of SeaChel00
    SeaChel00 Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    Pretty cool. It`s great that they`re healthy and all :D
  37. Profile photo of amaqdrinker
    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    that is amazing. i really want to meet them.

    how do the legs work though?

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    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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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    This is really amazing, I`ll be bringing this up in Biology tomorrow
  40. Profile photo of OMGPWNT
    OMGPWNT Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Rofl did anyone else notice this was on the related in the four hands one guitar video on youtube?
  41. Profile photo of Betholia
    Betholia Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    Truly amazing
  42. Profile photo of m0527j3
    m0527j3 Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    I`ve seen this show like, a million times.
    I love them.
  43. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    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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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    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! ^_^
  45. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    is it bad that this gave me wood?
  46. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    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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    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    fake
  48. Profile photo of amaqdrinker
    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    "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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    Greenhorn Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    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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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    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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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    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...
  52. Profile photo of Marce
    Marce Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    that could get a little awkward when they get married.
  53. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
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    September 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    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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    blackbird7 Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    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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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
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    September 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    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, 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.

  56. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    September 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    "Should have been shot at birth. Damn freaks."

    Oh shut up.

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    Hotubs Female 13-17
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    September 30, 2008 at 6:52 am
    "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

  58. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2008 at 11:43 am
    if yo google it, you can see a picture of their internal organ set up. very interesting
  59. Profile photo of screaminbean
    screaminbean Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    I know them. They used to go to my church.
  60. Profile photo of Metaphysics
    Metaphysics Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    Is it wrong that I thought she... it... they? were kinda cute?
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    Jimmer1720 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    What about christmas??? Two gifts? Would a shower be awkward? Masterbating? WTF?!?!??! Can they drive, how are they graded at school? WTF??!?!
  62. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm
    Aw that was so sweet! <3

    They are really cute girls.

  63. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    how would they masturbate?


  64. Profile photo of zarteck
    zarteck Male 13-17
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    October 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    they go to my college!!

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