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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:46 AM
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Twins born with two heads, single body
Source: MSNBC.com

Conjoined twin baby girls with a single body and two heads have been born at a hospital in southwestern China.

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According to the local Huaxi Metropolis Daily, the twins weighed 9 pounds and measured 20 inches. They have two spines and two esophaguses but share other organs.

Doctors said it would be nearly impossible to separate them.

"It is hard to say how they will survive in the future, but we will try the best to keep them alive at the moment," Britain's Daily Telegraph quoted Dr. Pu Youhua as saying



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42968578/ns/world_news-asia... /
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:49 AM
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1. I shall now steal the best/worst comment I read about this
That's one way to get around the one child policy.

Sorry.

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gaijinlaw Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 10:11 AM
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9. That's funny.
You're going to hell of course, but it is funny.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 02:44 PM
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15. there is a girl who must be in her twenties with this. two separate
personalities too. extremely rare form of conjoined twins. bless their perfect little souls.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:50 AM
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2. Heavens.. what a life if they survive...
Poor little things....
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octothorpe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:52 AM
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3. Like these two
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:59 AM
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7. They are working very hard at a normal life...
I wish them the best and in keeping with their wishes, that the world leaves them alone. It sounds like they have really adapted incredibly well.
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 11:42 AM
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11. Even the idea of tandem hearts working together in the same circulatory system
is fascinating. How do they sync up? Do they need to? What is their blood pressure like? Questions questions questions. But I don't blame them for not wanting to subject themselves to medical study.

What an amazing circumstance. All those organs 'out of spec', and yet they live, and are happy and healthy.
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:54 AM
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4. Hopefully, like the Hensel twins of Minnesota, they'll do just fine -
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octothorpe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:58 AM
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6. I've always been amazed at those two...
It's cool how they their brains and body work together. I can barely walk and chew bubble gum at the same time, and I only have one brain.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 12:24 PM
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13. There are some very candid pictures of those two floating around
the things you find on the internet...
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:57 AM
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5. Zaphod(a)!!! (NT)
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 09:04 AM
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8. Lots of challenges ahead.
It's amazing that this kind of thing can happen, yet, as the similar twins in Minnesota demonstrate, it's entirely possible for such twins to lead pretty normal lives. You can see links for the Minnesota twins, who are doing quite well, and are now adults, just above this post.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 10:51 AM
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10. I Guess We Will Find Out Now
if two heads are better than one.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 11:47 AM
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12. Giggity
Sorry. Couldn't resist. Ticket to Hell officially punched.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 01:26 PM
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14. I wish them peace. nt
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