Abby And Brittany Hensel Appear On TelevisionNovember 16th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Minnesota, Nov. 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Abigail and Brittany Hensel, the famous conjoined twins appeared recently were spotted on a television show. The twins were recently in the news after the news of Brittany getting engaged caused quite a stir and curiosity among the netizens. This is not their first appearance, as the two had earlier appeared on Oprah after they wee featured in the “Life” magazine in 1996. Abigail and Brittany are probably the most famous conjoined teenager twins in the world. They are among the four of the conjoined twins in the world who have survived to reach adulthood. Even if one keeps aside the fact that such twins are never physically healthy, it is difficult for them to lead a normal life like the one these two girls have been doing.
Abby and Brittany are a rare form of Siamese twins. They are dicephalus twins, which mean that they share many of the major organs of the body below the waist. They have two spines that join at the waist and two pairs of lungs and three kidneys. They have two hearts and two gall bladders. Each twin controls one part of the body and if the fact they are joined together is not taken into account, one can say that they lead very separate lives. They have different driving licenses and completely separate personalities.
Brittany got engaged in January 2009. Which brings to mind certain very obvious technical difficulties. On the show last night, the twins were asked about the difficulties and advantages of living a life in which both have to stay so close to the other at all times. The two are now attending their first year of college at the Bethel University. The show was, above all, a tribute to the remarkable spirit of the two women who intends to carry on a normal life despite overwhelming odds.
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