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Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 2:50pm On Jul 23, 2017
Abby and Brittany Hensel took the world by storm when they appeared on TLC. The conjoined twins have spent most of their lives in the public eye, showing the world how siblings who are conjoined go through with every day tasks.


Abby and Brittany share a body, but have two separate heads and brains. They are completely different people and emphasize they want to be treated as such.


This is the break down of how their body is distributed:

2 heads
2 spines merging at the coccyx and joined at the thorax by sections of ribs. Surgery was employed to correct scoliosis.
2 completely separate spinal cords
2 arms (originally 3, but rudimentary central arm was surgically removed, leaving central shoulder blade in place)
1 broad ribcage with 2 highly fused sternums and traces of bridging ribs. Surgery was employed to expand the pleural cavities.
2 breasts
2 hearts in a shared circulatory system (nutrition, respiration, medicine taken by either affects both)
4 lungs with the medial lungs moderately fused, not involving Brittany's upper right lobe; three pleural cavities
1 diaphragm with well-coordinated involuntary breathing, slight central defect
2 stomachs
2 gallbladders
1 liver, enlarged and elongated right lobe
Y-shaped small intestine, which experiences a slightly spastic double peristalsis at the juncture
1 large intestine (one colon)
3 kidneys: 2 left, 1 right
1 bladder
1 set of reproductive organs
2 separate half-sacrums, which converge distally
1 slightly broad pelvis
2 legs


Watching Abby and Brittany grow up through TLC specials, the world saw them go to school, celebrate their birthdays, and even get their driver's license (yes, they each had to pass separately.)

Abby and Brittany's parents contemplated separation, but ultimately decided against it because it was likely one of the twins wouldn't survive.


Their first appearance on TV was in 1996 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The twins captured everyone's hearts with their upbeat attitudes and positive views on life.


In 2012, their last TLC special aired which ultimately turned into a full-blown TV show for them. Since 2013, however, they have been keeping a relatively low profile.


Now, in 2017, the twins are teaching (together, obviously) at Mounds View elementary school.


It's great to see that Abby and Brittany are able to lead normal lives after being so publicized in their early life!

Source: https://gabrielatanbiyi.blogspot.com.ng/2017/07/remember-conjoined-twins-abby-and.html

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by odiereke(m): 2:52pm On Jul 23, 2017
God shud please take absolute control of their life.

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Omittesb(m): 2:53pm On Jul 23, 2017
Hmmmmm
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Macdawid(m): 2:56pm On Jul 23, 2017
shocked

Nna ee, this 1 weak me ahswr. I just dey wonder how them take dey perform for ZA OZA ROOM (how many vjay dem get self?)

Anyhow sha #GodBlessTheirHustle

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 2:59pm On Jul 23, 2017
Macdawid:
shocked

Nna ee, this 1 weak me ahswr. I just dey wonder how them take dey perform for ZA OZA ROOM (how many vjay dem get self?)

Anyhow sha #GodBlessTheirHustle

hmm you will be bad guy............

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Macdawid(m): 3:05pm On Jul 23, 2017
gabonsky:

hmm you will be bad guy............
grin Lol, bad asin?¿ Am nor understanding

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by swiz123(m): 3:11pm On Jul 23, 2017
Why haven't we seen such in Africa.God certainly have something against white ppl

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Effizy12(m): 3:53pm On Jul 23, 2017
What a complicated being, imagin alway need mutual concept before doing anything. Another reason to be thankful,it could be worse.

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 4:00pm On Jul 23, 2017
Macdawid:

grin Lol, bad asin?¿
Am nor understanding

How dey go hamma dem

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 4:03pm On Jul 23, 2017
Macdawid:

grin Lol, bad asin?¿
Am nor understanding

How dey go hamma dem cheesy
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Macdawid(m): 4:20pm On Jul 23, 2017
gabonsky:

How dey go hamma dem cheesy
grin lol, G u get bad mind shaa #MeHoly abeg today na sunday wink
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Nobody: 4:35pm On Jul 23, 2017
how will they marry? how will their husband's *do* them?

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by iamdotune(m): 4:48pm On Jul 23, 2017
Wait o who controls the both arm and legs or do they control it separately
Like if they want to walk does Abby wait for Brittany to move her leg forward and she follows along or how And do they have to share rounds of spoon to eat since nutrition affects both and who gets to feel they should ease their self or they feel it at the same time and if I slap Brittany would Abby feel it? Also do they gist theirselves before they sleep at night like normally when you think at night so they could just have someone to talk to
And what if argh I've got a lot of questions I've to meet them in person! angry

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by wikkypal: 4:52pm On Jul 23, 2017
Macdawid:
shocked

Nna ee, this 1 weak me ahswr. I just dey wonder how them take dey perform for ZA OZA ROOM (how many vjay dem get self?)

Anyhow sha #GodBlessTheirHustle
One set of reproductive organs vjay inclusive

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by tonio2wo: 4:54pm On Jul 23, 2017
odiereke:
God shud please take absolute control of their life.

As in... how? undecided

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by tahoe(m): 6:27pm On Jul 23, 2017
their minds would be synced together

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by SolexxBarry(m): 6:41pm On Jul 23, 2017
If them dash me this ones for the other room I no go grin do o shocked shocked I just wonder how my mum will feel if I bring them home for marriage because she has been disturbing to marry shocked grin grin,hope they are happy sha

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by ADENIKETINA2015(f): 6:46pm On Jul 23, 2017
swiz123:
Why haven't we seen such in Africa.God certainly have something against whites ppl
So, this poo you typed makes sense to you

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by NwaAroOkeigbo(m): 7:10pm On Jul 23, 2017
So amazing I must say, I wonder which claims the ownership of the honeypot and decides the dickk that bleeps it.

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 7:29pm On Jul 23, 2017
NwaAroOkeigbo:
So amazing I must say, I wonder which claims the ownership of the honeypot and decides the dickk that bleeps it.

Hmmm which of them that decide it
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by LOVEGINO(m): 8:43pm On Jul 23, 2017
swiz123:
Why haven't we seen such in Africa.God certainly have something against whites ppl
Africans will kill them @ child birth and form all sort of story to back it up.

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Nobody: 8:57pm On Jul 23, 2017
swiz123:
Why haven't we seen such in Africa.God certainly have something against whites ppl

It's because African people would have killed the children at birth, while white people will give them good medical care.

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by flashmax(f): 10:08pm On Jul 23, 2017
odiereke:
God shud please take absolute control of their life.
grin grin grin grin grin grin
i just day imagine how the husband go take do for bed. grin grin grin

but now how God go take judge these girls now? grin grin

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by freshinko: 10:26pm On Jul 23, 2017
Op.. When death comes, which is definitely inevitable, will one die and leave the other? Or will the both die at the same time?

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by gabonsky: 5:17am On Jul 24, 2017
freshinko:
Op.. When death comes, which is definitely inevitable, will one die and leave the other? Or will the both die at the same time?

We need a medical expert to enlighten us on this For me I think both of them will die at the same time since their heart is connected from one source

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Damscrob(m): 8:49am On Jul 24, 2017
Na wa o
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by Irksome: 8:50am On Jul 24, 2017
Incredible
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by GogobiriLalas: 8:51am On Jul 24, 2017
I wonder how it will feel to dagger two girls at the same time tongue
Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by NkayTiana(f): 8:51am On Jul 24, 2017
God.... what happens when one dies or do they die together

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Re: Remember Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany? This Is What They Look Like Now by itiswellandwell: 8:52am On Jul 24, 2017
Chai. May God be with them.

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