r/interestingasfuck 3d ago

The anatomy of conjoined twins Brittany and Abby /r/ALL

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u/Spirals_again 3d ago

Do they each control one half?

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u/english83 3d ago

I’ve heard them talk about that in a documentary, they learned to coordinate over time. Both are teachers now I believe.

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u/That_Ad_5651 3d ago Silver

Would be funny if only one of them was a teacher.

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u/padimus 3d ago

"Cmon abby it's my turn to go to work!"

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u/mooys 2d ago

You joke but I think they were actually wanting more pay for their job since they were two people and were paid the same as one

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u/whitefoot 2d ago

Brittany like to go skydiving on weekends but Abby is terrified of heights.

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u/Dirtyhippee 3d ago

And the other a bricklayer

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u/MahNameJeff420 3d ago

On paper, that’s kinda how it is. They only get one salary.

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u/vteckickedin 2d ago

And with two mouths to feed. Such a shame.

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u/refused26 2d ago

What if one of them wants to go on a diet but the other keeps eating shit?

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u/evansdeagles 2d ago

Would that make the other a slave in technicality?

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u/reikipackaging 3d ago

yep! they had to figure out who controls which body parts in order to walk. They drive, too!

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u/Final-Ad352 3d ago

No offense, but i would at least be a bit jumpy when i see a car being driven by a two headed person...

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u/Flyaway_Prizm 3d ago

Well, considering they each had to pass the driving test to get their licenses, they probably drive better than a lot of people I see on the road these days…

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u/Ok-Nerve-7538 3d ago

I think they are more saying like imagine passing a car and the person driving has 2 heads. Would almost guarantee a wreck has been caused because of people rubber necking

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u/Spirals_again 3d ago

Oh interesting, yeah I heard that too. I wish them well. I also believe they each have an s/o.

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u/jdbx 2d ago

The most mind boggling thing to me, is that they can type. On a keyboard, silently. One controls one hand. One controls the other. They both say they cannot read each others thoughts. But they can type.

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u/KamikazeAlpaca1 2d ago

How do they know what the next word will be without asking? So cool

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u/Kennedy_KD 2d ago

Probably a mixture of experience and two people who have literally never been apart will end up thinking and speaking similarly to one another

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u/Mdoubleduece 3d ago

What happens when one passes?

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u/-SaC 3d ago

On January 17, 1874, when the 'original' Siamese twins Chang and Eng died, Eng woke up to find his brother dead. There was nothing wrong with Eng and doctors rushed to prepare to separate the two, but Eng died three hours later (what would be called 'broken heart syndrome', IIRC) curled around his dead twin.

In a documentary about Brittany and Abby not too long ago, they acknowledged that when one of them dies, the other is going to go very soon after. Unlike Chang and Eng, who these days would have been separated extremely easily after birth, Brittany and Abby can't realistically be separated and share too many systems.

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u/Waffle_it_is 3d ago

I think I would want to die pretty quick if I woke up and my twin was dead and still attached to me. Terrible fate to have.

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u/justpretendits1995 3d ago

But how would they die?

One heart may stop, but the other heart will just double time until overload? Will one brain still end up a little starved of oxygen, and end up with mental issues and not speaking sense?

So many really dark curious questions. :/

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u/NothingmancerBlue 3d ago

If I’m not mistaken, and it’s pretty dark, the rot from the other body infects the living twin. The toxicity of which kills them. I swear I read that a while ago, apologies if I’m proven wrong.

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u/bhangmango 3d ago edited 2d ago

There could be less rapid decay than for an usual dead body because their blood circulation is shared and the remaining heart and lungs would keep supplying parts of the other half to some extent. But ultimately some parts wouldn’t be supplied and would decay anyway.

Overall the most probable scenario is that after decades of being adapted to a 2-heart system, the switch to only one heart would be rapidly fatal.

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u/nemocluecrj 2d ago edited 2d ago

Overall the most probable scenario is that after decades of being adapted to a 2-heart system, the switch to only one heart would be rapidly fatal.

Back when I was on Facebook, I recall seeing a post confirming basically this. Apart from their brains and nervous systems, their bodily systems, including their cardiovascular systems—despite the twins ostensibly having "two" of them—are fully intertwined and wholly interdependent. I don't think there's a scenario in which they can actually survive without the other; they're intermingled to such a degree that I would imagine that death in one would basically guarantee instant death in the other. (edit: Yeah, after some quick googling, it looks like they would suffer from a 'conjoined' death. When one heart stops because of death, their blood vessels would dilate to such a degree that the other would die of cardiovascular failure within a minute or two.)

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u/Adhdgamer9000 2d ago

Let's just hope they pass at the same time at a well old age.

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u/W1D0WM4K3R 2d ago

I mean, it might be a little comforting that they won't die alone

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u/Wwallace_ 2d ago

Overall the most probable scenario is that after decades of being adapted to a 2-heart system, the switch to only one heart would be rapidly fatal.

reminds me of the last frankestein movie, with the 2 hearts shenanigans.

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u/Ispan 3d ago

septicemia

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u/munsking 2d ago

septic - like septic tank

emia - meaning presence in blood ☝️

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u/chahud 2d ago Wholesome

“Septic tank presence in blood” ☝️

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u/WorldEndingSandwich 2d ago

This is Brittany presenting to the ER, with a septic tank stuck in her blood.

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u/panetrain 2d ago

Chubbyemu the king

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u/harrythechimp 3d ago Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

🎵 "The toxicityyy of my sisterrrr, of my siiisterrr" 🎵

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u/Myrkana 3d ago

They share import organs further down. Being attached to a dead body means the fluids from said dead body will circulate through the live side, that's not good for you.

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u/MarysPoppinCherrys 2d ago

Almost seems like they share so much that they’d both have to die together, unless something happens that is specifically a death sentence to one, like a major stroke or something. Gives me chills to think about.

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u/LukeMayeshothand 2d ago

Yeah I was thinking if one had a heart attack it would probably trigger a heart attack in the other. But I’m an electrician so what the hell do I know.

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u/t_portch 2d ago

Hey I had three heart surgeries a number of years ago, all performed by what was essentially a heart electrician. It's a real thing. You probably aren't far off in your guess.

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u/whatelse13 3d ago

it depends on how the arteries are routed...

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u/You_meddling_kids 3d ago

That seems like the plot of a Lars Von Trier movie.

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u/foundmonster 3d ago

Great and horrible idea at the same time

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u/spicyystuff 3d ago

It’s almost like watching yourself die in another body that looks just like your dead self

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u/amihere2 3d ago edited 2d ago

I lost my twin brother at age 14 due to a car accident.

IT's EXACTLY LIKE watching your own funeral.

Then you get to start every birthday after that at the cemetery. Fucking sucks!

Edit: Thanks everyone for the condolences.

I see I let my pain and anger add their two cents about our bday. Recently realized I need to go to therapy; I buried all that pain behind years of drugs, alcohol, and saying I'm fine. ( NOT a wise decision)

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u/docfluty 3d ago

wow, what a tough situation for all to be involved in. At one point you want to have a normal bday but on the other, you have a need to be there with your brother on his bday as well.

Best wishes

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u/Daedroh 3d ago

Sorry about your loss.

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u/amihere2 3d ago

Thank you, been 24 years but can still feel like yesterday sometimes.

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u/FunkyGabrielle 3d ago edited 2d ago

Exactly this ^ except that Chang & Eng had 21 kids between them (10 for one twin; 11 for the other)… guess their wives must’ve been good friends. But yeah, they only shared like a flap of skin and some tendons - they would’ve easily been separated today. They tried when they were younger but without pain relief, they gave up. Edit to say they also shared a liver, would be able to separate NOW, but less likely back then…

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u/ChiggaOG 3d ago

broken heart syndrome

Severe distress to the heart, the Japanese named it Takotsubo. Symptoms are like a heart attack.

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u/BHS90210 3d ago edited 2d ago Hugz Tearing Up

Ugh. I know this is very Debbie Downer and lame to bring up but that’s how my dad died. My mom passed away from breast cancer and 4 months later I found him dead from broken heart syndrome. I’m an only child, they were my whole world even at 30 when this happened a few years ago. They’d been married 47 years. Never saw my dad cry once my entire life so when he passed from broken heart syndrome it made sense. He was a very stoic guy. I just felt so bad for him when it happened. I know its pretty common between spouses especially if they’ve been together a very long time and my parents had been together for 50 years when my mom passed. I hope where ever they are now that they’re together again.

Edit: to the people who commented and gave me an award thank you so much! All of you made this chick’s day for real ❤️

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u/KA-ZEL 2d ago

That has to be so hard for you. I cannot imagine.... I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Much love to you

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u/one-and-zero 3d ago

There’s another conjoined set of twins on tiktok with similar anatomy. They said if one passes, the other will die of sepsis shortly afterwards.

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u/TaleNumerous3666 3d ago

Makes sense unfortunately :(. Really harsh realities to live with for these people. Our own mortality is creepy enough but this is that squared.

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u/Rolandersec 3d ago

You know, ten years ago this thread would have been full of people asking about sex. But we have aged to the “what about death” stage.

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u/Confuseasfuck 2d ago

We got less horny and more depressed

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u/im_in_hiding 2d ago

I definitely still have those questions

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u/PhoenixQueen_Azula 3d ago

Scroll far enough I’m sure it’s there

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u/jupiterssunday 3d ago edited 3d ago

Probably sepsis caused by the deceased twin bleeding into the surviving twin, or multiple system failure due to stress on the organs.

Surgery is unlikely to succeed because of how long it takes, (average is ten hours IIRC) whilst the deceased twin is essentially bleeding into the survivor, making the entire body become septic.

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u/Exotic_Recognition_8 3d ago

Physician here. The one still living will die of septic shock and organ failure. Hospitalization and aggressive treatment can delay the process but it is inevitable.

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u/MOS8026 3d ago

I was wondering how one small intestine handles the input of two stomachs

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u/mtnbikedds 2d ago

I thought the same thing. Does one have no connection to the intestine, or is it a smaller, not as useful one, or are the stomachs combined at the bottom like a heart shape? I don’t think the other two replies here understood what you meant.

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u/GruesomeLars 2d ago

This is what I came to ask too

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u/NakDisNut 2d ago

I would imagine in the same way a person with one stomach who overeats. Lol.

Or their body has adapted to one meal and they just take turns feeding their own mouth hole.

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u/Snoo65207 2d ago

Mouth hole??

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u/sandmanmike55543 2d ago

I believe that’s the medical term. :)

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u/technoirclub 3d ago

I am curious to know how both hearts work together

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u/RoboDae 3d ago

Or how their organs work if one fails. Can they both live off of 1 heart?

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u/ghostttoast 3d ago

Probably not for long, that’s a lot of stress and work (pumping blood to every organ and tissue) for one heart to manage

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u/megustavophoto 3d ago

How do they decide to walk? Is it one of them? Or do they coordinate and each control one leg?

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u/drakeftmeyers 3d ago edited 2d ago

Yes they have to work together.

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u/sweetsquashy 2d ago

I've watched some documentaries on them. Each controls an arm and a leg and they somehow control their side in perfect concert with the other - all without communicating. No one can explain how they do it. They walk, run and ride a bicycle as well as pretty much anyone else. They also drive a car (they had to take the test twice so both could be licensed). In one video they play a game of volleyball with some guys who are completely shocked that not only can they play - they're actually good. They apparently thought they'd have to take it easy on them but they completely hold their own.

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u/IcyProcess212 3d ago

Can one eat and sustain the body while the other fasts?

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u/redcomet303 3d ago

One digestive track post stomach it looks like so yes

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u/yurib123 3d ago

Can you imagine having to shit after not eating... Omg

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u/John_Doe_Nut 3d ago

What I want to know is who operates the asshole? Like who does the pooping? Is it a shared effort or what? They share the same lower body - can they each feel/control both sides of the lower body or only one side?

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u/SwimsDeep 3d ago

Since they have separate nervous systems, the asshole is like a timeshare.

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u/EricYorbasTaintSmell 2d ago

r/brandnewsentence 😂😂😂😂

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u/jai_kasavin 2d ago

Mom, I accidentally shit our pants

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u/mnbvcxz1052 3d ago edited 3d ago

This is the question I scrolled this thread for.

Like, who gets the “idea” first that they have to poop or pee? The last person to eat or drink? Or is it both of them at the same time?

I’d be so angry if my twin kept eating cheese if we were lactose intolerant or something. But then also— can one even sneak food?? Can one twin see something yummy on a kitchen counter and grab it with their side’s hand and eat it silently without the other one knowing? Or would the other one sense the arm moving and hand picking up the food?

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u/Biasanya 3d ago Table Slap

And can the other shit their pants if they're in an argument or something?

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u/Travice0 3d ago Gold hehehehe Table Slap

"If you burp in my ear one more time I'm going to shit our pants"

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u/disenchanted_l 3d ago

This is why I read reddit

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u/webUser_001 3d ago

When they fart at the dinner table, who do you blame?

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u/rushboyoz 3d ago

I guess they both give each other the side-eye

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u/Feeniksi86 3d ago

Also if one drinks alcohol both get drunk?

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u/Stumpy-the-dog 3d ago

these girls are amazing.

I remember seeing them for the first time = mind blown.

Seriously wish them the best.

Nobody knows what they feel like.

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u/blown-upp 2d ago edited 1d ago

Nobody knows what they feel like.

No one can ever actually know what their experience feels like, or really even imagine or comprehend something like that. I also think that’s probably why so many people are so curious and want to know.

I respect their privacy, but I really hope once they’re older they feel like they can open up about their experience and feelings over more intimate and private aspects of their lives.

Think about it - almost anything that a human could ever experience could also be experienced by you - or at least enough other people have had such an experience that you can be satisfied hearing about it second hand and get all the info you’d want. But these two are one of a kind, and no one can experience what they do on a daily basis, and no one else has experienced it to have any authority talking about it.

Maybe I’m weird in that I find fascination in those with unique experiences in general - but there’s usually some method or route one could take to also have that experience - except in this case - for all intents and purposes, what they experience is one of a kind with no match. Bless them for opening up to the world as much as they have, I just find myself hoping for more either way!

There’s another set of conjoined twins who’ve popped up in media and online, but they have two separate upper torsos, with their combination starting at the stomach area; another unique experience, but there’s actually a couple other sets of similar twins in recent times!

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u/notquitesolid 2d ago

Wanna know something crazy? They don’t know what it’s like to be us either. They will never know what it’s like to be alone.

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u/twerplocker 2d ago

From what i can gather, they seem like very capable and well adjusted people, I'd really like to chat with them and get their perspective on things. Their experience of life is incredibly rare and interesting.

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u/dammKaran 3d ago

Imagine arguments abt all the little things.

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u/LiKINGtheODds 2d ago

I want to be a fireman! No, I want to be an astronaut! Or imagine them playing a video game together using the same controller but each arm operating on a different mind

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u/zpepsin 2d ago

Overcooked has a mode where you each control a character with half of a controller that you have 2 people hold with 1 hand each

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u/fsidesmith6932 2d ago

My wife loves that game. We’re not conjoined.

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u/OnionFarmerBilly 3d ago edited 2d ago

I totally get them not wanting to live their lives in public and be the subject of attention all the time, but at the same time I hope they write a book about all their life experiences that answer all the difficult questions to be published when they pass.

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u/lovepig1337 2d ago

This. I think this is the best solution. They get to live relatively normal life but they also get to satisfy the public's curiosity without hurting their lifestyle.

Also, a book would be helpful to future conjoined twins. A guide on how to navigate the world with this very unique circumstance.

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u/KnightinRustedArmour 2d ago

Imagine putting on weight because your twin kept eating ice cream you didn’t even get to taste.

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u/1credible_cow 3d ago

yikes... 2 stomachs but only one waste system... better alternate meals.

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u/VenusNoleyPoley2 3d ago

Or they have smaller meals

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u/BigfootsMailman 3d ago

Or get into competitive eating.

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u/Good-Presentation-11 3d ago

What if one commits a crime? They are two people so do they both go to jail?

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u/-SaC 3d ago

Chang and Eng, back in the 19th century, sort of tested this. Chang was an alcoholic and (when drunk) would cause shit that he should have been thrown in jail overnight for - but it was decided that this would have amounted to unlawful imprisonment for Eng, so Chang avoided punishment.

(If it was something absolutely horrific though, I assume that the other would be imprisoned regardless).

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u/amlyo 3d ago

I don't think the idea of purposely sending an innocent person to prison would be tolerated in England today, even if it was necessary to imprison a murderer. Would probably end up kicked up to the Supreme court to deal with (impossible to lawfully execute the sentence without unlawfully imprisoning someone) and end up with some highly bespoke ultra close supervision order, and it's not likely to be repeated.

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u/Epicpacemaker 2d ago

I’d imagine they would claim the other twin is complicit. If you’re attached to someone and allow them to go about a crime you’re partially responsible.

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u/amlyo 2d ago edited 2d ago

Even if that were the case, the legal thought experiment is still an interesting one because you could plausibly have conjoined twins where one mounts an effective defence by claiming they have insufficient control to commit the act, or is deemed unfit to stand trial..

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u/Flyaway_Prizm 3d ago

Would you commit a crime if you always had someone with you? If so, they were probably part of it, too.

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u/Good-Presentation-11 3d ago

That's a good point. I'm sure one could perhaps do some sort of cyber crime on their phone? Fraud? Or maybe hiring a hit man without the others knowledge.

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u/FranPeach678 3d ago

I often think about these two and wonder how they are.

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u/kjlo5 2d ago

They are teachers at my kids school. I brought my kids to a book fair at the school and met them as they rang me up for the books. They are very nice.

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u/beerhunter4430 2d ago

Are they paid as two teachers? Or just one?

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u/Procoso47 2d ago edited 2d ago

One paycheck, they are trying to argue with the school board in order to get 2 payckecks though.

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u/lostkarma4anonymity 2d ago

Imagine being the heartless beaucrat that refuses to pay siamese twins 2 salaries even though they have 2 brains and they both have education.

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u/Procoso47 2d ago

I agree, the argument against it is that they can only teach one class and one subject at a time, maybe they can meet halfway and pay one of them as an assistant teacher.

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u/tballz3773 3d ago

last I heard they became teachers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKrvtq5vDmk

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u/ShinyTotoro 2d ago

It's so interesting how they talk in sync, like they share a train of thought. We really have a lot to learn about how our nervous system works.

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u/Admiral_Boombox 2d ago

Since they're both in the same place doing the same thing all the time I'd wager it's not that odd that they think pretty much the same thing almost all the time, there are absolutely no secrets between them aside from, maybe, dreams.

I actually wonder if their dreams more or less match as well, or if that's the area where they have a life of their own.

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u/Wallace_W_Whitfield 2d ago

I don’t think that is quite right. I mean yes they have to be sharing the same thoughts to some degree, you know? Because when one is speaking and they pause to think with the “uhm” the other does it at the same time. And then they say full or partial sentences in sync, with the same vocal inflections. It’d be one thing if they finished each other’s sentences, but speaking sentences verbatim at the same time in the same way is completely different.

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u/JorusC 2d ago

I wonder if they dream about being on the other side of the body.

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u/Comfortable_Wish_930 3d ago

I read something a little bit ago that they are both teachers now and are very happy

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u/azimov_the_wise 3d ago

The real issue is them being paid 1 salary for 2 brains

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u/WineO4life 3d ago

If I remember correctly they said that they look at it like they’re doing one job and getting paid for one job

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u/RyanEatsHisVeggies 3d ago

So... one SSN? I just wanna know how their check comes addressed (can't be to both of them I'd assume?) and the tricky situation that is filing their taxes.

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u/pau7les 2d ago

I’m pretty sure they’re the type of special that both payroll and the IRS are aware of them and hopefully are helpful.

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u/loercase 2d ago

Let's be honest, they're two separate people. They are distinctly two girls, two minds, two souls, they just share one body. The very least the IRS could do is give them two fucking SSNs.

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u/LetThemEatVeganCake 2d ago

Better for taxes if they split it 50/50! Each gets a W2 for 50% of the regular salary. They would be entitled to more tax credits and lower tax percentage by each only receiving half, instead of one receiving all.

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u/Good-Presentation-11 3d ago

Yeah it's not fair for one to be stuck in a building 40+ hours a week and not get compensated at all

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u/BlarneyBlackfyre 3d ago

One should apply for unemployment

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u/ambigymous 3d ago

Disability

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u/MembershipThrowAway 3d ago

The private investigator hired to prove fraud would have a very interesting time lol

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u/spoilingattack 3d ago

I’m curious about things like life insurance or health insurance. Would they need one policy or two?

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u/Aaron_Lecon 2d ago

It probably makes more sense to just have 1 because if one dies the other also dies.

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u/Broritto1238 3d ago

Legally speaking who’s the mother if they get pregnant? Assuming this isn’t a situation where consent from both heads was obviously given (I.e a planned birth rather than a random pregnancy NOT RAPE) I wouldn’t be surprised if the originator of the idea is the mother, but I’m not sure. This is all assuming that the singular set of reproductive organs they have are functioning which I have no idea concerning

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u/Mary_Pick_A_Ford 3d ago Silver

Next on Maury, we have seen many situations where we don’t know who the daddy is but THIS TIME WE DONT KNOW WHO THE MOMMY IS. STAYED TUNED

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u/BlarneyBlackfyre 3d ago

In the documentary it says their reproductive organs function normally and they want to to have kids one day

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u/Mechbeast 2d ago edited 2d ago

I forget the details, but there has been at least one documented case of an absorbed twin(chimerism) where the entire reproductive system belonged to the absorbed twin. The woman never knew she had shared a womb with a twin and lead to legal problems for her when a maternity test yielded negative results that said she wasn’t the (biological) mother of children that she herself had birthed.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Fairchild

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u/PositronGt 3d ago

2 nervous systems. So if there is pain, only one of them feels it?

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u/Expensive-Document41 3d ago

A quick Wiki search says they each have motor control their respective half of their body and each only feel things on their dominant side with some overlap in the middle of their chest and back. Interestingly it mentions that stomachaches are actually felt by the person whose GI tract it isn't.

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u/CrotchCancer 3d ago

So do they have to coordinate walking? each being in controll of one leg? I have so many questions. What's their relationship like? Do they fight? This shit is fascinating

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u/Floppydisksareop 3d ago

I've seen interviews with them, where they seem like they can sort of know what the "other head" is thinking. I don't know how it works but it seemingly does.

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u/CrotchCancer 3d ago

They must spend the majority of their life answering the questions of curious people.

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u/Nroke1 3d ago

They are teachers.

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u/MarsMonkey88 3d ago

In interviews where they were younger they each spoke individually, but in adult interviews they do they joint speaking thing where they both says parts of the sentence, sometimes both saying the same word. It’s really interesting.

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u/Expensive-Document41 3d ago

First one is definitive yes. They had to learn to coordinate walking, running, swimming and any other motor skill activity. But they've done it so long that it sounds like its mostly reflexive now.

Each of them can write, so I dunno if that would be classified as ambidextrous.

As for the other stuff, no clue.

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u/CrotchCancer 3d ago

What a unique existence. Thanks for the info

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u/pascaling_picasso 3d ago

Show the vasculature. Do 2 thoracic aortas fuse to become one abdominal aorta before they bifurcate to normal iliac arteries?

Does the right heart only supply the right arm and left heart/left arm?

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u/JJTRN 2d ago

This is everything I want to know. There’s a 3rd kidney. Whose vasculature? I just want to see their vasculature. In 3-D.

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u/Rosesh_I_Sarabhai 3d ago

Remember the scene from American Horror Story S4 where Evans Peter dude has sex with Lady Sarah Paulson. So if they only have one reproductive organ, but two brains/nervous systems, did both brains receive the same amount of pleasure or was it different?

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u/errkanay 2d ago

This is what I'm wondering. Especially since they both had SOs.... they only have one vagina, so how does sex work for them both? Do they both feel it? Is it a polyamorous type of situation? Seeing as they're all having sex with each other....

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u/spicyystuff 3d ago

This could literally be an r/ShowerThoughts and I bet it won’t even get removed

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u/off-and-on 3d ago

That's impossible, everything gets removed there.

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u/Rolandersec 3d ago

They drove by my house one day. I’ll be honest I was confused for a moment. I knew who they where so I figured it out pretty quickly.

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u/Mary_Pick_A_Ford 3d ago

I wonder what they think about while shitting on the toilet together.

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u/nflxtothemoon 3d ago

Since they've done it together since day 1, it must be normal for them. They probably chat with each other

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u/Nogardust 3d ago

On the other side, I'm not sure there's a lot to chat about left when you're literally together the whole life

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u/lanikers 3d ago

Met them in person at San Luis hotel in Galveston

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u/PrincessShelbyy 3d ago

Omg I remember meeting them on the ferry in Galveston when I was a kid. Small world.

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u/Deuspanen 3d ago

With one set of reproductive organs but two nervous system how sex work??

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u/RobedMonkey 3d ago Table Slap

They decide how to use their shared reproductive system I guess.

imagines how odd it would be to have to ask my conjoined twin if I can jerk it for the 3rd time today to milf porn, even tho he's gay

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u/RegularAvailable4713 3d ago

How does this even work? Normally it is the brain that activates the organ when excited, but if there are two brains with different sensations...

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u/KingdomofNerdum 3d ago

Holy shit. You just brought up a crazy point. If you are conjoined twins and one is straight and one is gay but you both share one set of genitalia. Now that's a complicated situation.

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u/WhyDoWeExist_ 3d ago

Split screen gaming was made for this reason

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u/MrStealY0Meme 3d ago

“Just close your eyes, I just need 5 minutes, I’ll let you know when it’s your turn”

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u/VancouverChubbs 3d ago edited 3d ago

How do orgasms work!? Do they always orgasm together? I believe they are controlled by your brain, so I'd guess not but that would be so wild for one to orgasm and not the other....

Imagine the arguments, why do you always cum with your sisters husband?

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u/Fake_earthling 3d ago

Only one liver?

Worst scenario if one of her is alcoholic...

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u/Expensive-Document41 3d ago

I imagine their unique circumstances has led them to be very cooperative on most issues and mindful of how one's actions have a tangible, quantifiable impact on the other.

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u/-SaC 3d ago

This was an issue for the 'original' Siamese twins, Chang and Eng. Chang was an alcoholic, but Eng wasn't. In fact, Chang would cause shit that he should have been thrown in jail overnight for, but it would have amounted to unlawful imprisonment for Eng, so he avoided it.

Both were married, and they had many children. Chang died three hours before Eng.

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u/DuncanGDA666 3d ago

If one drank a load of alcohol, would the other feel drunk as well? Surely right? You're out at a party, not wanting to drink, then all of a sudden your twins taken 5 shots without you looking and now all of a sudden you're hammered, making out with Brad and showing everybody all three of your tits.

I have so so many more questions about how they exist as people. It's so crazy

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u/Fellowes321 3d ago

Where do they buy clothes?

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u/NightyKnight69 2d ago

These girls should do an AMA, there are soooo many questions roaming around in this comment section

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u/CHIEFTAINTEROIX 3d ago

Goddamn. If one has a heart attack, the other slowly rots from infection/gangrene

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u/SoliloquyBlue 3d ago

Unfortunately, the other would die pretty quickly due to all the signals being sent from the dying twin's body for the cells to die. The conjoined twins Chang and Eng died within two hours of each other, despite having a plan to separate if one of them died. They sent for the family doctor, but he didn't arrive in time.

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u/rTracker_rTracker 3d ago

I believe each one of them is married to a different man, but they only share one sex organ.

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u/nflxtothemoon 3d ago

How does that even work? Will the other twin just pretend shes not there when her sister is with her lover?

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u/Practice_NO_with_me 3d ago edited 3d ago

Honestly, i imagine it's very much a poly-ish kinda thing. they would have to find a guy who essentially likes and is attracted to both of them because he will in essence be having sex with both of them. Now I hear they're extremely talented at disassociating when needed so maybe one like watches TV while the other fucks? But they each control half of the body so they both basically have to be involved in the act while it's happening. And on top of all this the guy also needs to be cool with splitting his partner with another guy half the time so those two dudes would have to be cool with each other too. Ideally of course they all 3.5 fuck each other at the same time in one big bed, y'know, for efficiency.

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u/Nostromeow 2d ago

This is wild lol. And I struggle to find a partner as a not siamese person but here they are managing probably the most complicated romantic relationships I’ve ever heard of ! Good for them all honestly. It’s really impressive that they manage such a unique condition so well.

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u/perd-is-the-word 2d ago

I first read this as “I struggle to find a partner who is a not Siamese person” and was wondering what kind of dating apps you’re on

But think about it if you’re permanently attached to someone for life getting along with that person is a matter of survival. Furthermore it may seem strange to us but negotiating these things is something they’ve done since birth and probably feels normal and natural to them. In fact probably hard for them to imagine going through life essentially alone like the rest of us do, without a best friend and companion who experiences all the same things and is always there to talk to.

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u/biddilybong 3d ago

I believe they both have a man. The questions are endless.

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u/playmeortrademe 3d ago

I just wanna know what they talk about when they are shitting together

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u/EvenWonderWhy 3d ago Silver

"it's your turn to wipe"

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u/hosayboh 3d ago

“I’m not cleaning your shit bitch!”

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u/PiecesofJane 3d ago

Can you imagine knowing what your sister's lover is like in bed, and then having to compartmentalize when you're with yours? And vice versa.

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u/noweirdosplease 3d ago

Or what if one twin is into freaky stuff, and the other one isn't. Hopefully they have similar likes and dislikes

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u/blown-upp 2d ago

They finish each others sentences, hard to imagine their taste diverging that much

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u/gizmo1024 2d ago

They probably finish each-others spouses too…

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u/AlanParsonsProject11 2d ago

Same genetics and same stimuli their entire life, would be stranger if they didn’t have the same likes and dislikes

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u/WillyNillyDilly87 2d ago

I grew up in the same area as Brittney and Abby and they just go about life like any other person out there. Crazy to see how much adversity they over come daily.

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u/klippDagga 2d ago

I saw them at several high school sporting events as their school was in the same conference as mine. They were completely normal kids in every way other than the fact that they are conjoined. They appeared to have lots of friends and were always talking and giggling like high schoolers do.

Even though I knew that I was probably going to see them, the first time, I still wasn’t prepared to see them in person. It’s just so different. But, after a short time, they just blended in with the crowd. I hope they’re still doing well and wish them the best.

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u/WillyNillyDilly87 2d ago

100% it seemed like they weren't bothered by it and people didn't really stare or take pictures and stuff so I'm sure they felt like a completely normal person. Minnesota nice lol

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u/succesful_garlic_8 3d ago

Imagine NEVER being alone - like ever. You can never have one single solitary second of privacy or solitude. I don’t think I’d want to live, to be honest. That’s got to be the worst thing imaginable. There is always someone right there.

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u/this-some-shit 3d ago

Except you only find that unbearable because you have that solitude. They've never known anything else. The idea of total solitude is probably just as strange to them.

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u/SlothInASuit86 3d ago

They've never known solitude, so how can they miss it?

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u/Nidman 3d ago

I honestly bet they like it. Everyone else dies alone.

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