From the attached sisters who fell in love with the same man to the twins that shared the same brain, here are the Most Severe Cases of Conjoined Twins.
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7. Twins for life!
Conjoined twins from India, Sahu and Shivanath Sahu are 12 years old share the same pair of legs but had healthy lungs and hearts which allowed them to turn out equally as healthy. The villagers there believed that they were divine incarnations and were worshipping them as a result. Who would want to be separated if that’s the case?! Doctors think they could disattached them but they are happy with each other and declined the offer. They want to live together until they are old and live as they were made.
6. Laurie and Dori Schappell
This is proof that conjoined twins can go on to live different lives even though they’re sharing 30% of the same brain matter. Dori went on to be a country singer, identified herself as male and changed her name to George. Since George has spina bifida, he is 7 inches shorter than Lori. Lori is a trophy winning bowler but both are commonly on talk shows and documentaries and happy with their current lives.
5. The Original Siamese Twins
Eng and Chang were both born near Bangkok, Thailand in 1811 (known at that time as the Kingdom of Siam). The king of siam originally ordered them to be killed but their mother refused to hand them over.The brothers were attached by a thin piece of cartilage connecting each other's chests. Other than their livers being attached, they had completely separate systems. The twins began making a lucrative living playing in sideshows around the country and even fathered dozens of children. Chang eventually suffered from a stroke and was becoming a victim of alcoholism. He died before his brother Eng. It’s said that Eng died 3 hours after discovering his brother dead due to shock that his brother passed away. Can one conjoined twin live without the other?
4. Craniopagus Parasiticus
This real photograph of 10-month-old baby from Egypt named Manar is an unusual case of conjoined twins. The other twin is able to smile, laugh, and respond to stimuli but is not capable of living without the help of its twin since it has no organs. What was supposed to be a conjoined twin clearly didn’t fully develop as it was supposed to in the womb. There have only been 7 reported cases this around the world. The conjoined twins underwent a miraculous surgery but only one head come out alive. What’s your opinion on this? Do you believe one person was killed so the other could look more normal?
3. Eyes in the back of your head?
This is the true photo of Edward Mordake, who had a duplicate face on the back of his head. This might be considered a mutation but due to the fact that the face would seem to smile when Edward was happy and frown when it was sad, seems to raise some questions about what it is exactly, maybe a twin. It didn’t have ability to speak or eat but still deeply troubled Edward. He demanded that doctors remove it immediately but they refused. He often hallucinated and said that the face was talking to him with the voice of a demon. Edward could no longer handle the psychological torment and killed himself in his mid 20’s.
2. Indian Sister Love
If two girls are connected to the same body is it cheating if they love the same man? With 4 arms 3 legs and but 2 hearts, these girls find a similar interest; a man. It was love at first sight, when they laid all 4 of their eyes on him while he was working part-time at the circus. Also known as the spider twins at their show, these conjoined twins, Ganga and Jamuna have the same mutation as the boys in our #7 story. After facing rejection their entire life, this trio seems to be a great match and the twins are more cheerful than ever.
1. Fetus in Fetu
This man seems to appear to be pregnant but this is actually our number 1 most bizarre case of conjoined twins. Sanjay also from India, does have another body inside of him but that’s actually his brother living off his organs. Doctors originally opened him up, thinking it was a tumor but they were shocked at what the saw. The docters became to notice, limbs, fingers nails. His twin had been festering under his skin for the past 36 years. The deformed parasitic twin would have killed Sanjay in a matter of time and was basically feasting off. Normally this deformity is quickly detected with ultrasound but this was a rare case that happened been detected his entire life. Could this creature have had consciousness?