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IN People ON 12 Oct, 2016
Surely one of the Wonders of the world. Conjoined twins is an extremely rare phenomenon, even rarer than the blue moon! Their occurrence ranges from 1 in 49,000 births to 1 in 1,89,000 births. Most conjoined twins are stillborn. Lucky are those who are able to survive. Moreover, research says one-third die within 24 hours of their birth.
Conjoined twins are identical twins who are joined in the womb. Just imagine how tuff it must be to perform even all the daily actions. From using the washroom to simply eating your meals, everything must be a big task for them. They have a TLC show dedicated to them, under the name "Abby & Brittany". Aged 26 now, they are an excellent example of survival despite adversaries.
Here are some facts you need to know about them.
Despite having conjoined bodies, they have separate vital organs such as separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
Each twin controls half of "their" body, operating one arm and one leg.
Learning to crawl, walk or clap was difficult for them, because they had to coordinate. Can you ever think of these things to be difficult?
TLC offered to film a documentary of their teenage years, which later turned out to be a TV show.
For showing us their growing years. They can swim, drive, run and even ride a bicycle. To your amazement, they can even type. They just have to coordinate their efforts a little.
They can drive quite comfortably, with Abby having the right controls and Brittany the left. It's just that they had to take the written driving test twice, one for each twin.
They have different personalities, which is expressed through their clothes. They get a dressmaker to sew different necklines for each. Isn't that cool?
They hate it when people stare at them and click their pictures without their permission.
Brittany tends to stand and walk on her tip-toes.
They did so, fearing the warning of the doctors that they may not be able to survive the operation. They are happy this way too.
They have absolutely different interests. Abby loves mathematics and Brittany loves to write.
They told Discovery Channel that even they want to date, get married and have children. Great spirit!
For your wonder, they enjoy playing musical instruments, going bowling and playing volleyball. Rather, they are obsessed with these activities!
When they were six years old, they made it to the Oprah Winfrey Show. A big achievement!
After watching this, we can realize how struggling it is to survive like this.
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