Saturday, February 17, 2007

Girl With Two Heads
























Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel were born on 7 March 1990, Carver County, Minnesota, United States and they are dicephalic conjoined twins. Brittany is the left twin, and Abigail is the right twin. They have two spines which join at the pelvis. They have two stomachs, three lungs, and two arms. (A third, underdeveloped and useless arm between their heads was removed in infancy.)

Most of Abigail and Brittany's shared organs lie below the waist line. The deatil is presented below:

2 heads
2 arms -- originally 3, but the short malformed central arm was removed
2 spinal cords and backbones which merge at the pelvis - surgery corrected scoliosis
3½ lungs -- surgery expanded their chest cavity
2 breasts
2 hearts in a shared circulatory system -- medicine taken by either affects both
1 liver
2 stomachs
3 kidneys
2 gallbladders
1 bladder
1 ribcage
1 large intestine
1 female reproductive system

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dancestoblue said...

Your title is incorrect - it's not 'Girl With Two Heads', it's 'Two Girls With One Body'. Or some such.

These girls are everything every teen girl is supposed to be - goofy, innocent, happy, lots of friends, big clowns, pretty as springtime. I love that they seem completely unaffected by what could be devastating in a lesser community, with lesser family, probably if the twins were lesser people themselves. But they're not.

The best photo is the kids in hats, they could be any sisters, clowning for the camera; somewhere I've got a picture of my niece in damn near that same pose, wearing a hat, that same sneer. Comical. These girls rock, supercool that they are so normal. (As far as teens can be normal, anyways.)

I'd seen a bit of the documentary about these kids on youtube, came across this blog linked from reddit and figured it had to be these two characters.

matt said...
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matt said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT MAN THAT IS FUCKING WRONG PUT THEM DOWN AT BIRTH DAMN MAN NO FUCKING WAY HITLER HAD THE RIGHT IDEA

"pretty as springtime"? yeah dumbass maybe if springtime was deformed in an accident then got two heads and made me want to fucking shoot it

"big clowns"? those are some scary ass fucking clowns nigger i wouldnt send my kids to one of those fuckin clowns cause theyd probably kill it then fight over who gets to eat the carcass

like what the fuck man i dont know how their "friends" stand to be around them without throwing up i could never make eye contact with them (WHICH EYES TO LOOK AT LOL) i bet you theyre just doing it so they can be prom queen like come on im so nice i hang out with the circus freak like all the fucking time vote for me yay

although fucking them would be cool cause when they give head itd be like you were getting double teamed

ok id like to retract my previous statements

thanks for listening peace out

timdaw said...

matt, are you real or is this just an attempt to upset people? I hope it's the latter, in which case, why? silly boy, I hope you grow up soon.

matt said...

which one of the freaky two heads are you "timdaw"? the ugly one or the ugly one that won't shut up?

Christopher said...

matt-

wow you're really funny and cool.

and the part about where you talk about 'your kids'...in order to have kids you have to start by getting a girl to at least kiss you.

which will never, ever, ever happen.

go back to your videogames and your chronic masturbating.

it's ok- the world needs people like you too.

best,

chris

Kit said...

I gotta know... what's it like when they have to use the bathroom? Do they both get the urge, or does one get it and tell the other?

And for that matter, their sex life is going to be interesting.

Still - I'm glad that they're able to live fairly normal lives.

Hugh said...

They seem pretty normal. As theyre two seperate people wouldnt it be a bit difficult having an intimate relationship?

yeh, theyre cool. ;)

Kathryne said...

Hmm...that's certainly interesting. They seem to lead pretty normal lives, but it still bothers me. What if one of them died of a brain problem? You can't very well have you're dead sister connected to your body... no secrets, eh?

I think although they lead "normal lives", I think that's kind of a society thing right? What about college? Can only one of them get to Harvard and the other gets into Michigan State? And dating? OMG- how difficult. I feel bad for them, because they are handicapped, just like lots of other really great people. Helen Keller for example. I really feel for them, because they are so strong, but it's still disturbing...

Eureka said...

Yo yo yo! Nice blog. Not that my opinion is ever taken seriously. I am an evil vacuum afterall...

brokenspatula said...

It reads:
"2 spinal cords and backbones which merge at the pelvis"

Does this mean both girls have the same sensations below the pelvis? The girls share one bladder, if one must go to the bathroom, must the other go as well? If so, which girl(or both) has control over muscles below the pelvis?

Above the pelvis, does each girl have control over one side of the body?

hesitant scribe said...

Dancestoblue, you are quite right. They are two individual girls with all the feelings, worries, and intelligence of any normal teenager. A documentary of the girls was on UK television last night.



The girls are lucky to have been raised in a small town where people accept them for who they are, as individuals, and I question the wisdom of 'showing' them to the world. Hopefully they'll be strong enough to take any stupid remarks, because they are bright, beautiful young ladies who have already shown a bravery and dignity beyond measure.

I hope they never have to read some of the comments made here - insensitive, cruel, and extremely childish.

andy93 said...

OMFG matt u are F**king out of order saying that!!
they cant help it!
And all u other people who agree with him want to be put down them selves
U CAN ALL GO 2 HELL WHO AGRRE WITH HIM AND I HOPE MATT DIES SLOWLY AND HORRIBLY
and that comment bout hitler
U ARE F**KING SICK, U PRICK!

Doug said...

Very interesting. I'm for eugenics and preventing births of mentally retarded and highly physically deformed people because they can't survive on their own and are only a drain of resources from otherwise able-minded/bodied people. However, these girls are pretty normal other than being identical twins who didn't quite separate. They have normal minds, normal bodies, come from apparently intelligent, healthy parents. In all likelihood, they'll have no trouble supporting themselves, so Matt's comments aren't really reasonable. There are definite advantages to this though, for driving one can look around to see if any car is in the other lane. It's literally like having another set of eyes. Interesting how they'd walk and type, when they have 2 brains. Just very interesting studies that could be done to see how they coordinate their individual willpower for the common good of both.

binam said...

these girls are amazing cuz they are human with different experience of life I really adore them I wish I know them per sonly so I would know how they experience the life
I love them they are so cute

Bowie said...

People have a right to live. Any comments on "they should be put down" are ridiculous. They just show how stupid and ignorant some of the population really is. In my opinion, people like matt are the people who need sympathy. Their idiotic views are indicative of their life and emotional level.

Nabeel said...

matt are you a fucking retard? you mother should have put you down at birth .. oh sorry .. that can't happen .. you are a test tube baby.

The two girls, I think are awesome and thank God that they have grown so much now and i mean it's touch to have two heads (hell it's tough to have six fingers and go to school) .. but I am happy for the two girls and their friends.

Lone said...

Even if they didn't have two heads they still look like morons.

Sam said...

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i found there myspace, send them a message or something

FPF422 said...

Who is for putting Matt out of his misery?

To the girls, Courage... the world is full of assholes...

Susan said...

I have seen these girls in a documentary. They are 2 of the most amazing, normal girls I have ever seen. At first it does seem strange when watching them but it only takes a few minutes before you are watching them in amazement. Kudos to their friends, of which they have many.

kittie said...

i can't hear the video because my soundcard isn't working, but keeping secrets sounds hard.
except... "what are you thinking?"

i'm sure they both feel the same sensations below the waist, dearys.

hunger is probably a different issue, but having to use the restroom with one large intestine is not.

seeing as one has no choice but to follow the other, i wonder if they're better at cooperation than other young people.

imagine being attached to someone from birth.

they are two people above the waist, remember that. lovely people in fact, if one can see past the obvious.

kittie said...

i'llo bet "having two heads" makes one exponentially more intelligent.

Mike said...

I saw a program last night about these two wonderful girls. I sure with the strenght and spirit shown by these young ladies they will have a good live.

As to Matt, you're one of the reasons why they need to add more bleach to the gene pool.

thalys said...

I will like to know if there is only one nervous system which controls the whole of the body and the movements, and if the blood circulatory system is also the same one, the girls having two hearts, but for example, only one pair of legs. Thank you for this biological and physiological information stalemate thalys, of Pau, France.

Reggie said...

Fascinating and thought-provoking.

If anybody knows, I'd be much obliged if you could tell me how they walk. Does one twin control the motor function of the legs, or does it require coordination?

One way or the other I think I'd rather have a robot body than that chatty one yapping away all the time.

frans said...

Abby & Brit... you girls ROCK! :)

Doug York said...

My daughter and I wathched your special on TV.
And I just wanted to say you girls are awesome.
God bless!

Miffed said...

I actually saw the documentary on these girls....and it was phenominal. What these two have accomplished is something to be not only respected, but commended. Those of you who call this "sick" or "F-d up" need to broaden their scope of acceptance. If I had an ounce of the tenacity of these girls, I could take over the world.

test said...

so how does this work? does one brain control the whole body? half, or can they swap drivers.... that'd be sweeeeeeet.

snakenez said...

Those girls are beautiful inside and out. They show the world how we create our limitations. And if your love is big enough and your faith is big enough there is no mountain you can't climb.They are a true testimony to their family and friends. And for those who made such cruel comments all I can say is look in the mirror and you will see what an ugly freak is.

Jason said...

what legends these girls are.





matt your typical of what i detest in the world

ydb1 said...

Good onya girls






Matt your typical of what i detest in this world

Grafik said...

Ok, here's what I, and I'll bet most people want to know but are afraid to ask. Now before you condemn these questions as stupid or perverted, keep in mind these are the issues these girls have to deal with now that they're "of age".

First, assuming they're normal in every way, as has been been touted and confirmed, that means they should have a normal libido. So, also assuming they can date but realistically won't progress to intercourse anytime soon, do they masturbate to relieve tension? If they do, who feels it? Do both of them feel everything below the waist or does each of them feel each side of their privates? If Abby checks out what she considers a hot guy and becomes aroused, does Brittany also? If one or both become aroused, do they masturbate? If so, do they take turns? Do they both feel orgasms or just one of them? And if one does progress with a particular male to intercourse, does the other one just shut her eyes and think of dead kittens or something? Or is she actually physically unable to shut off the sensations?

Please, keep any immature comments to yourself. Yes, these are difficult, maybe even bizarre, but legitimate questions.

Grafik said...

Ok, here's what I, and I'll bet most people want to know but are afraid to ask. Now before you condemn these questions as stupid or perverted, keep in mind these are the issues these girls have to deal with now that they're "of age".

First, assuming they're normal in every way, as has been been touted and confirmed, that means they should have a normal libido. So, also assuming they can date but realistically won't progress to intercourse anytime soon, do they masturbate to relieve tension? If they do, who feels it? Do both of them feel everything below the waist or does each of them feel each side of their privates? If Abby checks out what she considers a hot guy and becomes aroused, does Brittany also? If one or both become aroused, do they masturbate? If so, do they take turns? Do they both feel orgasms or just one of them? And if one does progress with a particular male to intercourse, does the other one just shut her eyes and think of dead kittens or something? Or is she actually physically unable to shut off the sensations?

Please, keep any immature comments to yourself. Yes, these are difficult, maybe even bizarre, but legitimate questions.

Ben & Celina said...

I saw their documentary, and it was pretty interesting. One controls their side of the body, and the other their side. These girls are like best friends who complete each other's sentences, they know what each other wants to do, and when to do it. They walk in perfect harmony, which is amazing considering it would be like the three legged race for most people. They have driver's licenses, are of normal intelligence, they even play sports in school. They really are like two girls in one body. They have two different personalities.

It's really interesting...

free said...

Fisrt off, you two are the best example of what courage really means. You are an inspiration to all of those who think that everyting in their lives has gone terrably wrong and think they are suffering.

This is a wake up call.
I'm one of those people.

The second is that you take it all with such a big smile and happiness.

I've read some of the other comments. Don't let them bring you down. Keep your head(s) high.

The only thing that really counts is what you think of your self and each other.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, each other. It is that (LOVE of Each Other) that will bring you safely through those pit falls of life.

No matter what some may say about you. Always remember, to never let them take away your rights as Human Beings. Because no matter what you look like, the bottom line is that you are HUMAN an therefore have the same rights as anyone else.

You are not a freik of nature and you are not an outcast. You are simple everyday individuals.

Your life is your life and Live it the way you see fit.

ashleyOHIO said...

woah, i don't know what i'd do if i was attached to one of my sisters. i don't think i could do it. these girls must really love eachother to be attached.
they've got to be brave. i don't know them, so i can't say that they are, but i mean, they have to be. it's amazing, and they're so lovely too! they look like just normal girl, and then you really look at the pictures, and see that they are really in a way, one. wow.

joshjosh123 said...

As I looked into girls photos I was impressed on how brave they are. God made you that way and you should be happy about anything God is giving you. There was a story in the bible where a man was born blind and Jesus's disciples bring the man to Jesus and ask him "Why this man was born blind? Is his parents a sinner or this man a sinner himself that's why God made him blind at the time of his birth". Jesus said, this man nor his parents has nothing to do with his condition, he was born blind SO THAT GOD COULD DISPLAY HIS POWER TO THIS MAN. I can conclude that these girls born that way in order for God to display his power to them someday and reveal to them his majesty and glory.

Roger Levy said...
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Roger Levy said...

i am happy for them that they are so lucky to be alive, but, personally, i think they are a little lame for being such an awesome set of siamese twins yet trying so hard to appear/act normal for the benefit of everyone. they should like, do funny tricks like, one pretends to start a sneeze and the other one finishes it. haha. all the best!

OneFromIsrael said...

hi my name is raz and i from israel.
u two so beautiful and smart!
and so cute too!!
we love u in israel!
'cos u two so excite us!
have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

You ask about which one gets the urge to go to the bathroom, but I would like to know which one has to wipe?

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Anonymous said...

Quandry:
They will be of legal age in four months. Some important questions.

Likely they will get a job; only one job task can be performed. Do they get one pay check or two? Do they file one tax return or two? I'd read in the pst they each have a SSN. So likely they will split a paycheck and have to file two tax returns. Put yourself in the employer's place. You have one body performing the work. Do you want to give out double the pay?

Let's say they want to get married and have children. Is there one husband or two? How do you determine who is the mother of the child. Do you track which ovary released the egg to determine which one is the mother? Put yourself in the place of the boyfriend/husband. Is this considered Polygyny or Polyandry? Or is it both.

I am not making fun of this. I'm asking serious questions.

Anonymous said...

I think they are hot.

Windemon said...

These girls are really a work of some powerful force indeed =]
Well firstly- they both share the sexual sensation.
secondly- thy both have the urge for the toilet, some delay but almost in synq.
Then there is the question of relationships.
you see as they have been together all their loves they like similar men. however they are, right now out having fun...and not going into deep relationships as of yet, i would presume they would not have a sexual relationship yet, until a means of doing it seperatly is found.

tsunamideathtoll said...

That's great!! One can lick your b*llz while the other takes the load!! It's like a sexy nightmare come true!!

Gothlieb said...

When they masturb, who comes? Abby, Brittany, or they come together?

The third proposition is realy interesting...

WhackedOutWizard said...

Well I am a 19 year old male and Matt (a rude poster on here before me) seems to be young, or younger and I apologise for his rudeness. But I have gotta say at 19 most 19 year olds are the most judgmental people on the internet and I think these girls are beautiful and people on here saying stuff about them .... I am sure that they are just trying to hide the fact that
these girls are most precious or beautiful, than anything that they will ever date......... oh yeah Abby or Brittany if you read this just remember... I am single and semi-looking so check me out on myspace:
myspace.com/DeathDweller69

Anonymous said...

I think we should really respect them.

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Anonymous said...

i am amazed by these girls that they can live a normal life like that. i applaud them.

but i'm wondering some things medically: I'm assuming each side controlls that arm, but who controlls the walking?
They have two stomachs, but if one eats and the other doesnt, do they both feel hungry?

Are they graded in class seperatly? the video never said.

What happens when they do decide to date, if they havent done so already? Do they only date one guy together? or do they each try to get a boyfriend?

And dont hate me for this, my friend was asking this: If one, uh, pleasures herself, i'm sure the other gets the sensation too. but is it considered incest?

Still, I applaud them and their bravery.

Aristeo Canlas Fernando said...

Abigail and Brittany have different personalities. What this only means is that there are two different souls in their shared physical body. And God was the one who put these souls in that body.

You may question if this is intelligent design. I would say that it is a fulfillment of one of the prophecies of the Holy Spirit revealed in 1979. To look for that website, just google "peacecrusader way life prophecy".

NJewel said...

May Christ be with you through all of your trials and joys. You have a perfect body waiting for you in heaven and the one that you were given now is one that is there for a purpose. Accept that God has a bigger plan than any of us can fathom and He loves you. He promises to redeem you and you will both be looking down on this forsaken place with peace and love. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if the twins are comfortable with each other completely. I've seen them holding hands, but they probably never hold hands such a way where they play with each other thumb fingers, holding them in such a way where they stick thumb nails into each other like many other people do.

strong-pride said...

You know we all go through life lonely and not knowing what we are gonna do from day to day. There's lots of struggles we have to overcome and we don't know how to solve many of our problems. Personally I believe Abby and Brittany don't need our sympathy. Maybe some of us could learn from their strength. For all those wondering how they control their bladder, who wipes.. all these proposterous and totally irrelevant questions. I feel sorry for you narrow minded people! You all are the one's who need our sympathy. For Christ's sake as if being a child in this world isn't hard enough there are ignorant people like this in our world too. Who is to say who is "normal?" Being gay I get a lot of the "normal" talk. I don't understand who's who to say what. As far as I can remember there is one person with the power and authority to judge and of us. I don't believe any one of of us beings on this earth in whatever way shape or form we are in have the right to call ourselves "normal." We all have problems, we all have issues, and we all have lives of our own to live. Who wants to be "normal" when we can shine in different ways just being ourselves.
To Abby and Brittany. You are beautiful and have some of the most life I've seen in anyone in my 25 years on this Earth. You are lucky to have each other. The problems and questions you have unanswered I know you will find in time like we all do. I wish you the best of luck and in your lives. You can do whatever the two of you desire if you put your minds to it and try for it. Don't let the negativity bring you down.. just pray for the close minded. That's a sickness a lot of people in this world seem to have. Whether it's a situation like yours, like mine, or the millions of others people get judged for. There's always gonna be something we as humans don't understand. But you aren't objects. You are two young girls and people need to realize that. Wish you the best.
Your friend
Erin

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I wanna fuck them (or her) and see how they (or she) feel (feels). :)

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Why do I guess the people with the really dumb comments are McCain supporters?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Abby and Brittany, You both are so Beautiful, your lucky to have each other, and I Wish I had someone to get along with like that. People who are posting rude comments about you are just jealous that they don't have someone who loves them as much as you love each other.. Especially that "Matt" asshole, and Guess what girls, I've turned 16 not too long ago as well. Its amazing that some people on here can't be Mature enough to think Properly and place themselves in the shoes of their Victims and see how they feel. You beautiful girls deserve better than that. I know I've said it before but I'll say it again, you both are So lucky to have each other.. You're never alone, and when one of you needs a friend, or someone to talk to, Your sister is always there to help you, my brother isn't like that with me, he just minds his own business. Oh.. And.... here is a little message for this "Matt" Person:

Why the hell are you so Disrespectful? Is it because... Your jealous or upset that nobody cares about you the way that Abby and Brittany care about each other? Or.. the fact that your so immature that you can't even get a brain to think about how mean and wrong what you said really was. Abby and Brittany deserve Nice words and what do you do? You bash them on the internet and get everyone pissed off at you, cuz you want attention. Well guess what, your not getting very positive attention. So why not keep your mouth shut and use your brain for other things than.. ohh lets see... being an attention seeker, and being a bully to Handicapped people, which is technically VERY low and shallow. Proves how stupid and idiotic you are, you stupid Cretin.

Once again Abby and Brittany, You are both beautiful, and I hope you girls are always happy the way you are no matter what anyone says (Randomly Glares at Matt's Comments) Good luck, you two are fantastic. ;)

~†~Christine~†~

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Anonymous said...

wow it must be tough going through life like this but at the same time I admire them alot for being strong girls

Anonymous said...

wow it must be tough going through life like this but at the same time I admire them alot for being strong girls

Anonymous said...

wow it must be tough going through life like this but at the same time I admire them alot for being strong girls

Anonymous said...

Do you have permission to use these photos? I know the family personally, and have sent them the link. I'm sure they won't be thrilled

Anonymous said...

I have many questions regarding these girls.What if one head is a lesbian and the other is not? What is the other head to do while the lesbian head is doing her thing? Do they date 1 guy or two; What if they are dating 2 guys and want to have sex with each of the guys, which guy goes first? What if they marry 2 guys, will that be a 3 some?

Anonymous said...

wow, these girls are truly brave to let douche bags like matt and those who agree with him voice their opinoins on their situation. i do believe these girls have strength and a remarkably high tolerance however i also feel ppl of all shapes and sizes suffer through judgement on a dailybases, which makes these girls "normal". i don't believe in normality but to the hierachy that is today's civilization my previous statement is true. henceforth, i say good luck to these girls in the intolerant and discriminating world that is surronded with wankers like matt, i also say keep on living life as wonderfully as u have thusfar.

Anonymous said...

matt ur an asshole and you guys are beautiful, i would have sex with you but dont think im a pervert please im a nice guy

Anonymous said...

i dont mean to be horrible i have an immense amount of respect for these girls but if it one of them were die? what would happen?

sergio said...

HI. WHO OF THEM, MOVES THE LEGS?, DECIDE TO RUN, TO SIT. ??
HOW IT DOES WORK?

W.Pat said...

God you really are a piece of shit Matt. Sickening and I'm pretty sure Hitler would have chopped your weeny off and shoved it down your throat after pulling it out of your ass. And then kill you for the betterment of mankind.

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Matt's buttfucker said...

Matt, we had a world war to rid ourselves of Neo-Nazi's like you---
You are probably a homosexual who can't even get fucked in the ass.

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I think these girls are cool

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if they finger each other. Like it probably feels really good for the the one with the right arm to get fingered by the one with the left arm and vice versa. So in a way they're lucky in that they can always and immediately have someone who can make them feel good (that is, probably feels better than touching yourself.) I don't know, just wondering (but I'm sure no one would have the nerve to ask them about that.)

Anonymous said...

I think it would be cool if they became porno stars (star), and like they could take turns giving head.

jonathan said...

Abby and brit rock. You guys are the best. And to the retards who judge these girls, go play with your rock collection. Assuming you know what one is.

1 I Photography said...

I want to spoil them and give them every and anything they want. They deserve everything just for having to deal with society. Bless their 2 hearts JAH.

Jack said...

All of you who make comments like matt are really needing help.... good luck with so little life you all have