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Fascinating Facts About Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel

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TLC docu-series, "Abby & Brittany"

If your guilty pleasure is reality television, you probably know Abby and Brittany Hensel. Officially, Abigail Loraine and Brittany Lee Hensel, the Hensel sisters are conjoined dicephalic parapagus twins whose own series Abby & Brittany has been running on TLC since 2012.

Their unique condition was already a subject of significant interest during their childhood and the twins made their way to Oprah, Life and Time Magazine as well as the Discovery Channel. Here are the twenty most fascinating things about Abby and Brittany’s conjoined life.

1. They share a body but they have separate vital organs

Each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs and spinal cord.

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Source:Matter Dome

2. Each twin controls her half of their body

They each operate one of the arms and one of the legs.

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Source:The Daily Mail

3. While growing up, learning how to crawl, clap or walk was difficult because they always had to be in sync

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Source:Delaware Reason

4. They have different distinctive walks

Brittany tends to stand and walk on her tip-toes!

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Source:Delaware Reason

5. Their parents rejected the option to separate the twins because it was unlikely both would survive

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Source:Matter Dome

6. When they turned 16, they were the subject of several documentaries out of which their show later developed

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Source:Delaware Reason

7. Together, they are able to walk, run, swim, drive, ride a bycicle and type

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Source:Delaware Reason

8. To drive, the twins had to take the written and driving test twice, one for each twin

When driving, Abby controls everything on the right of the driver’s seat and Brittany on the left

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Source: Delaware Reason

9. Their different personalities are sometimes expressed through their clothes

They get a seamstress to sew different necklines to emphasize their individuality.

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Source:TLC

10. Abby loves mathematics and Brittany loves writing

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Source:BBC

11. They went to Bethel University where they both majored in education, graduating in 2012

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Source:Matter Dome

12. They told the Discovery Channel that they hope to date, get married and have children

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Source:Crushable

13. Although they don’t mind being conjoined, they do hate it when people stare or take pictures without permission

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Source:New York Daily News

14. When they were six years old, they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show!

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Source:Matter Dome

15. They’re obsessed with playing musical instruments, going bowling and playing volleyball

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Source:Capital Bay News

16. They buy two movie tickets when they go to the cinema!

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Source:Emadion

17. One can get sick while the other twin stays healthy!

Brittany has suffered from pneumonia twice while Abby hasn’t had it at all.

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Source: Yahoo TV

18. They even get separate birthday cakes

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Source:Figure 8 Films

19. They often don’t feel hungry or sleepy at the same time

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Source:The Daily Mail

20. Brittany and Abby are primary school teachers with an emphasis on math

They said that they like teaching together because “one can be teaching and one can be monitoring and answering questions.”

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Source:Figure 8 Films
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