Abigail Loraine Hensel ( Abby) and Brittany Lee Hensel ( Brittany) are conjoined twins with two separate heads and a single body, and were born in Minnesota. Not expected to live for long, these girls have completed 26 years of being together, and have left the medical field completely baffled. They are truly believed to be a miracle and their body coordination is one thing that surprises everyone alike. Their parents were against the idea of them being separated surgically, as it did not promise their survival. They share the same body, but do not agree with everything. Abby is more bossy, when compared to Brittany. Even simple actions like clapping and walking, require a lot of coordination and concentration for these girls. They’ve tackled everything that came their way, and are ready to face anything that comes in the future too.
In this article, we bring to you a few very interesting and surprising facts about these girls.
1. They were born on the 7th of March, 1990.
Abby and Brittany were born on 7th March, 1990 to parents Patty and Mike Hansel.
2. Like you and me, they aren’t very fond of mornings too!
Mother of the twins, Patty, says that the girls do not like mornings as they find it difficult to sleep at night, with the turning and tossing around.
3. They are two very different people.
Though the girls share the same torso, they are very different from each other. Abby likes pink and thinks girly, while Brittany doesn’t.
4. They had only a minute chance of survival.
The girls had only 1 in a 30 million chance to survive the next 24 hours. They did get through it, and displayed that they were true fighters, right from the start.
5. They were born with 3 arms.
Abby and Brittany were born with three arms. The mid line arm was later removed.
6. They were born in Minnesota.
The girls were born and were raised in Minnesota.
7.They’ve appeared in a number of TV shows.
The girls have appeared in a number of TV shows, including the very famous Oprah Winfrey’s Show, ABC TV and a number of documentaries.
8. They have their own TV series.
They had their own TV series called ‘Abby & Brittany’, which began in the year 2012.
9. The driving dilemma
While driving, the opinions of the girls differ. Abby likes to drive fast, while Brittany doesn’t approve it.
10. They have younger siblings.
They have two younger siblings, a brother and a sister.
11. Their examinations.
The girls had to take up two tests in case of theory examinations and one in case of practical ones.
12. Making friends has never been difficult.
The twins have always been very social people and have never found difficulty in talking to new people or making friends.
13. The protective friends!
Friends of these girls have always been protective of them and do not give anyone the chance of bullying these girls.
14. They have separate hearts.
There are two separate hearts for each of the girls. They also have separate lungs, stomachs, spinal cords.
15. They had to take two driving tests.
They had to take two driving tests, for each one of them controls each aspect of driving.
Abby and Brittany survived, when there were no hopes that they would. They’ve exhibited what courage is, and will continue to leave the world in awe of their abilities and personalities.
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