18 June 2015 in Notes
Abigail and Brittany Hensel are 2 women with one body.
These two women (not one) are actually dicephalic parapapagus twins, which means that they are conjoined at the body. Although it may look like there is just one body between them, they actually have a lot of their own organs; including heart, spine, spinal cord and stomach. Each twin can also control their own half of their body, meaning that they have one leg and one arm to control each. When they were small children, this obviously made things extremely difficult when it came to trying to coordinate everything.
After all, can you imagine trying to walk when someone else has control of your other leg?! The two were born in Minnesota in 1990 to a mother who is a registered nurse and a father who is a carpenter and landscaper. They also have a younger brother and a younger sister, neither of whom have any second heads.