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Dipygus tripus (parasitic twin), case of Blanche Dumas (mislabeled on photographs as Dumont), born 1860. Photo left by A. Liebert, right by Pierre Petit, Paris. Inscription on photograph notes: Pelvis so broad a pelvimeter cannot span it. An illustration of Dumas was published in Part IV (page 168) of the collection of pictures of congenital abnormalities that form the basis of the four-volume atlas Human Monstrosities by Barton Cooke Hirst (1861-1935) and George Arthur Piersol (1856-1924),
Closer than ever… The million-to-one black and white twins Kian and Remee turn seven One is black and has big brown eyes. The other is a blue-eyed blonde with the palest of skin. They might share the same cheeky smile, but side by side, they could hardly look less alike. Yet remarkably, Kian and Remee are twins, born a minute apart.
An Afghan baby boy with his headless twin attached at the chest lies on a bed at the main hospital in Kunduz on September 14, 2009. The otherwise healthy infant was born on September 10 with the torso, legs and hands of male a twin attached...
Jean Libbera (1884 - 1936), AKA "The Double-Bodied Man," had his brother, Jacques Libbera, connected to his from his chest-stomach area. He was born in Rome. The parasitic twin was alive and could move as well. An X-ray showed that there was a head embedded within Jean with a circumference of about six inches. He got married and had four normal children.
Photograph, taken in 1925 of a girl visiting the grave of her twin sister who died in a house fire the year before. Parents of the girl saw her, on many occasions, talking to her sister like she was playing in her room, but no one was there, and they thought it was just part of the grieving process.
Frank Lentini was born in 1889 in Rosolini in Sicily, one of 12 children - His twin brother, who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals, was born attached to his spine - While he was billed as ‘The Man With Three Legs’, Lentini actually had 4 feet as a small malformed secondary foot protruded from his 3rd leg - In total, he had 3 legs, 4 feet, 16 toes and 2 sets of functioning male genitals - He married, and had 4 children - He continued touring until his death in 1966 at age 78
Johnny Eck (1911-1991) was born with sacral agenesis and had no legs. He had a twin brother Robert, seen here. He walked on his hands and had such a strong upper body he could do a one-armed handstand. The brothers joined the sideshow at age 12. They started in a magician's act where Robert was 'sawed in half' and Johnny jumped up and ran about, which was a great hit even though it left some running for the exit. The brothers never married and retired together in a home in Baltimore.