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This is Lydia Fairchild, and she is one of the rare people in the world known as human chimeras. When a fertilized egg meets another fertilized egg in the womb it has 2 choices: develop separately into fraternal twins, or absorb the competition. Chimeras occur when the twin is absorbed but doesn't die, instead continuing to live in your body. Thus one person carries 2 different set of genes, with random organs having your twin's DNA. Anyone could be a chimera without knowing it.
Real life Shrek. Maurice Tillet was actually a very intelligent person who was a poet and writer. He could speak 14 languages. Tillet was born in 1903, and as a teenager he manifested a rare disease called acromegaly, which caused his bones to grow uncontrollably. As a result his body was disfigured, and he turned into what people back then referred to as “freak show”; He took advantage of his condition, turning into a pro wrestler called the “freak ogre of the ring”.
Myrtle Corbin "Myrtle was able to control the limbs of her sister but was unable to use them for walking and she herself had a difficult time getting around as she was born with a clubbed foot. Technically, the ‘Four-Legged Woman’ only had one good, usable leg. Myrtle was a popular attraction with P.T. Barnum, and later with Ringling Bros. and Coney Island. Her popularity was likely linked to her showmanship – she would often dress the extra limbs with socks and shoes ma...
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),
Click to read the story of the human frog baby born in 1947. Made me sad that they exploited the poor little thing before it died. It needed to be cuddled and loved after it was born..not held up for the camera.
yes, this is real... a case of a genetic mutation that causes facial duplication. It actually isnt a twinning situation after all. However, Siamese and parasitic twins are being born every day in the world. it is facinating and sad and amazing.