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),
The "lovely" Primwaddle Twins, Mort & Harvey,1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband, left after seeing the twins. Discordia was left alone to raise her twin boys as girls she & got away with it. She home-schooled them for 17 years until one of the twins, Mort, learned her was born a boy. The teenagerd twins murdered their mom in her sleep, strangled her, her eyes gouged out & replaced with doll eyes.
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...
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.
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.
In the 1930’s Pip and Flip were billed as the “The Twins from Yucatan”, although it is believed that the sisters were born near New York City. They were known as Pinheads, which is the slang term for a birth defect called microcephaly, which literally means small brain. Microcephalics' brains are missing the frontal lobe, and therefore their circuitry is kind of scrambled and they have a very fluid sense of time.
Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart***
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.