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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.

Abigail and Brittany Hensel are 22 year old conjoined twins from the United States. They have their own reality show on TLC 'Abby & Brittany'.

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),

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.

BB: have never seen this before. A small percentage of people are born with tales. Most of their parents have it removed shortly after birth. I guess hers didn't. Wonder if she can wag it?

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.

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...

Oskar Rudolph Dandersnatch. The twins were bankers of note, but lost it all in the crash of '29. They leapt to their deaths.