Living as One The life expectancy for conjoined twins who are unable to be separated strongly depends on what organs they share. Conjoined twins that share a heart for example have a low survival rate. Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon are currently the world’s oldest living conjoined twins at 61 years old. They have separate stomachs, lungs, and hearts, but share one large intestine and a single set of male reproductive organs. Their longevity is a medical miracle by itself
Ronnie and Donnie Galyon (born October 28, 1951) are two American conjoined twins, who hold the current record for the oldest living conjoined twins. With nine children to support, their father, Wesley, made the decision to take the twins on the road as a sideshow attraction. The boys were exhibited in sideshows throughout their childhood in the U.S. and later in Latin America. (Pictured here from late 1950's or early 1960's)
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.
Reincarnation: In 1958 Gillian and Jennifer Pollock were born – twins. Two years previously their sisters (also twins) had been killed in a car crash. Gillian was born bearing the same birthmarks as one of her sisters and as soon as the twins were able to talk they began to recount aspects of their sisters’ lives that they could simply not know. Furthermore they recognized the house that their parents had previously lived in with their sisters and were able to each identify their old…
5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie
5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie - Twins Jennifer and June Gibbons. As kids they were known as "the silent twins" because they refused to speak to anyone but each other, and even then they used their own secret language that no one else could understand.Their relationship was complicated. On one hand, they were best friends, and on the other, they occasionally tried to kill each other.
Adam Rainer (1899-1950) is the only person in history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. At age 21, he was 3'10''. Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that he grew to 7'8''. He became weakened by this doubling of his height and was bedridden the last 20 years of his life.
Meet James Lewis James Springer, identical twins who were separated at 3 weeks of age; adopted by different families in Ohio. They met when they were 39, and lived within 45 miles of each other. Both had been named James by their adopted family. Both had similar occupations, both married a woman named Linda, both divorced, both remarried a woman named Betty. One named a son James Alan, the other named his son James Allan. And they both had a dog named Toy.
CONJOINED twins Ganga and Jamuna Mondal support their family with a bizarre circus act — billed as The Spider Sisters. The 39-year-old pair, who have two heads, three legs and four arms, are among the rarest conjoined types.