One life for two people without strain and tragedies: a happy Siamese twinsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/one-life-for-two-people-without-strain-and-tragedies-a-happy-siamese-twins
It was once believed that the birth of conjoined twins marks the imminent end of the world, so poor people, fused bodies, tried to sacrifice to the gods or just get rid of them. Later, the Siamese twins that cannot be separated, there was only one road — the circus to entertain the audience. But in spite of this, some couples are conjoined twins happily managed to live life.
Chang and eng were born 11 may 1811 in Siam, on the territory of modern Thailand. After the bunker brothers had become famous conjoined twins and started to call the Siamese. It should be noted that the king of Siam was so overwhelmed by the birth of Chang and eng that ordered them to kill the twins in order not to incur the trouble state. But mother refused to give their boys, and the order was never fulfilled.
While medical technology of the nineteenth century did not leave Chang and Angu no chance of separation: the brothers were TeraCopy (twins, conjoined at the chest), and the affected heart. Even with the current level of medicine the chances of survival when the separation is very small, and then it meant certain death. Therefore, Chang and eng were growing up as normal children — in fact, the choice they had.
When the brothers were teenagers, they were noticed by the British businessman Robert hunter and proposed Chang and Ango to perform in his circus, showing off my body and its abilities. It was a big risk, but hunter proved to be an honest man. The brothers toured the UK and US until they turned 21, and after the end of the contract with the hunter became rich.
Chang and eng were moved to the United States, took the surname bunker, has signed a contract with the famous circus Phineas Barnum and bought a farm. 13 APR 1843 took place double wedding: Chang and eng married to two sisters Adelaide and Sarah Anne Yates. In marriage, the Chang was born 10 children, and Enga — 11.
The brothers lived on his farm in the circle of loving family until his death in 1874: Chang contracted pneumonia and died in a few hours died and eng. He was 63 years old.
Sisters from Bohemia (now Czech Republic) was born in 1878. Divide sisters, conjoined at the pelvis, it is not possible. Parents Rosa and Josepha is so scared that they decided just not to feed sisters that they died of starvation. It is unknown why they changed their minds, but rose and Joseph grew. Because the study along with normal children, it was difficult for them, the parents chose to teach their sisters music, and, oddly enough, dancing. Sister played the violin and the harp and really know how to dance, each with their partner. They performed regularly, and overall was a success. And then rose fell in love with.
Her lover was a German officer who was nearly a quarrel Rose sister. Rosa and Josepha were some vulva for two, so about any intimate relationships, at first, could not be considered. However, later Joseph relented and allowed her sister to reunite with her lover. And something happened that nobody expected: the rose was pregnant. It rose, because each of the sisters had their own uterus. Newborn named Franz. It was a perfectly healthy baby, which the sisters nursed together, as the milk came from both. Legally, however, they are also both considered mothers Franz. The baby's father, unfortunately, was killed in the war.
After Rosa and Josepha happened novels, once sister even wanted to get married, but they will not allow it: by law, such a marriage would be considered bigamy. But in any case, the sisters have come to know and love, and the joy of motherhood.
Dead rose and Joseph in 1922. Joseph became ill with jaundice and the doctors suggested that the division rose to at least save it. Rose refused.
Fate black sisters Millie and Christine cruel tests: conjoined at the back and the pelvis twins were born in a family of slaves in Northern California. When they turned 8 months old, the owner sold them together with her mother, but the new owner chose to immediately resell the twins circus freaks. From there, the girls are soon abducted. Only three years later they were found in England and returned to the United States.
Then their owner apparently decided that themselves are conjoined twins not so interesting to the public, and began teaching the girls singing. So Millie and Christine, who had no chance of a separation or released, I had a chance to realize their talents. Sang the girls are really beautiful.
After the death of the master of the slaves was inherited by his son Joseph, who invented the sisters new legend: Millie and Christine steel Millie-Christine, a girl with two heads, four arms and four legs. That's exactly what he represented the wards. But it didn't matter. Millie and Christine were singing so beautifully that fans came to see their physical characteristics, and enjoy the voices of the sisters. "The two-headed Nightingale", as it was called Millie and Christine became extremely popular. Soon the girls began to sing and play musical instruments and dance.
And after the civil war and the abolition of slavery Millie and Christine not just gained freedom and became quite wealthy and respectable ladies. Musical talent has allowed them to earn a comfortable life. At the age of 58 years, the sisters left the stage and then began Millie and Christine. They returned to North Carolina, bought a house in Columbus, and spent the rest of his days, taking a break from worries. They died at the age of 61 years.
Perhaps the most famous living conjoined twin sisters Abigail and Brittany Hensel from the United States. This is a rare case of survivors (and living a full life!) twins decafalon: the sisters for two, two head, one torso, two arms, two legs, and three of the lungs. Heart and stomach each their own, but the blood flow between them in common. Two of the spinal cord end in a basin, and all the organs below the waist they have in common. In fact, from dicely look like a man with two heads. And at the same time they are able to lead a full life.
Each of the sisters in control of his half of the body, but Brittany and Abigail learned with such precision coordinate movements that can run, swim, ride a bike, or even drive a car (driver's license they each have their own). The girls went to the normal school and in childhood both dreamed of becoming doctors. Parents strongly supported any Hobbies sisters, and because Brittany and Abigail managed to feel like outcasts: they never hid the house and tried not to react to the increased attention of strangers. In the end, the girl live a full life: they have many friends and Hobbies.
The girls have graduated from University with a degree in "teacher of mathematics", and each received a license. They got a job, but receive a salary of one for two.
Abigail and Brittany has its own page on Facebook.