Why You Never Hear About Conjoined Twins Abby & Brittany Hensel Anymore

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Anatomy

It can be difficult to imagine how these two are able to live and work as conjoined twins. To better understand their daily life, it’s important to understand how their anatomy works.

Basically, Abby and Brittany share a number of vital organs. This includes the intestines, liver, bladder, and reproductive organs. But they each have their own individual heart, stomach, pair of lungs, spine and spinal cord.

Furthermore, each twin has control of one arm and one leg. So while the twins are perfectly capable of doing things like driving a car, the act takes serious concentration and coordination. In fact, even the act of walking or running requires plenty of coordination.

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