Years after these Siamese twins were born, they shared shocking news

Siamese twins

Wow! Who would’ve thought?

Siamese twins Abby and Brittany Hensel became worldwide news after being born in 1990. It’s not often you hear about healthy Siamese twins being born. But 22 years later, the twins make an announcement that shocks the world.

Check out the next page to see what the twins are doing.

Back in the limelight

After their birth, the Siamese twins constantly surprised everyone. Because the two are stuck together, they did everything in their own unique way. From daily tasks to other successes. Over two decades after their birth, this shocking news put them back in the spotlight.

Rare way

Abby and Brittany Hensel were born on March 7th, 1990 in Carver County, Minnesota. When the sisters were born, the doctors discovered that they were attached in an unbelievably rare way. They’re known as dicephalic paragabus twins which means they share one body.


Small chance of survival

The Hensel twins had an extremely low chance of surviving. Siamese twins are of course very rare; about 1 in 189,000 babies is a Siamese twin. And only 11% percent of this already small population is born dicephalic paragabus. The chance of Abby and Brittany being born was extremely small.



One thing that still baffles doctors is the anatomy of the twins. Their upper bodies are their own, meaning two stomachs, two hearts, and four longs. But they share one lower body, and only have one reproductive system, one large intestine and a shared liver.

Other issues

Because of their unique anatomic make-up, the twins end up in a weird situation when they get sick. Abby can only experience uncomfortableness on the left side of her body. And Brittany gets unbelievable pains on her right side. If one of the sisters has stomach pains, the other sister has the same symptoms.