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2019 Update on Conjoined Twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel

Update: At this time in 2019, the twins are teaching full time at an elementary school in Minnesota.

After returning from their post-college adventures, conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel excitedly shopped and prepared for their first day of school as fifth grade math teachers. As their mother remarked, when they were younger, the twins each wanted separate careers from the other, but are now thrilled about embarking on their new shared career. The school is as equally excited to have the twins as part of their staff.

Abby and Brittany Hensel are officially hired as elementary school teachers! After graduating from college and a year off touring Europe, these two incredible girls are preparing to take their first big step into the real world.

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The Hensel twins have been working as teachers, both love their jobs teaching math.

While one of them is teaching and writing, the other one tries to answer as many questions as she can….

In a Discovery Channel interview, they said that they would like to get married someday and to have kids. The Hensel Twins turned 18 in 2008. Video updated new link to YouTube, June 9, 2018.

https://truestrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/henseltwins3112_228x589.jpgA set of twins who share the same body have celebrated their 18th birthday in the United States. Abigail and Brittany Hensel from Minnesota …€  have two hearts, and two spinal chords, but share the same torso have lived their lives side by side.

The teens who enjoy swimming, playing the piano and recently got their drivers’ licenses said they had no intention of being separated.

The girls have beaten the odds and doctors’ expectations to reach their milestone. It is believed there are only four sets of twins who share the same torso and have survived into adulthood. And they are on track to graduate from university, and hope to have a family of their own one day.

“We want to be mums, but haven’t thought how it would work,” Abigail said. The girls passed their driving exams with two separate licenses and two separate tests. Abigail worked the pedals, and Brittany used the indicators and they both held the steering wheel.

Their parents, nurse Patty, and carpenter Mike 48, decided not to have the twins separated at birth despite the risks. “From the first time we saw them we thought they were beautiful,” she told the Sunday Mirror. –telegraph

Like many twins they have very different personalities and tastes – even more so now they are teenagers. Abigail, the feisty, stubborn one, likes orange juice for breakfast while Brittany, the joker of the family, will touch only milk.

Abigail loves pink and all things girly but Brittany prefers purple, multi-coloured hair and wearing unusual hats, and now they have turned 16 they love to experiment with makeup and clothes and giggle about which boys they like.

But that is where the similarity with other teenage twins end. For Abigail and Brittany Hensel are conjoined, sharing one body fused at the torso. Each controls just one side of the body, and yet remarkably this has not prevented them leading a full, active and happy life.

Displaying an astonishing co- ordination which has stunned doctors, they play the piano -with Abigail taking the right-hand parts and Brittany the left – and enjoy sports such as bowling, volleyball, cycling, softball and swimming.

And on their 16th birthday they passed their driving test; a mind-boggling feat of teamwork with each twin using one arm to control the steering wheel. Brittany explains: ‘Abby does the pedals and the gear shifter. I take over the blinkers and the lights. But she likes driving faster than me.’ – dailymail

 

“Two headed” conjoined twins Abigail Loraine Hensel and Britanny Lee Hensel had a short documentary about their lives on The Learning Channel. It is not easy to be born sharing a single body with your other twin and they are incredible that they had tried their best in leading a normal life. Here are some photos of the Hensel twins which peers into some of the moments in their lives.

Photo source here. Photographer unknown.

But the girls are more than curiosities. Their smiling faces and apparent good health seem a rebuke to the current medical trend of trying to separate, via surgery, ever more complexly conjoined twins–a trend that often means sacrificing one child so the other can live “normally.” And their tale of lives unpunctuated by solitude has much to teach all of us about the real meaning of individuality and the limitless power of human cooperation.

Conjoined twins are a rare event in the world’s delivery rooms. They occur about once in every 50,000 births, but 40% are stillborn, and, curiously, 70% are female. Conjoined twins are always identical: the product of a single egg that for some unknown reason failed to divide fully into separate twins during the first three weeks of gestation. In the U.S. there are perhaps 40 live cases each year; ordinary identical twins are 400 times as common. – time

hensel twins 5 life photo at the pool

I ran into them recently in Grand Marais, MN. It was the most amazing. They bounced out of their van with several other kids, laughing, bouncing, talking, and just having a ball. They were obviously accepted as [one] of the group. They must have outstanding parents. I feel honored to have witnessed their lives.

Posted by: Dick Moore on May 17, 2004

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God … i’ve found my new [passion] …
Thank you good sir !!

Jack Kafferson
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Jack Kafferson

They are really sexy, i bet they … have a lot of advantages!!

ELYSE
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I think it would be unable to live in the same body with my brother.

Angela Chibende
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This is so amazing, its hard to believe, they have amazing parents who wouldn’t save one and keep the other but chose to keep them both and let them have normal lives..

Keven
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we seemed to have strayed from the subject- to reiterate, these are absolutely beautiful girls- and I wish them all the best in the future! You’re my new crush, Brittany and Abby! 🙂 Best of luck to you both!

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Cheri chase

I would totally love to meet them and get it on with them. they could moan in harmony

Joseph
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Joseph

These girls are not that much different than everyone else or a single person who has had to overcome some physical limitation. People, relationships, jobs, marriage should all be flexible enough to accommodate them with little difficulty. Life is diverse and tries one of everything.

josar
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josar

LAS AMO. ME QUIERO CASAR CON ELLAS.

Darren Bent
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Darren Bent

Do the Hensel Twins have an e-mail, Facebook or Twitter page? I have been trying to communicate with them for years now.

Rachel
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Rachel

Wouldn’t adoption be possible? That seems like an ideal fix for at least the children part of the marriage and family question. That way, though they both have to be present and cooperate in order to care for any children, they could legally adopt their own–perhaps with a father. It would sort out all these birth certificate and legal issues on that end. If they took separate dates to the prom, it does seem that rationally they go for different guys, and that part makes some sense. Sexually, I can’t comment on. That’s totally tricky and sad. 🙁 And I… Read more »

Justin Boggs
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Justin Boggs

All bigoted ignorance aside, Ive followed the twins story since i was young and i have stood in awe for years at thier magnificence. I admire unique people, and these two are very unique. I think theyre some of the most beautiful people on earth, I would love to know them personally. I think if i got to know them Id fall in love. All I have to say is, whoever gets thier hands in marriage, or any relationship is amazingly fortunate and blessed.

Gamini
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Gamini

I find those twins are pretty and gorgeous like one there in Adam’s family and i find it also she look sexy when they grow up already.

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Mind Boggles

My mind boggles. My bad.

What if one does something illegal? Can the other be incarcerated?

I wish them the best.

Incredible story.

Still boggling…

Mary W.
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Mary W.

Well I’m new on here, but honestly as far as it goes, technically these two are separate as far as having their own heads, minds, etc, but since they do share a very vital important part, then if one has sex, then so does the other. And the most difficult and obvious thing is that they will be literally having sex with the same guy at the same time, and if those two somehow marry different guys, these guys will be having sex with the same vagina that belongs to two different girls. If any babies come out of this,… Read more »

Keven
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I love these girls! 🙂 They have a great outlook, are funny- and gorgeous to top it all off! Best of luck in everything to them!

Dawn
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Dawn

I think these girls are not only lovely-looking, but have fantastic personalities which have positive, uplifting effects on others. I’ve only seen them on tv, but they’re adorable and I definitely see them as two distinct entities, even though they share many body organs. They are individuals for sure. What they have accomplished is amazing, and I hope they live very long, healthy and happy lives – I think they’re definite optimists. God bless them in all their endeavors.

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faseeh

those are amazing peoples on the earth

Corey JL
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Corey JL

They should play the drums!! since their arms and legs are both controlled separately by each they would be able to create some crazy Beats!!

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Raj Kumar
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i wish to know the residential address of Abigail and Brittany Hensel?
may i get it?

Raj Kumar
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may i get the residential address of the twins, where lives?

Nathan Cole
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Nathan Cole

I haven’t been here in a while and hope I can find my old posts and keep going where I left off. I haven’t heard anything about the twins in the last year. Hope all is well with them. I assume they are still in college??

Lira Mayfield
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Lira Mayfield

Seriously? Why does everyone assume marriage has to be about sex? I am in love with a gay guy (and I’m a girl) and we’re engaged. He knows I’m in love with him and I know there will never be a romantic relashionship between us. We’ve known each other since second grade (third for him) and we’re best friends. We have a very easy relashionship and are both completely happy and comfortable with the future we’ve made. We have the same interests and the same ideas of what kind of house we want. I have always wanted kids and that’s… Read more »

Tomáš Cyprián, Czech republic
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Tomáš Cyprián, Czech republic

If they will born baby, which of them will be mother?

Susanne Ferrante
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Susanne Ferrante

Amazing. Imagine that your legs are tied together (Your friends legs are tied together too) and then you and your friends waists are tied together. Then try to walk. That is what they do every day.

Miss Coco
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amazing! i’ve seen two documentaries about them (one when they were aged 11, the other when they were 16) and always wondered how they were doing. they really have grown up to be strong, beautiful women! that kinda experience – sharing your personal space 24/7 with someone – must really develop you as a person. i have no idea how their romantic relationships are going to work out but it is none of MY or anyobody else’s business. i wish them all the best.

keara
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keara

wow amazing
i feel bad but i am glad they r so strong about it

Faye Kane Homeless Brain
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Faye Kane Homeless Brain

FYI, nude”>Pix of the Hensel twins nude and partially nude were leaked, probably by someone at their college. My guess is the pix were taken and leaked for money, but they made it to the web.

Donna G
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Donna G

Legal issues are due here. One man cannot marry two women. The twins have “shot themselves in the foot”. They consider themselves to be two people so marriage for them would be bigamy for the husband. Then there is the awful subject of rape. If one does not consent then then what happens? Their parents live in a fantasy world. The girls may live a normal life,but they are not
normal. They cannot be sheltered by society, forever. It is not our obligation to make exceptions for them. They “made their bed now they must lay in it”.

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