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   Undertoad  Tuesday May 10 06:58 PM

May 10, 2011: One body two heads

Quote:
Twins are often close, but few are as close as the conjoined twins born in China on Thursday. The girls - who were transferred from a hospital in Sichuan province to one in Chongqing - have two heads but share a single body.

The local Huaxi Metropolis Daily reported the twins weighed 9 pounds and measured 20 inches. They have two arms, two legs, two spines, and two esophaguses but share other organs.

The twins are believed to suffer from dicephalic parapagus, the Daily Mail reported. That's a condition in which a fertilized egg fails to fully divide, and it's extremely rare.

How rare? The condition occurs once in every 50,000 to 100,000 births, according to a medical literature review published in 2005. In part because of anatomical problems, about 40 percent of conjoined twins are stillborn, and 35 percent die within the first 24 hours of life.




http://www.newsday.com/news/chinese-...eads-1.2866838


HungLikeJesus  Tuesday May 10 07:37 PM

I hope one of them doesn't snore... or chew gum.



glatt  Tuesday May 10 07:50 PM

Well, two heads are better than one, right?



footfootfoot  Tuesday May 10 08:03 PM

and not a single neck between them



gozar  Tuesday May 10 08:39 PM

Zaphod Beeblebrox's twin, twin sisters.



monster  Tuesday May 10 09:51 PM

poor wee bairns, they have a battle ahead



monster  Tuesday May 10 09:51 PM

and I didn't intend the pun, but I'll still take all credit



Big Sarge  Tuesday May 10 10:34 PM

am i the only one that feels sad for them?



monster  Tuesday May 10 11:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
poor wee bairns, they have a battle ahead
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Sarge View Post
am i the only one that feels sad for them?
no.


ZenGum  Wednesday May 11 04:35 AM

We're gonna need two apples for this recipe.



SPUCK  Wednesday May 11 06:09 AM

So which brain runs the autonomic system? Wow.

Wait! How does that fit out the birth canal?!#8@#&_!#^&%$#!!!!



monster  Wednesday May 11 08:07 AM

The head on the right as we look at them seems dominant.



Trilby  Wednesday May 11 08:19 AM

why does all this crazy stuff come from china? IIRC, there was a guy there with TWO faces, ffs! What do they do? Eat DEET?



glatt  Wednesday May 11 08:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Sarge View Post
am i the only one that feels sad for them?
Nope. Thank God it wasn't mine.


Clodfobble  Wednesday May 11 08:55 AM

Man, some people will do anything to get around China's "one child" policy.

[/tasteless]



footfootfoot  Wednesday May 11 12:43 PM

that was out of control CF

and full of win



Sundae  Wednesday May 11 12:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
why does all this crazy stuff come from china? IIRC, there was a guy there with TWO faces, ffs! What do they do? Eat DEET?
Exceptionally large population = more chances of billion-to-one outcomes.

I feel sorry for the parents most of all.
The little girls are as yet unaware that they are one of nature's cruel jokes, the parents are fully cognisant. And probably looking back with nostalgia on the days when the local hillside was an option.

[/insensitive]


glatt  Wednesday May 11 01:07 PM

Clicking through to the link, the doctors/nurses taking care of the twins seem to be wearing expressions of disgust. Although maybe it's concern. Looks like disgust though.



Pete Zicato  Wednesday May 11 03:04 PM

I don't see disgust. Concern with a little "Oh Fuck", thrown in.



footfootfoot  Wednesday May 11 03:10 PM

and a tad of "eww, don't touch it."



Gravdigr  Wednesday May 11 03:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Well, two heads are better than one, right?
Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
and not a single neck between them
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
We're gonna need two apples for this recipe.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Man, some people will do anything to get around China's "one child" policy.

[/tasteless]
Oh God, you people are killing me.




DanaC  Wednesday May 11 04:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Exceptionally large population = more chances of billion-to-one outcomes.

I feel sorry for the parents most of all.
The little girls are as yet unaware that they are one of nature's cruel jokes, the parents are fully cognisant. And probably looking back with nostalgia on the days when the local hillside was an option.

[/insensitive]
Apparently the parents chose to give the twins up pretty much as soon as they were born. They said they couldn't afford to look after such severely disabled children.

Also, according to the report Doctors believe it is extremely unlikely that there would be any way of successfully separating them.


DanaC  Wednesday May 11 04:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Man, some people will do anything to get around China's "one child" policy.

[/tasteless]
There's a demon sweeping out a cell on one of the lower rings of Hell just for you:P


Sundae  Wednesday May 11 05:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Apparently the parents chose to give the twins up pretty much as soon as they were born. They said they couldn't afford to look after such severely disabled children.

Also, according to the report Doctors believe it is extremely unlikely that there would be any way of successfully separating them.
I still feel sorry for them. The death of a newborn is traumatic enough - but giving birth to a live baby with such an extreme mutation and knowing you've left it alive with strangers could at least equal that.

And no, I honestly can't believe they could be separated.
Even if they decided one human brain had more value than the other - some Doctors have to make those choices after all - the sheer task of replumbing would be prohibitive. I don't mean to be glib, just couldn't think of a better way to describe the diverting and restructuring of all the various vessels and muscles and tubes etc.

Left alone the child must surely die; one heart two brains - how could the circulatory system cope? It seems to me the kindest thing to do is let it go gently into that good night.


DanaC  Wednesday May 11 05:17 PM

Oh I still feel sorry for them. I mean, what a fucking nightmare all round. That picture is a little window onto someone's personal hell (Not Clods, hers has higher flames ;P).



footfootfoot  Wednesday May 11 05:19 PM

and sulfur



ZenGum  Wednesday May 11 09:51 PM

There's a "one cup" joke here, but it is pretty awful.



monster  Wednesday May 11 10:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
There's a "one cup" joke here, but it is pretty awful.
See tags


ZenGum  Wednesday May 11 11:14 PM

Oh, you're not calling Glatt on it, though. Why do you hate me? You are being mean to me. It is not nice. I will ask Mr Undertoad to spray wasp spray on your posts.



monster  Thursday May 12 12:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Oh, you're not calling Glatt on it, though. Why do you hate me? You are being mean to me. It is not nice. I will ask Mr Undertoad to spray wasp spray on your posts.
I can talk to the wasps. Mr sexxpert has showed me how.


footfootfoot  Thursday May 12 09:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Oh, you're not calling Glatt on it, though. Why do you hate me? You are being mean to me. It is not nice. I will ask Mr Undertoad to spray wasp spray on your posts.
You didn't win the writing contest fairly. You killed my landlord and then ate his breakfast. You are a bitter scorn person. I will get my writing trophy back and I will find hopkin.


Happy Monkey  Thursday May 12 01:15 PM

Hopkin...



toranokaze  Thursday May 12 03:28 PM

It's an ogre get the torches and pitchforks. (on sale for 10.99 each)



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