Posts Tagged ‘siamese’

Chang and Eng: Inseparable Till the End

Chang and Eng: Siamese twins before Siamese twins were cool. Chang and Eng: Siamese twins before Siamese twins were cool.

The “There but for the grace of God go I” wince-factor associated with the misfortune of conjoined twins, often morphs into a head-shaking, disbelieving giggle when confronted with the sheer absurdity of 2 people sharing one belly button or the same eardrum. As is the case with many strange things in life, this condition is a very unfunny cosmic joke. The closest we stand-alone creatures come to experiencing this involuntary merge is when we run in a 3-legged race or file joint tax returns. Conversely the closest Siamese twins come to experiencing separateness, is when they’re happily dreaming about deftly slipping through a revolving door all by themselves.

Oh well, “There but for the grace of God go I,” said the author, shaking his head while stifling laughter.   Read the rest of this entry »

Strangest Set of Siamese Twins Ever

This unfortunate brother and sister set of Siamese twins make the best of a bad situation. Here seen bathing under the Venice pier in Southern California. This unfortunate brother and sister set of Siamese twins (attached at the face and back) make the best of a bad situation. Here seen bathing under the Venice pier in Southern California.