Archive for May 10th, 2011

May 10, 2011

Twins with two heads born in China

[Jonas Pelling, Health and Medicine Contributor]

MailOnline reports that conjoined twins with two heads were delivered this week by a woman in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The twins share a single body which also has two arms and two legs and are said to have a condition known as dicephalic parapagus whereby twins are born, but only one body develops. The condition mainly occurs in southwest Asia and Africa although it is known to happen elsewhere.

In the USA, for example, the dicephalic parapagus twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, now 21, are media celebrities and have even been on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The sisters share a perfectly normal single body, although some of their internal organs have been replicated. They are able to eat and write separately, but activities such as walking and driving need to be done as a team.

To read more on the story, click here, or on the pictures above.

May 10, 2011

“I’ll be back” – not likely it seems for Mrs. Schwarzenegger

[Diana Jones, Celebrity News Contributor]

Huffpost Politics:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Monday of this week announced his separation from his wife of 25 years standing, Maria Shriver.  The announcement did not feature his signature remark: ‘I’ll be back’, so the word is out that the move is permanent.

An ex-Governor of the State of California, which did not quite badly thank you very much under the leadership of the actor turned politician, no one knows what this 63 year old is likely to do with his life now. Only time will tell, perhaps it’s time to retire Arnie?