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Old 08-11-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Hensel twins getting their own reality show

I have always enjoyed the specials featuring the amazing Abby & Brittany Hensel, the conjoined twins who share one body. They are now getting their own reality show on TLC, starting August 28!

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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This is the first time I have heard of these two. I may throw it on the TiVo and check out an episode or two.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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I saw something on them a few years ago. I was really impressed with them. Really amazing people.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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Yeah, I have always enjoyed them in their specials. And every once in a while, I think of them and wonder what they're up to. I think I'll set up a pass for this.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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I saw something on them recently. I hadn't seen them for, probably, years. I remember when they were maybe early to mid teens and now they are in their early twenties. Agree with everybody else - they are amazing young ladies.

Thanks for the heads up on their show. Will definitely check it out.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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I had never heard of them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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They are a truly amazing young women. Each controls an entire side (e.g., arm and leg) of their body. They can run, swim, ride a bike, drive; they were raised to believe there was nothing they couldn't do. Here's an excerpt from their 16th Birthday special, which aired on TLC a few years ago.


Conjoined Twins, Abby & Brittany Hensel turn 16
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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How old are they now? Are they in college?
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I met Abby once. But never got to meet Brittany.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #10
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How old are they now? Are they in college?
The linked article says that they are 22 years old and graduating from college.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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I met Abby once. But never got to meet Brittany.
Is that a joke?
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LOL!!! I have seen them on TV somewhere and they are the true two-headed person. It iwll be interesting if one majored in Social Sciences and one majored in Engineering. Not too many cross over classes past getting your general education credits out of the way. Interesting life style. You would only need one job to take care of them since they have essentially one body, so one apartment, one car, shared meals. Two people but would be hard to work at two different jobs even in the same company.
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Is that a joke?
I don't know. Let me check and get back to you.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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I recall they were making the rounds on the talk show circuit a few years ago. Didn't one of them want to be a country music star or something like that? I always felt like they were being exploited for the "freak factor" so it's nice to see that at least the folks here are taking them seriously.
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I recall they were making the rounds on the talk show circuit a few years ago. Didn't one of them want to be a country music star or something like that? I always felt like they were being exploited for the "freak factor" so it's nice to see that at least the folks here are taking them seriously.
That was a different set of twins, the one that had the aspiring country singer were totally out for the freak factor. They appeared on Jerry Springer quite a few times.

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I think with the Hensel Twins it's more that they understand peoples' curiosity so they give in enough to satisfy it so they don't have to deal with having their privacy completely ruined.

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They're pretty cute. I wonder what their sex life is like.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #17
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They're pretty cute. I wonder what their sex life is like.
VERY awkward I'm sure.
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They're pretty cute. I wonder what their sex life is like.
Always a threesome!
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LOL! They are college age. So what is going to happen when one wants to major in English and the other Engineering?
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LOL! They are college age. So what is going to happen when one wants to major in English and the other Engineering?
One head can sleep during the other head's classes.
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They're pretty cute. I wonder what their sex life is like.
So if they get married to 2 different guys, is that Polygamy? or I guess, even if one guy.

They are considered separate people by the Govt (at least the DMV), From Wiki:
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LOL! They are college age. So what is going to happen when one wants to major in English and the other Engineering?
Abigail is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing.
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It's interesting. They're talking about how, when they get stomach aches, it hurts on the opposite side.

But they don't necessarily feel hot or cold the same way. Sometimes one of them can be sweating and hot and the other is just fine.

It's very interesting. These girls are pretty awesome.
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I've also noticed their speech patterns are really interesting. They talk in unison a a lot, despite obviously having two separate brains and such.
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I've also noticed their speech patterns are really interesting. They talk in unison a a lot, despite obviously having two separate brains and such.
I'll admit, I haven't been watching it a lot, just a few minutes here and there if it happens to be on. Therefore I don't know their names.

What I've observed from them, though, is that one girl loves to talk a lot, and the other would like to, but her sister talks more... so she just became the "annoying sister who always finishes my sentences". Watch... the girl on the left does most of the talking, and gets her sentences finished by the one on the right. When the one on the right speaks by herself, the one on the left doesn't say a word.

Sisters. :P

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... When the one on the right speaks by herself, the one on the left doesn't say a word.

Sisters. :P

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Ummm, are you talking about their right, or our right?
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Ummm, are you talking about their right, or our right?
I knew this would happen. Watch the show, and it'll be obvious. Looking at them straight on, our left is the talkie, our right is the copycat.

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Haven't watched it, so I have a silly question. You know how, on all reality shows, they show a scene, then they cut to a testimonial by a person who was in the scene, whereby she would recap what we just saw. Then they would have the other person in the scene say something nasty about the other person .... do they get separate testimonials? Maybe with something like the Cone-of-Silence (from "Get Smart") over their heads so that the sister can't hear what's being said about her?



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LOL. No.
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