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2009-03-01 11:15:44

A Missouri farmer says he unsure what he will do with the carcass of a rare two-headed calf that died a day and a half after birth. The brown bull calf was born with two fully formed heads connected to the body just behind the skulls, said Scott Cliff, a farmer in Aldrich. I just couldn't believe it. We've never seen anything like it, said Clift, who raises beef cattle. The calf, born Wednesday, was unable to walk and was bottle-fed by Clift's family until it died Thursday, the Springfield...

2009-01-12 13:38:19

A British woman says she will be the first woman in England to give birth to conjoined twins that share one body despite having two heads. Lisa Chamberlain said despite medical advice and social scrutiny to the contrary, she decided to keep her unborn children and accept their unique physical condition, The Daily Mail said Monday. Some people might look at me and say 'You're going to give birth to a freak' but I don't care because I feel blessed, the 25-year-old said. To me, my twins are a...

2007-09-27 18:00:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A two-headed turtle captured by a turtle collector is a rare example of a conjoined-twin birth, its owner said. The turtle would have likely died in the wild because it swims awkwardly and would be an easy target for predators, according to Jay Jacoby, manager of Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton. The store bought the tiny turtle from the collector for an undisclosed price and will keep it on display, he said. The 2-month-old turtle, known as a red-eared...

2007-06-07 06:00:13

By Kokcu, Arif; Cetinkaya, Mehmet B; Aydin, Oguz; Tosun, Migraci Abstract In this article we review the historically important cases of conjoined twins (Biddenden Maids, Siamese twins, Blazek sisters) and contemporary knowledge regarding incidence, etiopathogenesis, antenatal diagnosis, antenatal management, and outcome of conjoined twins. We also present a case of male cephalothoracoomphalopagus, which is extremely rare. Keywords: Biddenden maids, Siamese twins, Blazek sisters,...

2006-08-17 08:50:00

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials of the World Aquarium at the City Museum subscribe wholeheartedly to the maxim that two heads are better than one. If they're on the same animal, that is. Aquarium officials hope an exhibit that opens next week and runs through Sept. 5 will prompt the creation of a Guinness World Record for the most two-headed animals on display. So far, the aquarium has lined up 10 two-headed snakes and turtles, including "We," the aquarium's rare albino two-headed rat snake. The...

2006-03-26 07:29:35

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian girl who had an operation more than a year ago to remove the head of her underdeveloped twin has died following an infection in her brain, her doctor said on Sunday. Egyptian doctors operated on Manar Maged in February 2005, when she was 10 months old, to remove the second head which was capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life. "She was admitted to hospital in a very bad way ... She died at 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Saturday," said Abla...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Hydra Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere & Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 10h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Hydra is most closely associated with the legend of the second labor of Heracles, which may echo a Babylonian legend in which the hero Gilgamesh killed a seven-headed monster. The Hydra was a fresh-water serpent born to Echidne and Typhon. Echidne was half woman, half serpent, herself a daughter of Ceto, a sea monster...

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