Simple activities of daily living can be a tough challenge for conjoined twins. While normal people can eat, bathe and dress up without fuss, conjoined twins should be able to muster patience, cooperation, and lots of compromise to be able to survive. Such is the case of Ronnie and Donnie, the twins from Ohio who presently hold the record for the oldest living conjoined twins in history.
The world record was previously given to Giacomo ad Giovanni Tocci, who were born and raised in Itally in 1877. They died at the age of 63.
Brotherly Love from the World's Oldest Conjoined Twins.
This then makes Ronnie and Donnie the oldest living conjoined twins at age 64. Their family and the health care team in charged of their care did not expect this title at all. In fact, their younger brother Jim told Nine Lives Media that the twins were not expected to live longer than a night when they were born in 1951. They have been living for more than six decades now.
With four arms, four legs and a common pelvis and digestive tract, Ronnie and Donnie have spent their lives facing each other, and doing things with one another’s aid.
They have been doing ALL things together all their lives.
“They’re one body, but very much two human beings,” says Jim of his two brothers.
Although it is difficult for the twins to perform activities normally, ABC news reported that the twins were able to work and support themselves by being a part of the circus in the Dayton area. They retired in 1991.
They are each other's mirrors through anything.
At present, they live a comfortable life at home with the support of Jim, and their other family members. The Mlive website said that they even have a customized bed from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, which according to sister-in-law Mary Galyon, has been a great help for the twins.
Such a peaceful photo of contentment.
With community and familial support, the world record is undoubtedly theirs for the taking!
World Record Holders!
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At first glance, Kim Davison’s family portrait taken while swimming at Lockyer River in South-east Queensland seems quite normal. But after taking a closer look at the photo, you’ll probably notice something creepy about it.
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This made me jump from my seat.
A man attempts to break into the metal battery of his phone using a knife. What we did not expect was the crazy result afterwards - it literally burst into flames! It is totally unexpected!
Although this incident is quite rare, various news and researches have attested to the fact that this reaction is indeed possible. Most electronic devices, such as laptops and mobile phones use lithium-ion batteries that are sensitive to heat, and thus may cause harmful reactions when overcharged or overheated. Then why use this type of material for batteries? Lithium are lightweight, and is perfect for small handheld devices.
Watch the video here:
This should serve a lesson for us all to put sharp things away from our mobile phones to prevent these reactions. While, the man in the video consciously performed the act, all of us should still take extra precaution, whether we intend to do the same thing or not. BUT of course, we are not only discouraging, but we are PROHIBITING everybody from doing this at home.
Video of Divers Barely Escaping a Great White Shark Attack Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine.
You’ll probably get nightmares after watching this terrifying shark attack.
Known as the “ferocious man eater”, the great white shark is known to be responsible for causing the greatest number of reported deadly and unprovoked shark attacks on humans. In fact, great white sharks became widely popular as a large oceanic predator in the Steven Spielberg movie “Jaws”.
A pair of very brave divers decided to swim with a 2-ton 15 foot great shark named CC or Cut Caudal. Using a bait, the crew lured the shark near the diver’s area. Protecting them from the ultimate predator was a metal safety cage which the shark managed to actually break through. The shark’s entire head was already inside the cage and the only thing that stopped the shark from completely getting into it was its pectoral fins!
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