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“Chang and Eng Bunker’s widows didn’t want to give away their husbands’ bodies after death, even when offered large amounts of money, even though they were left with many children to support. But the College of Physicians of Philadelphia convinced them it was ‘a duty to science and humanity that the family of the deceased […]

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“Typically, people who are close to conjoined twins come to adjust and see them as different but normal; they seem fairly untroubled by the idea of conjoined twins pursuing sex and romance. But those who are watching from afar cannot abide. “The best example would probably be the story of Chang and Eng Bunker….  One […]

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—  “Yes, Dear, a Battleship; No, Dear, I’m Cold-Sober” — Ken Burns missed quite a scene at the Eureka Saloon. — $30 for a year’s worth of “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory.” — Memphis, Gibson. Nashville, Fender. Asheville, Moog. — “We wish to negotiate with you about the Bodys of the twins….”    

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What is it about North Carolina and Siamese twins? First came Chang and Eng (1811-1874), who were born in Siam, now Thailand, [corrected] and died in Surry County. Then Millie-Christine (1851-1912), who were born and died in Columbus County. Most recently British-born Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969), who lived out their last years  weighing produce […]

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Mt. Airy native Alex Sink, 62, is the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida. This account appeared in the St. Petersburg Times during her successful 2006 campaign for state chief financial officer: “Sink is the great-granddaughter of ‘the twins,’ as she calls them. She grew up in the house Chang and Eng built….  She speaks […]

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