Both were born with individual sets of arms, legs, hearts, and stomachs, but they did share the same digestive system.
Doctors were unable to find the ideal solution to separate them, so their parents decided against any operation.
The family was financially burdened and never sent their sons to school because other kids might bully them.
When they were three years old they joined a carnival circuit and took the responsibility of feeding the family by themselves.
They traveled to South America and Canada with their manager Ward Hall, and his sideshow World of Wonders while working hard for their family.
In 1991 they retired and relocated to Dayton, Ohio. They received an astonishing welcome in their hometown where the community raised money to construct a house for them close to their little brother.
Their younger brother claims they are content there.
You will also find their names in the Guinness World Records surpassing the Chinese twins Eng and Chang Bunker.
For the majority of their life, they were happy despite hardship and disabilities.
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