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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Cool. I'm pretty sure only one of the heads can retract at a time.

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    Haha xvart, meaning while one retracts you can keep on poking the other xD
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    That's awesome! Will "they" live as long as a regular turtle/turtles? I'd definitely take that pair home!

    We had a human girl in New Germany MN born with the same sort of genetic partial split so it looks like she has two heads. She was a guest on Oprah some years ago and has taken her driving lessons last I'd heard.

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    Will "they" live as long as a regular turtle/turtles?
    In the wild they don't often live very long, usually one head controles one side of the body while the other controls the other side of the body. That means they don't swim very well, making it hard for them to catch food, & it makes them vulnerable to predators. In captivity though I'm pretty sure they live just as long as normal turtles due to the lack of things eating them.

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    Yeah, I'm not so sure this would be a case of siamese twins, but rather a mutation probably due to conditions while in the egg. More than likely lacking an inhibitor which would tell the cells to stop dividing...not sure, ill have to give my brother a call and ask him on this, he's had a couple of 2 headed turtles, both from batches that were screwed up during the incubation process due to power outages when we had hurricanes here in florida...wonder if its something like a flat worm, but only happens in the early stages of the developing fetus. (Flat worms multiply easily from being split in half, and if you just split the head, it grows two)so if that were the case, maybe during the cell division process, something went wrong and rather than staying together, the two cells that originated from the one, went off and made their own heads due to some physical/environmental barrier? Like I said, ill ask my bro. Lol, he's a herpetologist.

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    Interesting Jaytab, that's how this girl/s was. They explained that if they want to clap or some activity involving both hands or feet they would have to coordinate it between themselves.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjoined_twins

    This might sort out some confusion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail...rittany_Hensel

    I'm guessing that these are the girls that you were talking about.
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    Philosophical question of the day - if one girl commits a crime, does the innocent one have to go to jail too or should the guilty be able to avoid jail?
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