Okay, so this has a bit of a freak show feel to it, but here's some National Geographic video of a baby recently born in India that has two faces. It's not a conjoined twin, because it has just one torso. Interestingly, the parents do not want to have MRIs done the baby to see if there are any abnormalities inside her body.

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Liza says:

I saw this story almost a month ago; wonder why it's suddenly everywhere? But it provoked two questions for me:

1) Back in November, we heard about a girl from Bangalore who was born with eight limbs. Lali, the baby with two faces was born in Saini Sunpura, which is just east of New Delhi. Her condition lis linked to either genetic mutations or environmental conditions. And I immediately wanted to see a map: are the villages close to each other? Is there an environmental connection? But a quick map search shows that the children were born some 2000 km apart. So probably not.

2) Both girls are being honored as reincarnations of Hindu goddesses. (Lali is said to be the reincarnation of Durga, the Hindu goddess of valor, who's often depicted with three eyes and many arms. And, Lakshmi, the little girl with eight limbs, was named after the four-armed Hindu goddess of weath. ) The cool thing, to me, is that, in a society where traditional human anatomy doesn't equal the image of divinity, these little girls are revered instead of reviled.

posted on Wed, 04/16/2008 - 12:34pm
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Anonymous says:

hi baby with two face how you doing . you are very cool

posted on Sat, 04/26/2008 - 9:39am
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koallainfestation37 says:

wow man thats crazy awesome
let me hit some of that up

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 9:30am
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kimberly says:

Baby Lali,

I hope that you are well. Although you are not what is considered "normal" you are a goddess and a miracle. I think of you often and may you always be blessed.
Love, Kimberly

posted on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 8:17pm

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