Ronnie and Donnie Galyon surpassed the world record for longest living conjoined twins and celebrated their 63rd birthday recently, Ohio, USA.
The Galyon twins turned 63 on Oct. 28 are yet to receive their official certificate from the Guinness World Records confirming they're the longest-living conjoined twins in history.
Ronnie and Donnie are joined at the waist and face each other. They have four arms and four legs and separate hearts and stomachs but share a lower digestive tract, a groin, a rectum and penis, over which Donnie has control.
The twins were born healthy in October 1951 but stayed in the hospital for two years as doctors tried to figure out how to separate them. When experts said they could not guarantee both babies would survive an operation to part them, the parents said they would stay as they were.
The boys did not go to school as teachers asked them to leave because they were too distracting to the other students. From the age of four to 39, they supported their family by performing in carnival sideshows in the U.S. and circuses throughout Central and South America.
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