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In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Welcome to the freakshow

I had ran across a news article a while back about a kid having a 'parasitic twin' surgically removed. No big deal, right? I mean, it's sorta creepy but it's been known to happen that someone might have a twin fetus attached to them somewhere internally that just never seperated and developed right. This is usually absorbed at some point in the development or of course can be removed surgically if detected. Then I actually got to see a picture of the kid pre-surgery and freaky dosen't begin to sum it up.

Manar was born with a rare condition known as craniopagus parasiticus, which occurs when an embryo begins to split into identical twins but fails to complete the process. One of the conjoined twins fails to develop fully in the womb.

As in the case of a girl who died after similar surgery in the Dominican Republic a year ago, the second twin had developed no body. The head that was removed from Manar had been capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life, doctors said.

I mean, christ on a pogo stick. The freaking second head blinks and smiles? I'm almost sorry that the doctors had to remove it. I wonder if it would have kept growing in proportion with the kid over the course of his life. This would have made for one hell of a carnival attraction back in the days of the freak tent.
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