Photo © Abraham Menashe

Chang and Eng Bunker

Chang and Eng Bunker (May 11, 1811 – January 1874) were born in Siam, now Thailand. Because of their Chinese heritage (as they were born from a Thai Chinese father and a Chinese-Malay mother), they were known as the “Chinese Twins” They were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage. Their livers were fused but independently complete.

Photo Abraham Menashe

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12_CelebritiesChang and Eng Bunker, Siamese twins, as featured in Celebrities In Disguise, by Abraham Menashe, available from iTunes.