Here are five things you should know about the Hensel twins before you check out the show, which premieres August 28 at 10 p.m. While they were born with three arms, one was removed surgically, so each controls one. The girls can speed-type emails without speaking to each other – even though they each only controls one hand.
Like most 23-year-olds Abby and Brittany Hensel love spending time with their friends, going on holiday, driving, playing sport such as volleyball and living life to the full.
“Obviously right away we understand that we are going to get one salary because we’re doing the job of one person,” says Abby.
“As maybe experience comes in we’d like to negotiate a little bit, considering we have two degrees and because we are able to give two different perspectives or teach in two different ways.” “One can be teaching and one can be monitoring and answering questions,” says Brittany.
The identical, conjoined twins from Minnesota, in the United States, have graduated from Bethel University and are setting out on their career as primary school teachers with an emphasis on maths.
Although they have two teaching licences, there is one practical difference when it comes to the finances.
“So in that sense we can do more than one person.” Their friend Cari Jo Hohncke has always admired the sisters’ teamwork.
“They are two different girls, but yet they are able to work together to do the basic functions that I do every day that I take for granted,” says Hohncke.