...The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated - she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.
Remember baby Lali, the little girl from northern India who was born with two faces? Well, she's apparently doing fine and in really good health. And, like her fellow country-girl Lakshmi, the Indian girl born with two sets of arms and legs, Lali is being hailed as a reincarnation of a Hindu goddess.
So, here's the deal with Lali and her extremely rare condition:
From Yahoo News:
The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated — she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes. ... Lali's condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well. "She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties," said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.
She drinks milk from both mouths (!) and blinks all four of her eyes at the same time (!!!!!). I wonder how she'll talk ... will both mouths and tongues articulate the words? If she blinks at the same time, I'm guessing both mouths will smile at the same time too. Fascinating.
Neighbors are flocking to pay their respects to the little girl, who they worship as the return of the goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.
Village elders want the government to build a temple in honor of the girl. And they're delighted by the fame Lali has brought to the village.