Twins who share everything including their BOYFRIEND vow to get pregnant at the same time because ‘their bodies need to be identical’

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IDENTICAL twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque — with their identical boyfriend, bed, mobile phone number, clothes, hairstyles, diet and cosmetic enhancements, are accustomed to being the identical centre of attention.

That changed — temporarily — when they joined the panel of SBS current affairs and discussion show Insight for a double episode about twins last night.

Suddenly, they weren’t the only twins in the room.

But the admission that they are convinced they’ll be pregnant at the same time — and will actively try to make it happen will put them firmly back in the spotlight.

“We actually felt a bit intimidated by the other twins, because we always thought we were the centre of attention,” the pair, 30, said by phone from Perth (it’s useless trying to work out which one is speaking — their voices are pretty much identical too).

“It’s not often we disappear, but when we started to share our story.”

The two aren’t actively trying for babies, yet.

“But if I got pregnant Lucy would definitely get pregnant straight way — because our bodies need to be the same,” Anna said.

“We would try to make that happen, definitely. We are not trying right now — we love children and kids love us, but it’s not the time for us.

“We would have to be exactly the same — even if we went through IVF at the same time.”

The Insight investigation looks at what the latest twin research can reveal about humanity at large — for social and scientific researchers, twins are ‘the perfect natural experiment’, especially identical twins who share 99.9 per cent of the same DNA.

Insight says changes between twins (or lack thereof) when they grow up — whether in health, sexuality, can tell us much about the impact of genetic versus environmental factors in these areas.

That’s something Anna and Lucy have never researched in detail — although their pursuit of staying as identical as possible has been their life’s aim.

They wear as a badge of honour being named the most identical twins in the world last year, after taking part in a Japanese prank TV show, and outwitting Japanese face recognition technology which could not tell their faces apart.

They love the limelight, less so the fans and haters that go with it, which they know will escalate when people learn of their identical pregnancy plan.

“We have people on the internet talk crap about us. We are happy with our lives. That’s how we want to live and we are not hurting anybody,” they said.

“You have to have a thick skin or you wouldn’t leave the house. People don’t insult you to your face, but they’ll say it from behind a keyboard.

“The people we meet in person are lovely, they want photos, they want to talk to us. They’re always nice.”

The pair came to public attention several years ago via media coverage focusing on their shared boyfriend, Ben Byrne, 32, and the estimated $250,000 they spent over 10 years on cosmetic and beauty treatments — right down to nails and fake tan.

The extent of their cosmetic surgery is vastly … err … inflated.

“We admit we’re high maintenance — we like to look good”: Anna and Lucy have spent an estimated $250,000 in ten years. Picture: Supplied

“We admit we’re high maintenance — we like to look good”: Anna and Lucy have spent an estimated $250,000 in ten years. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

“The only surgical procedure we have had is breast implants. We have had lip fillers, eyebrow tattooing, skin peels — but only surgery on our breasts,” they say.

They have been with Ben for four years, (yes, they share a bed, and they also live with the twins’ mother).

He is a fraternal (non-identical) twin, ‘so he understands the twin thing and the very close bond we have with each other,’.

“We’ve had separate boyfriends before, but they didn’t understand our closeness. Ben understands we want to be together all the time,” they said.

The two have never taken part in formal twins research studies — although the recently signed up to the Australian Twins Register.

They would worry about taking part in a study because ‘we just don’t want to be different to each other’.

“We have shared everything from an early age, but became even closer and more alike in the past six years since our Dad passed away,” they said.

“We want to weigh the same, we have to have our bodies the same. If we did a twin study and came out different, we’d be so upset.”

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This Girl’s Webcam Wouldn’t Turn Off, But Her Problem Wasn’t Something Tech Support Could Fix

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Most of us have used our laptop webcams to either video chat with someone overseas or to take a selfie. However, did you know that it’s possible for hackers to actually infiltrate your computer and watch your webcam without you knowing?

It’s terrifying and the video below is a short film simply called “Webcam” – perhaps the scariest thing is it’s based on a true story. See for yourself:

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Top 10 Toxic Fake Food Items Produced In China

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TOP 10 TOXIC FAKE FOOD ITEMS PRODUCED IN CHINA

China is internationally renowned for their fine cuisine and many dishes that burst with cultural heritage. However, its food industry has gained notoriety and has taken quite a beating from the public recently for its disturbing lack of standards.

For many years now, citizens of the world have been steering clear from foods imported from China, and it’s easy to understand why.

China has gained notoriety among consumers for their inventiveness in creating outrageously toxic synthetic food products that are seemingly no different from the original when compared with the naked eye.

Below is a list of 10 of the most unbelievable ‘counterfeit’ food products from China.

1. IMITATION EGGS

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A notable number of Chinese websites have released detailed instructional videos that teach viewers on how to make profit by producing and selling fake eggs. The ingredients that are necessitated to make these eggs are easily obtainablebasic chemicals like  “Alginic Acid, Potassium Alum, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, water and artificial color.” The eggshells are made from Calcium Carbonate. Eating these eggs may cause memory-loss and dementia.

2. BABY FORMULA

Tainted infant formula (image sourced from www.stuff.co.nz)

Tainted infant formula (image sourced from www.stuff.co.nz)

Back in 2004, 47 people were accused and convicted for producing fake instant baby formula that led to the unfortunate death of  dozens of children in Fuyang, China, reported CBS News. The formula that contained little to none nutrients was said to have been made out of chalk, which made children who consumed the milk powder develop a ‘big head disease,’ which made their heads swell and bloat, while causing the rest of their bodies to slowly deteriorate.

3. BEEF MADE OUT OF PORK

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22 Tons of Fake Beef Seized in China (image sourced from First We Feast)

Because pork costs less than beef in China, some restaurants prepare and alter pork meat to look and taste like beef and serve it to patrons. They use a beef extract and a glazing agent to ‘marinate’ the meat for 90 minutes beforehand. Doctors have advised consumers to steer away from these ‘fake beef’ meat products as long-term consumption may lead to “slow poisoning, deformity, and even cancer.”

4. TILAPIA FISH

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Tilapia is a widely known fish and happens to be the most commonly farmed fish in China. Unknown to many, Tilapia are among the most toxic and unhealthy fish that consumers will ever have served to them on their plate. Tilapia fishes eat just about anything and are comparable to a bottom-feeder fish. Even the water the fishes are farmed in is nothing more than a small pool of water filled with waste and fish excrement.

It is without doubt, one of the worst seafood purchases consumers can make. It is also a commonly known fact that fish-farmers in China won’t even let their family eat the fishes they farm- which tells you something. 40% of the world’s Tilapia supply comes from China.

5. FAKE GREEN PEAS

A photo provided by a local TV station in China that showed the manufacturing process of the peas

A photo provided by a local TV station in China that showed the manufacturing process of the peas

In 2005, fake peas were found in the Hunan province of China. According to a local newspaper, the peas remained rock-hard even after being boiled in high temperatures, and even turned the boiling water into an unnatural shade of green. The fake peas were reported by the daily to be a very profitable source of income for marketers.

The factory that produced these fake peas was in operation for about three years before authorities shut them down. The fake peas were created with snow peas and soy beans which were added with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (used as bleach and preservative). This dye is forbidden to use on produce because it may cause cancer, as well as obstruct the body’s ability to absorb calcium.

“Such toxic artificial green peas have been found in Hunan and Guangdong before, but it looks like the news didn’t catch enough attention from the officials,” said Sang Liwei, a Beijing-based food safety expert.

In China, officials only label a case a “food safety incident” when at least one person dies as the result of it, according to the source.

“In cases like this, where the danger only lies in possible long-term diseases caused by the misuse of additives, it’s not surprising to see lagged handlings,” said Sang Liwei.

6. APPLE JUICE

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Believe it or not- approximately 30% of the apple juice sold in global markets originate from China. Unknown to many, China is the largest pesticide producer in the world, and they have yet to address the issue of pesticide and chemical residue on food products. Food experts and nutritionists recommend consumers to avoid drinking mass-produced apple juice.

7. MUD SOLD AS BLACK PEPPER

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A market vendor in China’s Guangdong Province was reported for collecting mud and selling it off as black pepper, while his white pepper was made out of flour. His justification for selling the ‘counterfeit’ peppers was that “consuming them would not kill people.

8. PLASTIC RICE

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Unsurmounted amounts of ‘counterfeit’ rice have been seized in China in the past, and it is believed that much of it was produced from potatoes combined with a synthetic resin. Just like the peas, the rice stays hard after boiling and long-term consumption of the rice could cause cancer.

9. CHINESE GARLIC

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US inspectors have revealed that tainted garlic was discovered to be sold in stores in China. Garlic from China is sprayed with chemicals excessively and makes the garlic leave a bad aftertaste, that of a chemical concoction. A significant percentile of garlic sold in global markets originates from China- making it an advisable to steer away from garlic imported from China.

10. FAKE SWEET POTATO NOODLES

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A facility in Zhongshan city, China, was found to have made at least 5.5 tons of fake noodles. In 2011, consumers started complaining that what were supposed to be sweet potato noodles tasted strange. Further investigation led to a revelation that the noodles were composed of corn with an industrial ink used to give them a purple color, and paraffin wax.

It goes without saying that China’s notoriety was self-earned. However, it’s no reason to not visit the culturally rich country. China is one of the most heritage-filled and most beautiful places to visit in the world.

However, the same good praise can’t be said for their food- Yikes.

This Woman Spent Over $76,000 For The Perfect Body And This Is The Result

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We’re all works in progress, every one of us.

We all have areas of ourselves we want to work on, whether it’s our attitude, our outlook, our waistlines, our earning power, our intellects, or our skills. Some people take cooking classes, or take up crochet, or start jogging, while others go back to school. Regardless, everybody has a goal in mind, a finish line they’re looking to pass. If you’re not moving forward, you’re stagnating — and that’s not living.

And when that finish line looms especially large, people will go to extremes to reach it. It happens every day. There’s a great big lineup of people who want to climb Mt. Everest or win an Olympic gold medal, and they all have to put in punishing workouts daily to achieve their dreams.

But sometimes chasing a dream comes with unexpected costs.

In her quest for perfection, Fulvia Pellegrino has spent more than $76,000 on plastic surgeries.

But her quest for perfection has cost her more than just money. She has lost many of her friends and family as well. She and her wife, Marisa, live as outcasts in the small Italian town of Peveragno.

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After a startling number of surgical procedures including four breast augmentations, two rounds of liposuction, a nose job, and more than 150 lip and cheekbone injections, she’s still pursuing her perfect look.

She says she wants to look like American transgender adult film star Alannah Starr.

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Fulvia knew from the age of 15 that she was transgender, but she hid her true self from her family.

Her father, a clergyman, would not have approved. “He had three sons and he wanted three sons only,” Fulvia told the Daily Mail.

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She grew up as Fulvio and learned to compensate with a typically masculine lifestyle.

“You try to mask it in every way, playing football, drinking beers, buying American 4x4s and go shooting to feel like a man,” she said.

But of course, it didn’t last.

Sixteen years ago she cast her mask aside and admitted to Marisa her desire to transition.

Naturally Marisa found it difficult at first, but she supports Fulvia and they continue to live together, now more as sisters than a married couple.

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Her family had a harder time with it. Her father even tried to have her committed to a psychiatric ward.

When Fulvia’s father passed away, she was barred from the funeral.

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Fulvia’s neighbors in her home town turned their backs on her as well, calling her “the clown of Peveragno.”

“They point at me, they talk about me, they start inventing stories about me that I am a prostitute,” she said.

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For the time being Fulvia and Marisa struggle financially, having to live off of Marisa’s income as a holistic therapist.

The guns and expensive cars are long gone, sold along with a house to pay for her surgeries. But Fulvia’s not done with surgery yet. “I won’t stop here,” she says. “I want to go ahead because it’s not perfect. If I reach perfection, maybe I will stop.”

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30 Weird Facts That Sound Wrong… But Are Surprisingly True.

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There are a lot of strange and unusual occurrences happening in the world, both from history and the present. The subtle weirdness of human beings, the natural world, and historical events are rarely reported on or recorded in history books — but this list has got a lot of them.

Below are 30 bizarre facts about the world as we know it (or the world as we used to know it). It’s random information and trivia, but it’s also surprisingly compelling. They may have never taught you these things in school, but reading this list is certainly an education. #18 will truly surprise you.

#1. In the UK, there is a bus that runs off of composted human feces.

In the UK, there is a bus that runs off of composted human feces.

#2. According to National Geographic, redheads might become extinct by the year 2060.

According to National Geographic, redheads might become extinct by the year 2060.

#3. When a hurrican is coming, Wal-Mart’s top-selling items are strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer — a fine way to weather any storm.

When a hurrican is coming, Wal-Mart's top-selling items are strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer -- a fine way to weather any storm.

The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

#5. Roman Emperor Gaius decided to make one of his favorite horses a senator.

Roman Emperor Gaius decided to make one of his favorite horses a senator.

 

30 People Who REALLY Don’t Get Technology… #15 Is My Dad.

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When you’re born into a world of advancing technology, it’s not hard to adapt and learn quickly of the new widgets developing around you. Nowadays, the younger you are, the more likely it is that you’re tech savy. Unfortunately, not everyone adapts at the same speed. Some people, no matter how hard they try, just don’t get it. And we sympathize for them, but at the same time we can’t help but giggle at all the incredible fails that they have. They’re pretty hilarious. Take a look for yourself, at some of the examples we’ve gathered for you below. Some of these fails are just too good to be true.

#1. I don’t think that’s the proper way of cleaning your motherboard…

I don't think that's the proper way of cleaning your motherboard...

#2. They took DIY to the next level.

They took DIY to the next level.

#3. Putting her computer to sleep literally.

Putting her computer to sleep literally.

#4. Inconvenience or life hack?

Inconvenience or life hack?

#5. I guess grandma has been teaching him the wrong things.

I guess grandma has been teaching him the wrong things.

Shattered Glass Nails Are Going To Make You Proud Of Your Fingers.

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Like many fashion and beauty trends, this latest manicure madness originated in South Korea. It might look extraordinarily complicated, but it’s surprisingly DIY-able — and the finished results look ridiculously awesome.

It’s called the shattered glass manicure, and all you need to complete it is black nail polish, topcoat, and nail art glitter. You also need a healthy bit of patience (this takes awhile), but once you get it figured out, your nails are going to look insanely cool. See how to do it below

His New Wife Told Him To Ditch His Hobbies And To Focus On Her Only. But His Reply Shocked Her

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He thought that after getting married, his new wife would start getting involved in his activities and he’d do the same. However his wife had other plans so he had no option but to say this to her…

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21 Weird Things Almost All Guys Do But Don’t Realize, As Revealed By Women

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21 women were asked the question, “What are some weird things that almost every guy does but doesn’t realize.” The results are simply hilarious!


1. The pants slap. Slapping his pockets before he leaves the house to ensure his wallet and phone are there.

2. Lowering his voice by an octave when talking to his dad on the phone.

3. When you ask him a question and he can’t decide whether he should answer with a lie, he’ll say “what?” to buy more time.

4. Conversely, raising his voice by an octave when trying to sound polite or empathetic.

5. Bonding with other guys by hating each other’s interests.

6. Grimacing while he struggles to pull his wallet from his back pocket while sitting down.

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7. Not washing his bed sheets for long periods of time. Like, months.

8. Taking SO LONG to poop. Really, what’s going in there? Did you fall in? Is it a Narnia situation?

9. Taking his shirt off by pulling the neck hole over his head.

10. When hugging another man, clapping them on the back twice.

11. Keeping large amounts of change around his room in some form. Usually in a container or scattered around the floor.

12. Asking how long they need to put something in the microwave.

13. Snot rockets in the shower.

14. Liking sports teams and musicians. They’ll almost beat each other up over how bad the other team’s players are, but afterward they want to see each other again and are weirdly satisfied.

15. Making weird faces while playing video games, especially when stuck or rapid firing.

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16. Peeing on the sides of the toilet so it makes less noise.

17. Being able to sit in the same place and not talk.

18. The condiment slam. They don’t simply set the nearly empty ketchup bottle on its lid for a gravity assist. Instead, they’ll slam it against the counter like it just insulted their mother.

19. The awkward crab sideways step when trying to unstick their balls from their thigh.

20. When they don’t know each other but are thrown into a social situation together (like a double date), they instantly become besties and have a sort of secret bro-handshake every guy seems to know.

21. Sticking a hand down their pants while watching TV. No reason, really. Just ’cause.

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Russian man ‘marries’ a pizza because love between humans is ‘too complicated’

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Deep-an meaningful relationship: A lonely Russian pizza fan fed up of not having a better half has ‘married’ his favourite food

Struggling to find the love of your life? It’s a pizza cake for this Russian groom.The un-named man married a pizza after becoming fed up with being single.

The bizarre wedding ceremony took place in a pizzeria in the city of Tomsk in south-central Russia.

The newlywed admitted he did not have a ‘deep-pan’ meaningful relationship with his ‘bride’, but had the idea after deciding there was ‘mushroom’ for improvement in traditional relationships between two people.

A lonely Russian gourmet fed up of not having a better half has married a pizza.
The man who was not named said he came up with the idea because he was fed up of being alone
The happy couple: The groom said his friends are always moaning about their relationships
A lonely Russian gourmet fed up of not having a better half has married a pizza.
The man who was not named said he came up with the idea because he was fed up of being alone
A lonely Russian gourmet fed up of not having a better half has married a pizza.
The man who was not named said he came up with the idea because he was fed up of being alone
Well wishers: Others in the pizza restaurant congratulate the newlyweds

So in the end the unusual ceremony went ahead in one of the city’s pizzerias.

Managers and cooks at the restaurant even went as far as to provide the man with a marriage certificate, and the pizza bride was covered in a bridal veil.

Earlier this year an American woman named Linda ‘married’ a rollercoaster called Bruce.

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Unlikely couple: Linda is married to Bruce – a fairground ride

Speaking to a US TV station she said: “Some women like tall men, some women like men with a colorful personality, he’s got all of that,” she says in the show.

“To me, Bruce is just amazing when he stands up and is spread out.”

Credit: Mirror