Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf: The conjoined twins who are separated but inseparable

Forever together: The conjoined twins who are separated but inseparable three years after operation which saved their lives Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf were given virtually no hope of lifeSeparated by surgeons at London's University College Hospital in 2009Mother Angie says they still sleep holding hands as they did in womb | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 1 January 2013 The first time she saw them they were holding hands in her womb. The scan showed two little boys facing seemingly impossible odds – conjoined twins given virtually no hope of life.

Your love is lifting me higher: World"s tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they enjoy romantic walk on Brazilian beach

Your love is lifting me higher: World's tallest teen girl towers over boyfriend as they take trip to Brazilian beach The world's tallest teenage girl walks hands in hands with her boyfriend, the picture of young love despite a staggering 1ft 4in height difference. Elisany da Cruz Silva, 17, measures an unbelievable 6ft 8in tall and has to bend down to plant a kiss on her 4ft 4in lover Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22. The youngster, from Salinopolis in Brazil, has a form of gigantism because of a tumour on her pituitary gland, which regulates growth

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave

Stand up with no hands to live longer: Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your hands Simple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 14 December 2012 If getting up from a game of Scrabble on the floor this Christmas requires both hands, a lot of sighing and a helpful tug from a grandchild, beware. For the gloomy message from scientists is that you may not live as long as your flexible counterparts. Those who can sit down and get up using only one hand – or no hands at all – are likely to live for longer, a study found