Two-Faced Cat Survives

Frankenstein’s monster and the Hunchback of Notre Dame were thought of as hideous beings, but were actually sweet and kindhearted. Here’s another example. Frank and Louie is the name of a cat that was born with two faces—two mouths, two noses, two normal eyes, and one large nonfunctioning eye in the center. He’s what’s known as a Janus cat, after the Roman god with two faces, and they seldom survive longer than a few days. But Frank and Louie is now 12 years old, and has set a Guinness world record for the longest-living Janus cat. He lives with a veterinary nurse in Worcester, Mass., who says Frank and Louie often shocks onlookers but usually wins them over quickly because he’s so sweet and affectionate.