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World's oldest two-faced cat dies

Frank and Louie, the 2012 Guinness World Record holder as the longest-surviving Janus cat, died. The cat had two mouths, three eyes and one brain. The Massachusetts feline was 15.

By Amy R. Connolly

WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Frank and Louie, the two-faced cat that gained worldwide attention as the longest surviving Janus cat, died, his owner said. The Massachusetts cat was 15.

Frank and Louie were lauded as the 2012 Guinness World Record holder as the world's oldest two-faced cat. He had three eyes, two noses, two mouths, one esophagus and one brain.

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Frank and Louie's owner said the cat was "a little down" around Thanksgiving and was raced to Tuft's University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where he later died.

Janus animals have a genetic disorder that causes craniofacial duplication, and typically don't live for more than a few days. Frank and Louie was named the oldest living Janus cat when he was 12.

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