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    The world's largest twins, Billy and Benny McQuire, are in Australia on a Guinness World Record store promotion -- and their 104-stone collective frames are posing problems.

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    Twins into hotel/ interview.




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    Background: The world's largest twins, Billy and Benny McQuire, are in Australia on a Guinness World Record store promotion -- and their 104-stone collective frames are posing problems.

    The twins flew in from snowstorm conditions in the United States to 35-degree (C) heat in Sydney and couldn't get to their air-conditioned hotel fast enough. They didn't walk there because neither can take more than 12 steps at a time without resting.

    Billy is a lightweight -- only 51 stone, three stone below Benny.

    They couldn't fit through any of the doors at Sydney Airport--so they were taken down by a back door and onto the tarmac.

    Taxi trucks took them to the hotel, where they collapsed onto two chairs -- each.

    The 30-year-old identical twins said the heat affected them greatly and they spent most of their time in air-conditioned rooms. They're 5 ft 9 in. tall, 7 ft. round the waist and 7 ft 6 in. round the chest. Their wives are sisters, weighing 130 and 115 pounds respectively!
    Billy and Benny will be carted round Australia and put on display at supermarkets. But they won't be taking part in their favourite sport -- wrestling. Such is their prowess as a tag team that they've run out of opponents game enough to risk being crushed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37Y0DHOL5J6S6DPO2TJ0YYKK5
    Media URN:
    VLVA37Y0DHOL5J6S6DPO2TJ0YYKK5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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