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Frank Lentini – The King of the Freaks and a Sideshow Wonder

  Sideshow Freak Frank Lentini was known to many as “The Human Tripod” because he had three legs. Lentini was born to a well-to-do family in Sicily.   His unusual condition was the result of being part of a pair of … Continue reading

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Dai Andrews – World Famous Sword Swallower and Modern Fakir

Dai Andrews called “The world’s greatest sword swallower” by the Los Angeles Times, has performed in more than thirty countries on five continents. Andrews has made over fifty television appearances, including the National Geographic and Discovery Channels, and holds four … Continue reading

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The Knife Thrower

One of the classic acts of the circus sideshow is the Knife Thrower. Knife throwing is part of a group of performance arts known as impalement arts. Impalement arts include knife, axe and tomahawk throwers; bullwhip crackers; archery marksmen; and … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Aerial Performances

The spotlight shines brightly on a young woman twisting and twirling on a silk threaded to the high ceiling. The crowd gasps with each feat, and when the woman flips to the floor, the crowd roars into a standing ovation. … Continue reading

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Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita, Colorado

Last weekend the good people of the small town of Fruita, Colorado celebrated the 15th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival on May 17th and 18th. Why have they been celebrating Mike for the last 15 years and what is … Continue reading

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Steampunk World’s Fair – The World’s Largest Steampunk Event

Last weekend, there were thousands of Steampunks at the Radisson and Embassy Suites hotels in Piscataway, New Jersey. Steampunk, a strange blend of futuristic technology and the anachronistic society of the Victorian era, takes its primary influences from 19th century … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Man Meets The World’s Smallest Man

The World’s Smallest Man – Pingping Meets The World’s Tallest Man – Sultan Kosen

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