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The phrase "bread and circuses" has become a commonplace to describe how the Roman Empire managed to keep the populace contented during the long centuries of its decline. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
1890 original cabinet card of Chauncey Morlan, a Victorian sideshow attraction, pictured here at 18 years old, weighing over 500 pounds.