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    Gas-mask shower faucet head and holder installation. An idea for all those post-apocalyptic #cybergoths!


    Alice E. Doherty, toured as The Minnesota Woolly Baby in freak shows from age of 2, 1889 - 1915.

    ca. 1870, “Armless Wonder” Charles Tripp

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    The Salon Sisters: Ella & Elvira conjoined twin real picture postcard (c. 1880s) #Freakshow #Circus #Bizarre

    Margaret Gibbs gets a kiss from her fiance while her conjoined twin sister Mary is forced to look on, 1930s

    "The ants (rain forest ants, their proper name escapes me) in these colonies will remove the infected ant far away as it grows delirious, so that it doesn't infect the rest of the colony. Spores have been known to grow in moths, beetles, etc. I saw it on Planet Earth years ago. (Yes, but why would you hold it in your hand?! EUGHH) The video game "The Last Of Us" makes use of this idea in a zombie scenario, as well as a season two X-Files episode (no zombies though). "

    You never get to see anyone hunt giant grasshoppers anymore. | 40 Pictures That Show Just How Much The World Has Changed

    Wow. inside circus tent. I remember going to Ringling Bro. Circus inside the big tent. It was thrilling. Especially when the elephants ran by.

    - The Tiger Dancer. jump through fire hoops, etc

    Kids checking out the freak show. The fat lady always got payed $1 per pound each show they did. But they usually didn't weigh as much as they where advertised

    Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 - February 16, 1895), AKA "Lady Dot, The Midget Mite" or "Princess Paulina," was a midget. She was 17 inches tall and weighed 8 1/2 pounds. SHe was the smallest recorded woman ever. She died of pneumonia when she was only 19 years old. A Dutch documentary on Pauline was made in 2002.

    Violet and Daisy Hilton were conjoined twins sharing a common blood and nervous system. They were sold by their impecunious mother to a midwife, who greedily took advantage of their misfortune; while they sang, danced, played instruments in circus sideshows, their veritable slave-owner kept all their earnings and forbade them from socializing. Eventually a lawyer helped them escape and even reacquire money they were swindled out of. They went on to do movies (including 1932’s Freaks).

    The Living Skeleton with PT Barnum Carte de visite. On the back of this photo is handwritten: "I.W. Sprague Age 29 years Height 5ft 5 1/2 inch Weight 46 lbs"

    H.A. Atwell, [Untitled, Circus Performers, Giant and Midget], 1920-30s

    A strongwoman balances a piano and pianist on her chest. (1920)

    Freaks, 1932

    Harry Houdini (3/24/1874 - 10/31/1926) Austrian-Hungarian-born American stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.

    Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

    Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I Cherry Dollface. Shot in Portland or in 2008. Photo: Travis Haight

    "Laurello, the Only Man With a Revolving Head" (yes, he was real) appeared in Sam Wagner's freak show on Coney Island, 1938. Reputedly, he could rotate his head 180 degrees.

    Perfection or time travelers

    When 75-year-old veggie lover Ron Sveden of Brewster, Mass. began suffering from pneumonia and other problems, he sought medical attention. An X-ray revealed a suspicious growth that doctors suspected was cancer. But samples of the mass revealed that it was actually a pea plant that had sprouted in his windpipe. Sveden recovered after doctors removed the plant.