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Top 10 Freak Show Acts Of All Time

Joseph Merrick, a 19th century sideshow performer, was the victim of a condition beyond words. While many sideshow entertainers retain the ability to speak, smile, or look half-way normal in the face (or at least some part of their body), Elephant Man Joseph Merrick, the British runaway and lifelong carnie, was deformed beyond human identification.

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21 Unbelievably Haunting Vintage Photos From The Circus

21 Unbelievably Haunting Vintage Photos From The Circus Man crushes a block placed on the stomach of a strongman. (1930)