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Jean Libbera (1884 - 1936), AKA "The Double-Bodied Man," had his brother, Jacques Libbera...

Jean-Jacques Libbera

Jean Libbera - AKA "The Double-Bodied Man," had his brother, Jacques Libbera.

tallest people in the world | Yao Defen, the world's tallest woman, pictured here with her brother ...

The World's Tallest Woman Yao Defen Died in China: The world's tallest woman has died in Eastern China at the age of According to Chinese media, Yao Defen

Francisco Lentini Francisco A. Lentini is one of the few sideshow circus workers who actually garnered a ton of respect and praise … well, that’s after getting bullied for years, of course.  He technically is a pair of conjoined twins, but his “brother” (who is made up of one leg and genitals) got attached to his spine.

No Photoshop – Just Unbelievable Ripley’s has always been a home to those deemed undesirable, freakish, or too shocking and strange to be part of .

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) was the tallest man ever. He measured 9 feet (2.74 m). He weighed 500 lb  age 4 he was already 5 feet, 4 inches (1.63 m). He kept growing until the day he died. He performed with Ringling Brothers Circus in 1938. When Wadlow was 22, a faulty leg brace he was wearing popped of and cut his ankle. It then got infected. He died in his sleep at 22 years old on July 15, 1940.

Robert Wadlow (Aka: The Alton Giant-Alton, IL) was the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow reached 8 ft in m) in height and weighed 439 lb kg) at his death at age 22 in 1940 ~

"n an almost-burlesque-related note, Barnum actually started in the side show business, with Barnum's American Museum rather than the three-ring circus we associate with him today.  He first gained success in the 1840s with 'curiosities' such as General Tom Thumb (a midget), the Fiji Mermaid, and conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker."    from circusinthemaking.blogspot.com

Portrait of the dwarf, Tom Thumb standing on the hand of a Guardsman. Charles Sherwood Stratton – was nicknamed General Tom Thumb by P T Barnum, the circus owner. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images).

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Francesco Lentini the 'three-legged man', born 1889 in Sicily. His twin brother, who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals, was born attached to Francesco’s spine.

We sometimes take for granted how easy we have it in the 21st century, and a good way to remind us about that is to remember just how rough life was in eras before ours. One of the ones that wasn't just rough but creepy was Victorian England.

Mademoiselle Gabrielle – The Half Lady Born in Basle, Switzerland, in Gabrielle Fuller first joined the circus at the Paris Exposition in She travelled with the Ringling Brothers Circus.

THE REAL INFAMOUS WYATT EARP! TAKE A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME AND RE-LIVE THE "OLD WEST" BACK IN THE DAY

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Etienne Dumont is an art & culture critic for a newspaper in geneva who just happens to be covered head to toe in some of the most vibrant tattoos i’ve ever seen. he also has silicon implants under the skin which give the horned appearance, 2.7 inch rings in each earlobe and plexiglass piercings through the nose and under his bottom lip. the best part has to be the blue rimmed glasses though, a perfect addition to an incredible look.

Etienne Dumont is an art & culture critic for a newspaper in geneva who just happens to be covered head to toe in some of the most vibrant tattoos i’ve ever seen. he also has silicon implants under the skin which give the horned appearance INK~ tattoos

SOL Grotto Installation of Solyndra Tubes | Rael San Frattello Architects

SOL Grotto Installation of Solyndra Tubes

Bruce Springsteen by Schoolyard Fence, NY Aug. 1979

Stop by Morrison Hotel Gallery to browse exquisite rock photos by Joel Bernstein.

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Harper's Bazaar, cape by Antonelli, Venturi turban Herringbone and Houndstooth

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