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

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

STRANGE COLLECTION FROM RINGLING BROS CIRCUS FREAKS, PERFORMERS AND ODD BIG AND SMALL PEOPLE - INCREDIBLE GROUP!

STRANGE COLLECTION FROM RINGLING BROS CIRCUS FREAKS, PERFORMERS AND ODD BIG AND SMALL PEOPLE - INCREDIBLE GROUP!

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

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

"In 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

"In 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Master Urho Abraham Panula, 2, was born on 25 April, 1909. The son of Juha and Maria Panula, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his mother and four brothers. They were travelling to Coal Centre, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to join their father. All 6 perished in the disaster. Urho's body body was never found - Find A Grave Photos

Master Urho Abraham Panula, 2, was born on 25 April, 1909. The son of Juha and Maria Panula, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his mother and four brothers. They were travelling to Coal Centre, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to join their father. All 6 perished in the disaster. Urho's body body was never found - Find A Grave Photos

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.

A former pro skater is designing a custom house that is completely skateable

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.

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