The Greatest Show on Earth Collection
16 Famous Circus Sideshow Performers in History That Were Truly Bizarre 538.7k VIEWS Creepy circus performers have always had a special place in our collective imagination. In an era of far less sensitivity&nb... When He Got Shot In The Face, His Skull Stopped The Bullet And He Became A ... 261.8k VIEWS You probably don't recognize the name Joe Greenstein, but you may have heard of the Mighty Atom. He was one of the world's s... 11 Horrifying & Extremely Dangerous Circus Attractions From History 190.2k VIEWS There is a reason that circuses and sideshows make their appearance every Halloween, and star in everything from horror movi... Born Into Slavery, Died As Royal Entertainers: The Journey Of The McKoy ... 369.3k VIEWS Millie and Christine McKoy were conjoined twins who toured the world as "The Carolina Twins" and the &qu... Here's Everything The Greatest Showman Got Completely Wrong About The Real ... 447.8k VIEWS Is The Greatest Showman a true story? The movie musical is many things - but historically accurate isn’t exactly one of... 12 Horrible Workplace Abuses From The Circus Nobody Knows About 36.1k VIEWS Spectators have enjoyed circuses and sideshows for centuries. The circus behind the scenes, though, wasn't always as spectac... Heartbreaking Facts About Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man 379.9k VIEWS Joseph Merrick was born on August 5, 1862 in Leicester, England. When he was about five years old, he began d... These 19th Century Photos Of A Guy With 3 Legs Are Pretty Shocking 179.3k VIEWS Three-legged man Francesco "Frank" Lentini was born sometime between July 1884 and May 1889 in Roso... The Tragic Story Of A Girl Who Was Born With Backwards Knees And Walked On All ... 32.2k VIEWS You've never heard her name, but Ella "Camel Girl" Harper was one of the most popular circus performers of all tim... Every Single Human Attraction From P.T. Barnum's Freak Show 318k VIEWS P.T. Barnum started promoting the human novelties he called "freaks" in his traveling show in 1835 and he ope... 22 Insanely Creepy Vintage Circus Photos 88.2k VIEWS Circuses have always been places that effortlessly blend surreal wonder with the pure nightmare-scapes lurking in the back o... 14 Incredible Facts About American Showman P.T. Barnum 196.6k VIEWS Who was P.T. Barnum? Phineas Taylor Barnum was the brilliant and bizarre mind behind a number of famous hoaxes and... The Bittersweet Story Of Jumbo, The Most Famous Elephant On Earth 41.9k VIEWS Meet Jumbo - the 13,000 pound African elephant who inspired musicians, circus goers, illustrators, and the world. ... All About Schlitzie, The "Pinhead" You've Definitely Seen Before ... 48.8k VIEWS Schlitzie was one of America's greatest circus and sideshow performers. He worked in various circuses for decades ... 14 Disturbing Facts About Circus Animals 32.4k VIEWS If you love animals, it might be time to look at some hard truths behind the spotlight of the circus - as hard as that may b... 30 Hilarious Photographs of Old Timey Strongmen 7k VOTES In a modern strongman competition, contestants demonstrate their strength by pulling trucks, lifting insanely heavy objects,... The Tragic Story Of The Electrocution Of Topsy The Elephant 37.6k VIEWS Topsy the elephant was a member of the performing elephant herd of the Forepaugh Circus for the majority of her life. T... The Heartwarming Story Of The Romance Between "The Monkey Woman" And ... 133.3k VIEWS Emmitt and Percilla Bejano were legends in the carnival world, particularly in the "freak show"... General Tom Thumb Was The Most Famous Circus 'Freak' of All Time 35.6k VIEWS General Tom Thumb, born Charles Sherwood Stratton, was a dwarf born in the mid-19th century who became a famous circus perfo...