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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weird Sideshow Freaks




Yup, you have more than likely seen or at least heard about those old roadside attractions that feature the weirdest people in the human universe and possibly beyond. Here is a collection that should shake up your day.
Sword Eaters
 
Amazing and freaky all at the same time.
Prince Randian
He was known as the living torso, human caterpillar, pillow man, and the human cigar. He was born in 1871 and died in December 1934. Other than being born without arms or legs, he was known for being able to roll, light, and smoke a cigarette.
Rudy Santos
Rudy has four arms and three legs. He was born in 1953 and is still alive. He was in freakshows in the 79’s and 80’s.
The Musical Contortionist
He could play his banjo while making his body go into wild and odd positions.
Erik Sprague
The human lizard. Erik had body modifications done until he looks and feels like a lizard. He was made famous by Ripley’s. He is a writer for Body Modification Ezine and lives in Texas.
The Half Lady
Mademoiselle Gabrielle was born in Switzerland in 1884. She was a perfect lady until you got to her torso, and then she just ended. She travelled with the Ringling Brothers Circus and appeared in the Coney Island’s Dreamland sideshow.
Schlitzie the Pinhead
Born as Simon Metz was born in the Bronx in 1901. He was born with microlephaly a disorder that gave him a small brain and the IQ of a 3yr old. He only stood 4 feet tall and wore dresses due to his incontinence. He was beloved to all and died in 1971. He finally received a headstone from the dedication of fans and admirers.
Bearded Woman
Every circus side show needs a bearded woman.
Penguin Girl
Ruth Davis, the penguin girl had seal limbs a disease called phocomelia. It is what gave her the penguin appearance.
Man with Two Faces
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