The 12 Most Bizarre Attractions Of Old Freak Shows

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One of the biggest forms of entertainment for our ancestors was the circus, and its by-product that was the ‘freak show’. These shows generally consisted of humans with severe abnormalities, deformities or abilities that would cause a whirlwind of feelings for the audience: usually shock, surprise, and fear. The shows sometimes involved animals, too, and not only were they mistreated behind the scenes, but the humans were, too. The owners of the circus would exploit them and take advantage of their deformities at their own benefit.

The presence of this type of attraction in the circus revealed a truth that we don’t really tend to admit: we humans are instinctively fascinated by bizarre or weird stuff, especially when it involves other humans. In fact, why did you click on this link? It’s purely down to a little something called curiosity. Here are 12 of the most famous and totally bizarre freak show acts of all time. Prepare yourself…

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