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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The History of the Freakshow

Coney Island is a fascinating place from an American History point of view. One of the most historic and eyebrow-raising components is the Freak Show. 

Since waaaaay back in 1880 and over the years one could see Lionel the Lion-faced Man, Violetta the Limbless Woman and The Four-legged Woman which, oddly enough, was Phil's nickname when he played soccer in 8th grade. See this great article on Mental Floss (an freakishly great site in its own right): http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/12341

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