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Top 5 weirdest phenomena Circus Of History

Prince Randian

The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names, was a Guyanese performer with tetra-amelia syndrome and a famous limbless sideshow performer of the early 1900s, best known for his ability to roll cigarettes with his lips. He was reportedly brought to the United States by P.T. Barnum in 1889 and was a popular carnival and circus attraction for 45 years. Prince Randian can be seen in the 1932 film Freaks, in which he is seen performing his cigarette trick.



Charles Stratton

Stratton was a son of a Bridgeport, Connecticut, carpenter named Sherwood Edward Stratton. Sherwood was the son of Seth Sherwood Stratton and Amy Sharpe. Sherwood married his first cousin Cynthia Thompson, daughter of Joseph Thompson and Mary Ann Sharpe. Charles Stratton's maternal and paternal grandmothers, Amy and Mary Ann Sharpe, were allegedly small twin girls born on July 11, 1781/83 in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut.



Edward Mordrake

Edward Mordake (sometimes spelled Edward Mordrake), said to be heir to an English peerage, had an extra face on the back of his head. The duplicate face could neither eat nor speak out loud but was said to "smile while Mordake was happy" and "sneer while Mordake was weeping". Mordake repeatedly begged doctors to have his "demon face" removed, claiming that it whispered things that "one would only speak about in hell" at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide in his mid-20s. The description of Mordake's condition is somewhat similar to that of Chang Tzu Ping, a 20th-century Chinese man who had his second face surgically removed and lived a normal life after, and became friends to Bruce Lee.



Maurice Tillet

Was a French professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, the French Angel. Tillet was a leading box office draw in the early 1940s and was twice recognized world heavyweight champion by the American Wrestling Association run by Paul Bowser in Boston.



Simon Metz

American sideshow performer and occasional actor, best known for his role in the 1932 movie Freaks. His lifelong career on the outdoor entertainment circuit as a major sideshow attraction with Barnum & Bailey, among others, made him a popular cultural icon.


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