FRIEDA PUSHNIK – The Little Half Girl

Frieda Pushnik was born without arms or legs on Feb. 10, 1923 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania. She claimed that her condition was due to a botched appendectomy conducted on…

PRINCE RANDIAN – The Human Caterpillar

The man who would become Prince Randian was born in 1871 in Demerara, British Guiana to Indian slave parents.Despite being born without arms or legs he was incredibly…

FRANCES O’CONNOR – The Living Venus De Milo

  The promise of suggestive sexual content lured many warm blooded men to curiosity displays, carnivals, and sideshows. The Cooche Shows (exotic or burlesque shows) presented by carnivals…

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MATTHEW BUCHINGER – The Little Man of Nuremberg

‘The tricks he plays at cups and balls, Tis wrong in any man, who calls, Them slight of hand, as he gives out, Their slight of stumps, and…