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How Freak Shows Worked

March 03, 2016 11:00

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Not too long ago, people would pay money to gawk and stare at a performer with a physical disformity. They were called freakshows and they began in large part thanks to P.T. Barnum, whose circus we still enjoy today. Sounds awful, but some of these performers became rich folks as a result. Exploitive? You decide. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit Read more
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