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Handcuffed Man Attempts Escape From Spinning Washing Machine

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2016 | Weird News

Rick Maisel knows something about making a big splash ― especially getting out of a washing machine while it’s operating. Maisel is an escape arti...

American Sideshow: Ten Years After Writing About the Previous 150.

Marc Hartzman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Weird News
Marc Hartzman

As a child, I repeatedly read about Wadlow's enormity in the first several pages of the annual Guinness World Records books. There were only a few images, but they were powerful, and they planted the seed for my lifelong curiosity into human anomalies.

Sadly, 'The Last Ship' Sinks

Alice Carey | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Alice Carey

The thing Broadway producers don't seem to fathom (as reported in Patrick Healy's article in The New York Times January 7th) is that musicals by their very nature are not always feel-good events. And so The Last Ship will inevitably sink on Jan. 24 after a four-month run.

'Sideshow' Stunt Stops Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

A reckless driver pulled off a dangerous stunt on one of the nation's most iconic bridges on Sunday, doing donuts amid heavy traffic on San Francisco'...

Ward Hall -- King of the Sideshow

Tim R. O'Brien | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weird News
Tim R. O'Brien

Ward Hall has the memory of an elephant, the exaggerative dialogue of a Ginsu Knife salesman and a sequined wardrobe that would have made Liberace turn his head.

"Geek Love" Author Champions Film

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.

In NYC? Check Out This Incredible Queer Party That's Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Art collective and "living magazine" The Culture Whore is back with another massive queer party -- and this is one has an incredible line-up that you ...

Can't a Girl Just Gig?

Selene Luna | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Selene Luna

There was a time when little people in early circus sideshows were victims willing to exploit their afflictions to make a living; I don't believe that's the case with Little Women: LA.

WATCH: The Pain Proof Man Withstands Brutal Feat On Broken Glass

Posted 03.16.2014 | Weird News

This guy has no time for a pain in the glass. Sideshow star Jim Stilianos -- also known as The Pain Proof Man -- sat down with HuffPost Live to sho...

WATCH: Sideshow Star Paints With A Brush Up Her Nose

Huffington Post | Buck Wolf | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

Insectavora has laid on a bed of nails. She's walked on glass, eaten fire, and if you want some not-so-fine art, she'll jam a paintbrush up her nose. ...

Buck Wolf

WATCH: Atlanta Teen Becomes World's Youngest Sword Swallower | Buck Wolf | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News

Some 14-year-old girls ask their dads for an iPhone. Some want earrings. Others want to go to parties where the adult supervision ranges from less-tha...

Beauty Pageants Are Bad for Everyone

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Today's pageants are a sanitized and sanctioned outgrowth of nineteenth-century carnival sideshows.

Oakland Police Have A New Target

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Already stretched thin, Oakland's police force is gearing up to battle an adversary it hoped was gone for good: sideshows. The reckless ca...

'NY Ink' Tattoos Traveling Vaudeville Troupe

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

Absolutely anything can -- and probably eventually will -- happen in New York City, but that doesn't mean Ami and the crew at "NY Ink" (Thu., 9 p.m. E...

A Touch of Knowledge: The Man with Two Mouths

Marc Hartzman | Posted 01.26.2012 | Weird News
Marc Hartzman

The blonde, smooth-faced Otto Tolpefer sat on a platform drinking water with one mouth and simultaneously smoking a cigarette with the other.

Sideshow Gathers Its Legacy

James Taylor | Posted 12.28.2011 | Weird News
James Taylor

As the old sideshow pitchmen would've put it to the crowds so long ago, it's the show all your neighbors will be talking about, the show you'll be telling your grandkids about, the show you'll remember as long as you live.

After the Sideshow

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

Black Friday comes and goes and has many wondering, does this mean that U.S. Internet gaming is doomed? My answer is no, Black Friday didn't ruin the emergence of U.S Internet gaming; it actually helped it.

Lucky the Painproof Man Wins Ripley's Sideshow Talent Contest

Buck Wolf | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Step right up! Step right up! Meet the newest star of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium. He munches and crunches a light bulb str...

David Moye

Carnival Barkers Slam Obama's Sideshow Remarks | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

When President Obama released his birth certificate on Wednesday morning, he may have thought he was closing the door on controversy. Instead, he end...

Denver's Frock Out Fashion Show Features Mondo Guerra, Sells Out

Andrea Rael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Eleven local designers showcased their skills at the Denver Public Library on Thursday night for a $2,000 first prize award. Nearly 1000 people attend...

Sideshow Operator Files $4K Suit Over Sale Of 5-legged Dog | By Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The freak show must go on. Jeanine Pirro, the former Westchester County district attorney-turned-TV judge, has gotten her paws on the case of the fiv...

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.