Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Who's Who of Coney Island Freaks

It can be difficult for the uninitiated to keep track of all the various sideshow performers which have graced Coney Island. Luckily, the blog Mental Floss has compiled a fairly thorough history which gives descriptions and biological information on many of these performers, as well as general information of the history of Coney Island freak shows.

The comprehensive list includes both legendary old school freaks such as Zip, The Ziphead and The Four Legged Woman, and contemporary sideshow performers such as Serpentina and Scott Baker, the Twisted Shockmeister.

Coney Island Freaks of Yesterday and Today [Mental Floss]

- post by Ben Nadler

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