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Stuff You Should Know

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How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How Freak Shows Worked

March 3rd, 2016

Episode 881 of 965 episodes

Not too long ago, people would pay money to gawk and stare at a performer with a physical deformity. 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.

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