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A freak show is an exhibition of biological rarities, referred to in popular culture as "freaks of nature". Typical features would be physically unusual humans , such as those uncommonly large or small, those with intersex variations , those with extraordinary diseases and conditions, and others with performances expected to be shocking to viewers. Heavily tattooed or pierced people have sometimes been seen in freak shows, more common in modern times as a side show act as have attention-getting physical performers such as fire-eating and sword-swallowing acts. In the midth century, freak shows became popular pastimes in England. A famous early modern example was the exhibition at the court of Charles I of Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo , two conjoined brothers born in Genoa , Italy.
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The idea of a spectacle that exploits people with severe physical deformities and abnormalities, better known as a "freak show," has existed for centuries. However, these shows only really started to take off as the traveling shows that most of us now recognize in the s, when they traveled to towns with lurid banners advertising examples of nature gone wrong. After paying their money, spectators would be taken inside dimly-lit tents to gawk in horror and amusement at people suffering from all sorts of rare abnormalities. Conjoined twins and those with deformed limbs or no limbs at all were put on display and labeled as "freaks. By the time these people came to be freak show performers, most of them had already had terribly difficult lives as they suffered rejection from family members and peers. In many cases, they were sent to the freak shows as children by their parents to earn the family extra money and because public schools wouldn't have them. For others, the freak show was the only employment option available and became a home where they could find some kind of acceptance among others suffering from similar conditions. Moreover, freak shows were big business, especially during their heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the likes of P.