Not all people are created equal. Some of us are born average and rise above the rest through sheer hard work and perseverance. Others are born with unique talents that when properly honed can become exceptional. Sideshow performers fall under the category of people who are born different. Through various genetic disorders and carefully conditioned skills, these people managed to become unique entertainers and performers who thrilled audiences across the world. Here is a list of 10 sideshow performers from history that stand out.
The Musical Contortionist
Max Smith was a great performer from the 1910’s who possessed two unique skills. He could contort his body into all kinds of ridiculous shapes and he could also play the banjo rather well while performing the contortion act.
The Elastic-Skin Man
This unique performer had the ability to stretch the skin from any part of his body to great lengths. He could also bend his fingers backwards and forwards with great ease. His name was Felix Wehrle and he was called ‘The Elastic-Skin Man’.