Top 10 Famous Sideshow Freaks
#10 - Tie: "The Armless Wonder" & "The Legless Wonder"
Tie:

Charles Tripp & Eli Bowen

#09 - "Lobster Boy"

Grady Stiles

#08 - "Two-Headed Nightingale"

Millie and Christine McKoy

#07 - "Human Torso"

Prince Randian

#06 - "Half-Boy"

Johnny Eck

#05 - "General Tom Thumb"

Charles Sherwood Stratton

#04 - "World's Tallest Man"

Robert Wadlow

#03 - "World's Heaviest Man"

Robert Earl Hughes

#02 - "The Original Siamese Twins"

Chang & Eng Bunker

#01 - "The Elephant Man"

Joseph Merrick

User Comments - Add a Comment
mairead - 2008-03-11 22:12:43
John Merrik. The elepant man was a very sad movie.
Carny - 2008-04-01 08:48:38
His name was Joseph, the movie was very inacurate.
stephanie the amazing!!! - 2008-05-01 18:06:51
this shit is crazyyy!!!!!
J. - 2008-05-04 18:18:17

theenigma

 

Why nobody current? "The Enigma", is quite famous.

Blogball - 2008-05-22 23:19:43
Robert Wadlow was never in side shows.

[Editor's Note: Wadlow toured throughout the United States with Ringling Brothers Circus in 1936.]
Pia Richardson - 2008-07-06 14:02:47
THESE AMAZING YET LONELY PEOPLE, WILL ALWAYS BE THE MOST AMAZING HUMANS OF ALL TIME. 1800S-1900S WHEN THESE PEOPLE HAD TO SURVIVE, WITH-OUT LIMBS ETC, THEY DID IT..THEY DIDN'T MAKE EXCUSES..THEY USED THEIR BRAINS AND SELF MOTAVATION AND WORKED HARD FOR "SOD ALL" BUT LOOK AT YOUR OWN SELVES, WHERE DID THESE PEPOLE HAVE TIME TO SAY, I CAN'T DO IT?! THEY DID, SO ITS TIME MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD STOPPED AND THOUGHT LIKE THESE PEOPLE....TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEIR LIVES AND NOT FIND EXCUES! CHECK OUT THE B/W MOVIE "FREAKS" ITS AMAZING AND MOST OF THESE GUYS ARE ALL IN IT, NO ACTING SKILLS NEED, JUST COURAGE AND SELF ESTEEM X PIA
Delanie - 2008-08-26 04:09:56

Why was the movie inacurate. I haven't seen it but I know the story.

kat - 2008-12-01 23:30:40

zipthepinhead

 

robert was never in a sideshow. he sold and promoted shoes. the "what is it? " aka Zip should be up there. lame list guys.

 

[Editor's Note: Wadlow toured throughout the United States with Ringling Brothers Circus in 1936.]

jamie - 2009-05-25 03:09:07

the movie the elephant man was inaccurate because john's "owner" was actually a good man. he took care of joseph. he wasn't crule to him. that;s the biggest thing that's wrong. great movie you need to watch it.

Naomi - 2009-06-10 05:51:24

read the book before you see the movie, its so much better. and if your ever in London you can bribe someone at kings hospital in camberwell to see his skeleton, truly incredable!

Edvin - 2009-12-20 22:24:03

You forgot Mirin Dajo - THAT*S freaky!! Watch the German documentary on yotube - have fun:-)

Keenan Murry - 2010-02-11 16:50:43

Robert Wadlow was famous for being tall. He was not a freak he had a rare disease.

Ariana - 2010-04-22 21:45:16

Interesting. Sideshows are always fascinating to me. My favorite would have to be Johnny Eck, it's cool how he could do a One Armed Handstand. Truly unique.

Ernie - 2013-09-24 06:22:15

I can't believe that no one has posted this comment, so please allow me: "GABBA GABBA WE ACCEPT YOU, WE ACCEPT YOU, ONE OF US!" - from Tod Browning's film "Freaks"; also from The Ramones