Traditionally, freak shows
, also known as side shows
, have featured individuals with genetic defects
or odd talents.
Examples of freak show attractions
·The Bearded Woman
type, not the Slashdot
·The Fiji Mermaid
Due to a combination of people getting upset at non-PC
things nowadays and the lack of traveling circus
?), freak shows are much less common now than they used to be.
See also: Humbug