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The Greatest Show on Earth!

As the curtain is closing on the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, we must celebrate Circus Day!  This holiday was established to celebrate the circus on their anniversary, May 19, 1884.   150 more words


'Barnum' is a funny, feisty look at an American icon

BOSTON – As “The Greatest Show on Earth” – aka the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus – prepares to take a permanent leave next month after 146 years of entertaining people all over the world, we are left to ponder the legacy of the men who joined forces to bring those three rings to life. 685 more words


'Fraud' Examines Two Centuries' Worth of Hucksters and Swindlers

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” That adage–often wrongly attributed to legendary circus showman P.T. Barnum–was first uttered by Michael McDonald, who operated a gambling empire in nineteenth-century Chicago and knew a sucker when he saw one. 972 more words


Barnum Effect: "Something For Everyone"

For this week’s blog post I will talk about the Barnum Effect, its cognitive effects and biases.

“At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved”. 822 more words


The American Circus is dead .

When you read that headline what do you feel?

If you have any story to share for an up coming piece on the American Circus and the demise of the Ringling/ Barnum and Baily ” retirement” Email scoop@superbasicnews.com 8 more words



P.T. Barnum wasn’t just the founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was a man who celebrated hoaxes and he had goofy hair. He had a museum for a while and once displayed the Fiji Mermaid, which was actually the head of a monkey sewn onto the body of a fish. 324 more words

Please Do Not Feed The Clowns

Ringling Brothers and  Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it will be closing soon.

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