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Giants and Midgets

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Many people with genetic differences, like gigantism or dwarfism, found homes in circus sideshows, where people would pay to look at the unusual or bizarre. Because of ethical reasons, very few sideshows remain today, and most of them are on the East Coast. A very famous modern sideshow is the Sideshow by the Seashore on Coney Island.

  1. 1. Where are the remaining sideshows in the US?
    1. a. West coast
    2. b. Vegas
    3. c. East coast
  2. 2. What does a sideshow show people?
    1. a. The ordinary
    2. b. Animals
    3. c. The bizarre
  3. 3. What kinds of people found homes in sideshows?
    1. a. Energetic
    2. b. Funny
    3. c. Giants and dwarves