Lion tamers have a habit of putting their heads inside lions' mouths, which are made to crush the spines of bulls. So you can imagine what those jaws could do to a person's skull.
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Despite his distaste for fame, Andy Warhol became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. From the Factory to the Velvet Underground to those infamous soup cans, Warhol left an indelible impression on the modern art world.
Wildly popular during the Victorian era, sideshows were some of the only leisure entertainment activities available to the American public. For that reason, the curious masses would visit traveling circuses and exhibitions, paying for peeks at people with disabilities, disorders and general embellishments, such as tattoos. Test your knowledge of famous female freak show performers with this quiz from HowStuffWorks.com.