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Author's Note: 10 Amazing Circus Families

Writing this article made me wonder -- what act would our family have if we were a multigenerational circus family? We're not particularly athletic, so all of the acrobatics are out. I don't think we'd be good with animals, either. That leaves the clowns, but my baby sister is terrified of clowns. Hmmm ...

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