Sideshow Secrets Revealed

Sideshow Secrets Revealed

What's the real science behind beds of nails, sword swallowing and headless women? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie strip away the carnie veneer and get right to the facts.

Image Caption: Previous cast sideshow members performing again in a special performance during The Congress of Curious Peoples at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Coney Island, Brooklyn. Here Thrill kill Jill appears. (© Neville Elder/Corbis)

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Topics in this Podcast: sideshow