The freak show has a long and bizarre history. Here are some of the most famous circus sideshow performers to ever mesmerize audiences under the big top.
Circus sideshow freak Grady Stiles, also known as Lobster Boy. He was murdered by his son and his Mother. Grady was an angry and abusive man.
Telegraph photographer Paul Grover captures the moment a huge wave crashes into the sea wall at Ilfracombe, North Devon