Chances are, your last trip to the circus was a while ago. The tigers, the clowns, the gymnasts – it all seems incredibly impressive… until you see these unbelievable circus performers who will make your jaw drop. But don’t take our word for it; have a look yourself.
General Tom Thumb
General Tom Thumb, born in 1838, was a dwarf who became famous for performing alongside circus pioneer and legend P.T. Barnum. Thumb reached a maximum height of 2 feet 11 inches (89 cm), and died as a result of a stroke. He also performed for Queen Victoria and Abraham Lincoln.