Found this via the good services of Boing Boing – a really wonderful, virtual recreation of P T Barnum’s American Museum, where once people oohed and ahed over Colonel Tom Thumb or the Feejee Mermaid. It’s terrific and a nice use of the medium. Having just re-watched Tod Browning’s 1930s classic Freaks recently I was in the right mood for this! On which subject, your useless bit of information for the day: Tod Browning, director of Dracula (the Lugosi/Universal version) apparently used old chums for Freaks from his days working in the carnivals (yep, that ain’t makeup in Freaks, they are real freaks).