A few years ago I became interested in flea circuses (see old, and somewhat embarrassing, photo on left).
I ended up putting together a talk about the topic, performing with a mechanical circus, and writing an article on the history of them (click the ‘history’ tab).
The original Victorian circuses used genuine fleas, but the art form has all but died out because of a lack of performers (mainly caused by improvements in hygiene over the years).
So, imagine how excited I was to discover that some people were once again staging genuine flea circuses. There is a video of their activities after the break and the footage of their performing insects is amazing (thanks Sid)!