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Topic: Flea Circus dies in freezing weather
Message: Posted by: Wes Holly (Mar 31, 2013 10:33AM)
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Saw this on my AP news feed and thought it was a joke but many news outlets are running it. I had no idea there were flea circuses with actual fleas! Please explain how this flea circus differs from the street show version. I know the street show doesn't have real fleas.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Mar 31, 2013 11:28AM)
I think the main difference is that ........ Well it has fleas! I think you kind of answered it already.

Doesn't Walt Noon do a real flea circus?

There are clips on YouTube. If I can find the link I will post it.....
Message: Posted by: Circusman (Mar 31, 2013 11:31AM)
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On 2013-03-31 11:33, Wes Holly wrote:
[url=https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&gs_rn=7&gs_ri=psy-ab&gs_mss=german%20flea&tok=DNbKUJP-4rjVJQsj22wFOA&cp=35&gs_id=63&xhr=t&q=german+flea+circus+freezing+weather&es_nrs=true&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=german+flea+circus+freezing+weather&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44442042,d.dmQ&fp=bd8c6995ebbc6efd&ion=1&biw=1440&bih]775=german flea circus freezing weather[/url] (google search phrase)

Saw this on my AP news feed and thought it was a joke but many news outlets are running it. I had no idea there were flea circuses with actual fleas! Please explain how this flea circus differs from the street show version. I know the street show doesn't have real fleas.
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You've already answered your own question, Wes.
Real flea circuses were popular in the Victorian times, but nowadays (myself included), we create the illusion of a real flea circus.
Message: Posted by: Circusman (Mar 31, 2013 11:33AM)
Yep, Dave, that's where mine came from.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Mar 31, 2013 12:22PM)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gauReGP_Tps


http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=r9BjN_GHIic


Here is Walt Noons link....


http://www.noonco.com/flea/agitators_streaming.htm
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Mar 31, 2013 01:39PM)
Mines a Mossman ..... Blinking lovely item!

I use inky the most highly trained imaginary fleas...... Don't know about yours though?
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Mar 31, 2013 05:39PM)
Couldn't tell from the article, but this may just be a PR stunt. At least, that's what I choose to believe.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Mar 31, 2013 07:10PM)
There are still a few non-gaffed flea circuses around. Whether this is real or not, the PR is of great value!
Message: Posted by: Circusman (Apr 1, 2013 08:12AM)
This story has now appeared on T.V. in the U.K.
But it is April 1st - April Fools Day ! HMMmmmm ???
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Apr 2, 2013 05:58AM)
Interesting that the numbers are changing..... Just shows how things progress I suppose....

It happened a few days befor the 1st ...... But great publicity either way

I noticed they left out that its human fleas that they need.... :)

Itching now.....