1. Fourteen years ago, David Smith banged out the record in this role, when in a flash he traveled 200 feet at a speed of 70 mph. 2. Doctors are a bit fuzzy on Annie Jones’ precise ailment, she suffered from either hypertrichosis or hirsutism. Either way, it was so particularly pronounced that she became one of the most famous examples of this. 3. From a sore throat to intestinal bleeding, this job has been the cause of countless injuries and about 30 fatalities. However the techniques have helped researchers at Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins learn more about treating esophagus disorders and throat trauma. 4. Before picking up the chair, it is imperative this circus performer assures its main counterpart is well nourished and healthy. 5. When Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey saw lack of replenishment in this particular field, they opened a trade college that eventually graduated 1400 students. 6. This formerly popular foreign discipline has slinked out of circus favor, due to both an Act of Wildlife Protection and because of its inherent danger. 7. But there doesn’t seem to be a law against exploiting these oft mislabeled people, of whom the most infamous case were of naturalized Americans Chang and Eng.