Růzena and Josefa Blažekóva (Angl. Rosa and Josephina Blazek) were “pygopagus” conjoined twins, sharing a connection at the hip. Born in the Bohemian countryside, their superstitious parents starved the pair for several days, and then took their survival as a good omen, allowing them to live. After participating in European sideshows, the sisters eventually went to America, where they were billed as “the Bohemian Twins.”
Born at the turn of the 20th century, Frank Lentini ultimately became one of the world’s most successful and long-lived sideshow acts. His condition was incredibly unique: Lentini had a third leg.
This, on its own, was enough to attract an audience; but, what shocked people even more was the fact that the three-legged man was also equipped with two sets of fully-functioning genitals.
Although he was never known to show off this often-aspired-to peculiarity, it was enough to land him a beautiful wife, Theresa Murray. She was the mother of his four two-legged children. One can only imagine the most audacious question asked by audience members: “Frank, we know you’ve got two, but which one do you use?” The answer will never be known.
Pitch card sold in 1937 when Johnny was with Ripley’s Odditorium Show.