1. Royal Hanneford Circus is known as the oldest circus, tracing back to around 1690.
2. Although origins can date back to Ancient Rome
3. Recognise this tune? Well, it's over 100 years old.
4. There is actually a World Circus Day.
5. Eating peanuts backstage is considered bad luck.
6. Clowns are thought to derive from Medieval Fools and Jesters.
7. There is only one full-time sideshow left in the world.
8. You are less likely get into the School of Clowning than Harvard.
9. In circus lingo, a strolling food vendor who sells popcorn and toys is called a butcher.
10. The word ‘juggling’ comes from the word ‘jogelen’ meaning "to entertain by performing tricks".
If you were interested by that, Cirque du Soleil will be heading to London's Royal Albert Hall in 2014
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