Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:26:57 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: -head Bob Haas asked: BTW, has anyone mentioned >"pinhead" as in Zippy the . . . ? > Pinheads were a fascinating group of circus sideshow freaks who I presume were hydoencephalitics whose water had been removed. The head came to a point and they were somewaht mentally retarded. Tod Browning's 1932 movie Freaks, an all time classic, featured them. They resided in Gibsontown Florida where the sideshow people from the circus winter quartered. Flossie, who was featured in the movie, died about 10 years ago. Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]