MORE Circus Facts
1. The word circus comes from the Latin word meaning circle, or ring!
2. A tradional circus is a trained company of acrobats, animals and clowns that work in unison.
3. Performers let you know their act is finished with their own special signature, a wink or a hand gesture.
4. It is harder to get into the Ringling Brothers Clown school than Harvard law school!
5. The human cannonball travels at warp speeds of 60-70 miles per hour!
6. For good luck, some performers keep an elephant hair in their pocket, from the tail of the elephant!
7. There is a New York City Trapeze School.
8. Whistling backstage is considered bad luck.
9. Performers NEVER eat peanuts backstage. Bad luck all the way around!
10. The circus is over 2000 years old!