Wednesday, 19 December 2007

More L. Bertolotto News

News just in.... from Legislature of the Province of Ontario 1908 vol 5

"And here I would say that I am indebted for the most of the information that I can give, respecting Bertolotto and his Fleas, to D. Jewell, Esq., broker, who was intimately acquainted with Bertolotto, Lt. Col, Gray of H. M. Customs, who was a member of the Stadacona Club during the time of Bertolotto's stewardship, and the Rev. E. A. W. King, M.A., Rector of St Peter's who witnessed on of Bertolotto's exhibitions in Boston. Mass."

This is another tantalising snippet that I found from google books when searching for "exhibit of trained fleas", I'll try to track down if there is more of this article. Apparently my nearest copies are in the USA or Canada.

Monday, 17 December 2007

Professor Cockerill's Flea Circus

Professor Cockerill has put a taster video of his real flea circus on Youtube, with three acts, Tight rope, Club Juggling and Football Juggling.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Little people in the street

Perhaps these people have seen fleas on their travels through the streets?

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Spanish Fleas

The weather in Spain is mostly warm and dry. So Javier aka Magic Puk is in the ideal location for his Circo Magico De Pulgas.

The newly upgraded circus has been created with the advice of world flea trainers. The act includes a new springboard, trampoline, the swimming pool, a tricycle and a central circus ring. The circus has been equipped also with an external monitor to provide a larger view of the circus.

Puk is also a charitable type and aims to help retired fleas and fleas rescued from "Freak Flea Circus" shows.

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