Training Fleas, 1940

A letter from an Oslo publication printed in PTO Magazine, 1940.

I’ll confess, I’m confused. I thought flea circuses were basically a mime act. And yet this goes into quite some detail on how to train your flea.

Were they ever…..real?

PTO Magazine, 1940

PTO Magazine, 1940

Postscript – mind blown. Here’s some British Pathe footage of a real 1940s flea circus:

“Don’t get too close. Those microbes are man-eaters!”

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