Postcard Gallery of Circus Fat People


Why is it that nowadays obese people merit no special sideshow attention? Oh, right....

Gallery here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 17, 2011
     Category: Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature

People the size of most of those people in the pictures go through work everyday.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/11 at 12:20 PM
@ Patty how would you go about moving a patient that size! forklift? crane?
My first thought before reading your comment was of the show "Nurse Jackie" when she says "what do you call a Nurse with a bad back? UNEMPLOYED!
Also thought of THIS
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/17/11 at 01:07 PM
Hope you enjoy that,it was my first hyperlink! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/17/11 at 01:10 PM
Back in the day people did manual labor for a living. There were a lot more farmers and farm workers than today. And, if the labor department gets it's way children will be banned from working on farms and that includes their families own farm!!

Read it here.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/17/11 at 01:40 PM
Its called a hoyer lift. a sling is rolled under the patient and the lift is hooked into it. It has a hydraulic arm that is raised by pumping it up.
But more often than not we just team lifted them.
Good job on the link honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/11 at 09:54 PM
@Patty Wow that looks just like the jack I would use to lift an engine and transmission out of a car as a single unit! minus the sling. See one {url=;_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&ion=1&biw=1151&bih=727&wrapid=tljp1324223327472015&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6830288698698252628&sa=X&ei=bgvuTuqBA-Ln0QGhkbWyCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CG8Q8gIwAA#] HERE[/url]
How much does yours cost?
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/18/11 at 11:55 AM
I must have made a mistake on the link! let's try again HERE
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/18/11 at 11:58 AM
They couldn't, possibly, use that!! It's not stainless steel & chrome with carbon fiber wheels with platinum roller bearings. Either all that or it doesn't cost enough.

BTW, if you're using Chrome, FireFox or IE you should look into a little app "Create Link". Here's the link for Chrome and Google can get you to the other ones. BTW, done right and the link won't take you away from the page it's on.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/18/11 at 12:17 PM
@expat thanks for the info I'll try that! I have been doing it manually.
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/18/11 at 12:51 PM
I am absolutely sure that while the medical lift does not lift as much weight it still costs substantially more Tyrusguy. That's the way it is in the medical field unfortunately.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/18/11 at 10:27 PM
@ Patty You and Expat are correct! the Least expensive one I could find on the net was 3 times the cost of the engine lift and could lift only half the weight! The only other difference seems to be that it's pianted white.
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/19/11 at 09:50 AM
Not surprising Tyrusguy. That is part of why everything medical is ridiculously expensive.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/19/11 at 10:11 PM
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