193 Pins 1y
Royce M. Becker
According to "P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman" by the Kunhardts (1995) the explorers who first discovered the pair thought they were kangaroos. Their publicity pamphlet referred to them as origially being "sharp-toothed cannibals" belonging to a "distinct race hitherto unknown to civilization." The authors go on to say that it was all a bunch of ballyhoo, of course, and that the two were simply severely retarded siblings from Circleville, Ohio.