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Fourth Of July Is A Real Circus

The Fourth of July can be a real circus -- literally.

The Fourth of July can be a real circus -- literally.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 1:34 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – America is celebrating its 234th birthday on Sunday (Jul. 4), and it’s going to be a full-on circus.

Playland-Not-At-The-Beach, an amusement emporium in San Francisco dedicated to all things wacky, is celebrating independence this weekend (Jul. 3-5) by throwing a double- birthday party for America and one other famous face.

Turns out famed circus man P.T. Barnum was born on the Fourth Of July too, so the Playland will be displaying his iconic, 2,000-year-old Fiji Mermaid along with vintage pinball machines, video games, and other kooky knick-knacks.

“Master of Fun” Richard Tuck says the Playland will aim to show America’s rich circus history with miniature circuses, sideshow exhibits, and magic shows that will “baffle and entertain” visitors.

But just to make sure people are paying attention, they’ll be quizzed on fun facts about the USA throughout.

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