A giant problem - Where will 7ft 7in Mariusz stay when he is in Dorset?

Polish Giant Mariusz La Shad

Polish Giant Mariusz La Shad

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A 7ft 7in giant is in need of a hotel room with an extra long bed when he performs at Dorset Steam Show.

Polish Giant Mariusz La Shad said life was not always Heaven when your 7ft 7ins tall, as he is in need of a place to stay.

He will be performing with Dr Haze’s Freak Show when it makes its annual stop at the show.

Dr Haze said: “We never really thought about his sleeping and travelling arrangements when we booked him for the show.

“It was only when Mariusz asked where he was staying that we realised he needed a bed that was 8ft long and a high roofed car to get him there.”

The only solution Dr Haze could come up with was to join two tents together making it in to a super long sausage tent and travel with an open sun roof with Mariusz’s head sticking out through the top of the car.

The show, featuring acts from the Circus of Horrors, will be at the steam fair from August 26 to 31.

Dr Haze said: “The show was so popular last year we couldn’t get everyone in, even though on some days we performed twelve times - we were still turning people away, this year we intend to perform more shows and bring an even bigger and more shocking extravaganza.”

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9:16am Fri 22 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.
I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken. JackJohnson
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10:11am Fri 22 Aug 14

elloello1980 says...

JackJohnson wrote:
I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.
The demand is there according to Dr Haze.

And in this PC age, I'm sure it's done with far more taste than those twisted Victorians did
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.[/p][/quote]The demand is there according to Dr Haze. And in this PC age, I'm sure it's done with far more taste than those twisted Victorians did elloello1980
  • Score: 1

10:11am Fri 22 Aug 14

elloello1980 says...

although calling it a freak show seems a bit edgy
although calling it a freak show seems a bit edgy elloello1980
  • Score: 11

11:32am Fri 22 Aug 14

terra firma says...

On yer bike would solve the transport issue, unless of course there is a low bridge.
On yer bike would solve the transport issue, unless of course there is a low bridge. terra firma
  • Score: -3

1:33pm Fri 22 Aug 14

livid99 says...

JackJohnson wrote:
I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.
21st Century society has turned into a freak show. Disgustingly obese, tatooed, pierced, coloured....you can see them all on a stroll through any town. Nothing is shocking anymore.....The Golden Age of Grotesque. An unusually tall man who is no doubt free to leave this show at any time is harmless.
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.[/p][/quote]21st Century society has turned into a freak show. Disgustingly obese, tatooed, pierced, coloured....you can see them all on a stroll through any town. Nothing is shocking anymore.....The Golden Age of Grotesque. An unusually tall man who is no doubt free to leave this show at any time is harmless. livid99
  • Score: -1

5:10pm Fri 22 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Think back in the day public attitudes towards disability and deformity were totally different than they are now, people were often shunned by society and would often be on the streets. Joining shows like this gave them some kind of life, they got food and shelter in return for allowing the public to gawp. Might be wrong, butvI think it is something along those lines. This chap is doing it because he wants to, not because it will keep him out of poverty.
Think back in the day public attitudes towards disability and deformity were totally different than they are now, people were often shunned by society and would often be on the streets. Joining shows like this gave them some kind of life, they got food and shelter in return for allowing the public to gawp. Might be wrong, butvI think it is something along those lines. This chap is doing it because he wants to, not because it will keep him out of poverty. FerryFan
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Fri 22 Aug 14

PossumGoose says...

Sub's day off?

. . . when your 7ft 7in tall . . Or, even "you're".
Sub's day off? . . . when your 7ft 7in tall . . Or, even "you're". PossumGoose
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

maximan says...

Cerne Abbas...
Cerne Abbas... maximan
  • Score: 3

10:30am Sat 23 Aug 14

westbaywonder says...

He is welcome to stay in my home anytime,
He is welcome to stay in my home anytime, westbaywonder
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11:57am Sat 23 Aug 14

JamesYoung says...

livid99 wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.
21st Century society has turned into a freak show. Disgustingly obese, tatooed, pierced, coloured....you can see them all on a stroll through any town. Nothing is shocking anymore.....The Golden Age of Grotesque. An unusually tall man who is no doubt free to leave this show at any time is harmless.
I go to the Circus to see normality.
As you say, the Seafront is a better place to find freaks.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: I thought we'd seen the last of freak shows in the 'civilised' world. Sadly, I was mistaken.[/p][/quote]21st Century society has turned into a freak show. Disgustingly obese, tatooed, pierced, coloured....you can see them all on a stroll through any town. Nothing is shocking anymore.....The Golden Age of Grotesque. An unusually tall man who is no doubt free to leave this show at any time is harmless.[/p][/quote]I go to the Circus to see normality. As you say, the Seafront is a better place to find freaks. JamesYoung
  • Score: 0
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