The Toronto Circus Riot of 1855 | Episode 38
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Depending where you live or grew up, there’s probably some dark moment of local historical injustice you’re not overly proud of. On this special bonus not-so-minisode, we’re going to check out mine!

On today’s special extra not-so-minisode, you will finally learn why you hate clowns so much, you’ll find out why early Toronto had so many teeth on the ground, and we’ll discuss fighting techniques included but not limited to: thumbing people’s eyeballs out, fish hooking the cheek, and biting people’s noses and ears off. 

If you asked any of the clowns or the firemen about their role in history, they would have been all “do what now?” – but the fact remains, and fellow Canadians, hear me – the most pivotal moment in the social evolution of our country was a brothel fight.

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