15 World’s Amazing Circus Sideshow Performers

Mirin Dajo (The Human Pincushion)

Mirin Dajo was the pseudonym of a Dutch named Arnold Gerrit Henskes. He became famous for piercing his body with kinds of objects and apparently without injury. In 1947, he moved to Switzerland and initially was granted a license to perform without the ability to speak to the public. In his performances, he used assistance but after a lot of failures, he paired up with his Dutch neighbor, Jan Dirk De Groot.  According to De Groot, Dajo had a lot of guardian angels, was telepathic and could heal people.