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Response to M_M (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:01 PM

11. Same idea. Barnum said

"There's a sucker born every minute". (Barnum was famous for using the ignorance of his viewers to his financial advantage). He opened Barnum's Museum, a collection full of oddities, misshapen animals, etc. in the 5 Points Section of New York to huge crowds. However, the customers kept staying in the museum, wouldn't leave (which meant more paying customers couldn't come in). He solved this by putting up a sign with an arrow pointing out the door which read "THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS". The all ran out looking to see the remarkable new bird Barnum had on exhibit. Kind of like today's Rethuglicans.

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