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From Tim Cridland, ©2016: (

Whatever Happened to Mortado The Human Fountain?Whatever Happened to Mortado The Human Fountain?
By Tim Cridland ©2016

Mortado was a fakir performer from Berlin who was active in Germany and America from the late 1920s until the early 1930s. He had permanent holes in his hands and feet that allowed him to perform a mock crucifixion act. He is best remembered for his "human fountain" act in which water streamed out of his punctured hands and feet as he posed on a throne.

Mortado at Coney Island

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