At one point about 5 months ago, I was living in Argentina, loving life, and seriously thought about joining the circus. Inspired by a 3 day circus camp-out I attended in October outside of Buenos Aires, I took a circus class at the local circus school. It was 4 hours of juggling, balance, aerobics, stretching, tumbling, and then Rope acrobatics! It was truly a humbling experience. I considered myself fairly able to do the occasional somersault, cartwheel, even back bend, but this was something else. My body hurt for 2 weeks and my ab muscles popped out (in a bad way).
Here's a pic from the circus weekend:
Really, it was awesome. Every night there was a performance and afterwards a huge dance party with South American circus kids (dreds, piercings, funny pants, tattoos, peace love and harmony etc).
Anyway, today I came across this video through www.beinghunted.com and was so sweetly reminded of why the circus is really cool. I even looked up buying a unicycle. One is available in the Boston area for only 55 bucks. Sold!