Flashback Friday

“He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease,

That daring young ham on the flying trapeze!”

Hamster on miniature trapeze, photo by Joseph Scherschel, 1955, Time Life/Getty images. Lyrics from, “The Flying Trapeze” written by George Leybourne in 1867!



  1. awwwwwwwwww simply adorable!

  2. Hmm… Mr. Ham will have to lose a little weight before he makes it to the Olympics. 🙂

  3. His tail helps with the balance.

  4. bob drummond says:

    WHAT TAIL ? He’s a Hamster !!! 🙂

    But anyway he looks like a real swinger to me !!!

  5. bob drummond says:

    I think he’s a little bit too olde for the olympics – ‘cept maybe back in 1956 !!! then he’d be a favorite !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. That little nubbin between his legs is a tail. Technically.

  7. ummm…technical alert. Girl Hammie.

  8. Connie Swail says:

    Definitely. You’d KNOW if it was a boy ham. 🙂