The stilt is a legfreak.


These legs go aaaaalll the way up, in stark contrast to Rayman.

Now let me be clear. It is not the Legfreak (Usain Bolt). No, the stilt is but a simple circus performer. The paying public comes from far and wide to witness its bizarrely long legs and the wonders they can do.[1]

Special powers

Well, obviously, there’s the leg. And nearly as important, the other leg.

Unlike many birds who stand on long legs (looking at you, ostrich), the stilt can still fly.


The stilt is one of the top three easiest birds to knock over.[2]

Every year, around the time of Seagull Pride Week, someone mistakes the stilt for a member of the parade.

Number of legs


Favorite video game

Blinx: The Time Sweeper.

What if it fought a bear?

The stilt would elude the bear by a convoluted course of near Rube Goldbergian complexity.

stilt leaving a trail

Though a relatively simple example, notice the randomly wandering path akin to Billy from Family Circus. “Circus?” See a connection?

Is it noble?


Final rating

Not my favorite act at the circus, but there’s much worse. And what is up with those “peanuts” anyway? You’re not fooling anyone, circus. You’ve never had a peanut in your life. Please, circus, can you just tell the truth? We’re not mad at you for not knowing what a peanut is. We’re just concerned.






[1]For example: Tap dance.

[2]The three are agreed on, but their exact order is a subject of much debate amongst animal-tipping enthusiasts.

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