Although P. T. Barnum is usually linked with the circus, he really was a promoter a promoter of oddities, a promoter of his exhibits, & a tireless promoter of himself. Barnum was such a master in the art of self-promotion that even 100 years after his death he retains his self-appointed title: The Worlds Greatest Showman. Legend links Barnum to the saying theres a sucker born every minute. While there is no proof the quote is his, Barnum did pull some scams in his day. Yet his legitimate exhibits & shows far outshine his hoaxes. He introduced Jumbo the elephant, soprano Jenny Lind, & General Tom Thumb.