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America suffering from clown shortage

America Suffering from Clown Shortage

It might make you laugh, but this story is no joke. "Fox & Friends" reports the U.S. is suffering from ... a clown shortage.

'Over the past 10 years there has been a drastic decrease in membership at the country's biggest clown organization,' "Fox & Friends" explains.

Say it ain't so! According to the World Clown Association, the country's largest organization of its kind, membership has fallen from 3,500 to 2,500 clowns in the past decade.

KCTV says the reason is rather sad: they're actually dying off.

'As older clowns die, there aren't enough younger clowns enrolling into clown school to take their place. But it looks like so much fun,' KCTV reports.

The association president told New York Daily News, 'What happens is they go on to high school and college and clowning isn't cool anymore. Clowning is then put on the back burner until their late 40s and early 50s.'

So, bad news for those of you planning a birthday party.

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ajt1025 February 19 2014 at 6:33 AM

Put a little make-up on our Washington Politicians an the problem is sloved.

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hrdbal51 February 19 2014 at 6:17 AM

I disagree...look at all the clowns in Washington, starting with the White House.

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ThatPat317 February 19 2014 at 6:13 AM

Good, I don't like clowns. They're creepy, and even as a child I never thought they were funny.

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casemarinecal February 19 2014 at 6:02 AM

They should recruit from the US Congress!

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REDTAG casemarinecal February 19 2014 at 6:06 AM


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breezejd38 casemarinecal February 19 2014 at 11:21 AM

Start with the POS President.

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Laura February 19 2014 at 6:01 AM

Because we have finally realized how bleeping scary clowns are...

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syntheticlubeguy Laura February 19 2014 at 7:18 AM

I remember Crazy Eddie from Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando Fl. Many years have passed and I am still in therapy because of him. Could not get away from him; he followed my girlfriend and I everywhere that night! Oh, the humanity!!

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northeastt February 19 2014 at 6:00 AM

What shortage of clowns? Has everyone forgotten about Washington D C? It is loaded with clowns!

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karen February 19 2014 at 6:28 AM

An easily fixed "crisis" (LOL), if there's anyone in America who cares.

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Rick February 19 2014 at 7:10 AM

You have got to be joking! Wake up and smell the greasepaint! The clowns have taken over and are rolling on the floor laughing their "Bleeps" off!

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Ed Podwell February 19 2014 at 6:49 AM

I don't know why there is a shortage of clowns when Washington D.C. is full of clowns & the organization they belong to is the U.S. Congress, both houses & all 3 parties, especially the tea party.

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billseef4 Ed Podwell February 19 2014 at 7:07 AM

dont leave out the white house or they will feel hurt.

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plewdawg Ed Podwell February 19 2014 at 7:30 AM

....and their ringmaster is in the executive branch!

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crazy ray February 19 2014 at 6:24 AM

Believe me, there is no shortage. There are enough clowns in Washington to be a glut on the market.

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