Clowns Gallery-Museum Clown Egg Register

The Clowns Gallery-Museum is a clown museum in Somerset, England, which is home to the Clown Egg Register. Yes, that’s a real thing.

. . . the Clown Egg Register [is] an archive of painted ceramic and hen’s eggs which serve as a record of individual clowns’ personal make-up designs. The egg gallery was created because according to an unofficial rule, no two clowns are allowed to have the same make-up. In order to ensure that clowns weren’t copying each other’s makeup style, the practice of painting each unique design onto an egg began. Real eggs were originally used, but were later replaced with ceramic eggs.

Clowns Gallery-Museum Clown Egg Register
Clowns Gallery-Museum Clown Egg Register

El Salvador Clowns Protest Over Criminal Impostors

You just can’t make this stuff up,

More than 100 clowns have taken to the streets in El Salvador to protest against the murder of a bus passenger killed by two “impostor clowns”.

Apparently in San Salvador, clowns regularly perform on public buses, picking up tips from passengers — that must be how public transportation works in hell, too. In early June 2010 a couple of thugs dressed up as clowns, boarded a bus, and shot a man who refused to give them money.

The clowns responded by organizing a protest to point out that, hey, clowns are people too. Carlos Vasquez, who was described in press reports as the clown union leader [insert joke about union leaders as clowns here] told the Associated Press and Sky News that the union was working on a plan to issue ID cards to real clowns.

The only thing that would have made this story more surreal is if they had referred to one of the killers as the Clown Prince of Crime.