How many clowns can you pack into a clown car? Well, not many of them, if there aren't any clowns available to pack!
As reported by the NY Daily News, membership in the World Clown Association, the country's largest trade group for clowns, has dropped from 3,500 to 2,500 in the past ten years, and the same decline in numbers has been experienced by Florida's Clowns of America International.
The presidents of both organizations fear a national clown shortage is impending, as older clowns are dying off, and younger generations simply have no interest in slapping on the grease paint and red noses. Higher standards amongst employers, like Ringling Bros., has also been cited as a reason for the decline.
Could the clown apocalypse be in our near future? Only time will tell.
Over in the UK, sightings of evil clowns are on the rise, so I guess the shortage is only impacting us here in the states!