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Clown shortage growing in America

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Clowns on the decline in the U.S. (Source: CNN) Clowns on the decline in the U.S. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - It's time to send in the clowns, no, really, the U.S. appears to be experiencing a decline in its clown population.

The New York Daily News reports membership at the World Clown Association has dropped from 3,500 to 2,400 over the last decade.

Apparently, young people aren't interested in becoming clowns and the old ones are dying.

"What's happening is attrition," Clowns of America International President Glen Kohlberger told the New York Daily News. "The older clowns are passing away."

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