In the world of clownery, tradition has long dictated that a clown must never steal another clown's look. To that end, British clowns have developed a system that sits at the exact intersection of twee whimsy and nightmarish menace that makes clowns such an enduring fixture in both children's entertainment and horror movies.
To prevent the theft of a clown's face, members of Clowns International (a UK-based international group) must painstakingly paint their clown faces onto eggs (!), then enter those eggs into the Clown Egg Register (!!), housed in the Wookey Hole Clowns Gallery-Museum in Somerset (!!!), and I swear to god that all of the nouns I just listed actually do exist. [...]
But the book couldn't answer my most burning question, so I did the only reasonable thing I could. I wrote to the book's publisher and demanded to know, What the fuck, British clowns? Or, as I put it in my very professional email, "Is there anyone who can explain to me why ... eggs?"
Here's a book of clown faces painted onto eggs.