No new clowns: Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus have decided to stop offering eight-week beginners' courses at their Clown College. They will be replaced by "Masters of Comedy" master-class workshops, open to the 1,400 trained clowns already in the business.
Delicate jaws: A Mexican company has announced that it expects a large increase in its chicle exports this year. While most chewing-gum is now made from synthetic chicle, the Japanese have shown an increasing fondness for the natural product. "We are exporting almost all our product to Japan, because Japanese jaws are more delicate," said Jorge Fong, the president of Mexitrade.Reuse content