20 Weird Associations You Didn’t Know Existed

Just think — there are thousands of people who belong to these.

1. Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

2. The Association for Gravestone Studies

3. Association for Renaissance Martial Arts

4. Association for Positive Behavior Support

5. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

6. The National Association for Self-Esteem

7. The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

8. The Association for Professional Basketball Research

9. The International Association for Bear Research and Management

10. Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction

11. Association for Astrological Networking

Yes, it’s for astrologists, as in psychics and fortune-tellers. Not scientists who study stars.

12. Association for Christian Retail

13. Association of Camp Nurses

14. The Organization for the Working Samoyed

15. Association for the Preservation of the Coelacanth

16. World Association of Dectives

17. National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

18. International Association of Youth Hypnotists

19. American Association of Candy Technologists

20. The Association for Dressings & Sauces

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about the intersection of tech and web culture.
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