1Bel Air Circuit
There is a group of about 400 ultra-powerful and wealthy individuals who pay $100,000 to join a club called the Bel Air Circuit and then pay $4,000/month membership fee to see movies on release day in their own home theaters.
Since 1948, there have been a group of ladies named the Arlington Ladies who have attended every funeral at the Arlington National Cemetery to support and comfort families and sometimes they are the only ones who attend some funerals. So they ensure that no one is ever buried alone.
The PayPal Mafia is an original group of PayPal founders and employees who have gone on to become one of the most successful groups of individuals in the world. The portfolio of companies they have founded includes; Tesla, Youtube, Space X, Linkedin, Yelp, and Founders Fund, to name a few.
From 2011 to 2013, a hacker group named Xbox Underground repeatedly broke into Microsoft's computer network using stolen credentials. They even were able to walk into Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond. Walking out again, they took three unreleased Xbox One dev kits with them.
The Vestal Virgins were a group of 6 women who were recruited at the age of 6 to tend the flame of the Goddess Vesta in Ancient Rome. Expected to serve for 30 years, if their virginity ever came into question they were be buried alive as punishment.
The Edelweiss Pirates was a youth group in Nazi Germany dedicated to opposing the Hitler Youth. Their resistance included spreading Ally propaganda in Germany, aiding German deserters, and even starting street fights with the Hitler Youth whenever possible.
The “Grandpa Gang,” was a group of men the oldest being 76, who committed the biggest bank robbery in English history. After climbing down an elevator shaft and drilling through a concrete wall they stole more than $200 million in cash and jewels.
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The 50-Cent Party is a group of trained internet commentators who are paid 50 cents per post by the Chinese government to sway public opinion in their favor.
9The Poison Squad
In the early 1900s, a group of U.S. government scientists started a private dinner club, in which they only ate poisonous food. They documented their illnesses in order to convince Congress to pass food safety laws. They were called "The Poison Squad."
10Acciōn Ortogrāfica Quito
In Quito, Ecuador, a group of vigilantes known as “Acciōn Ortogrāfica Quito” go around correcting all the bad grammar they find in graffiti.
Re #11: This year, the yakuza are no longer permitted to hold such an event.
I guess Acciōn Ortogrāfica Quito have not seen this page. (Just kidding! The occasional spelling or grammar matters little when compared to the greaet work you do here!)
Hah! And I misspelled “great” in my earlier post. I love irony.