20 Really Strange Groups You’ve Probably Never Heard About




Japan's largest Yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-Gumi, holds an annual Halloween party for neighborhood children in Kobe. "Not only were the decorations great and the gift bags full of tasty stuff, there were two big lines for cotton candy. And the gangsters were super nice."

12Cultural guerrillas

Cultural guerrillas

“Cultural guerrillas” is a group of illegal restorers who once broke into the Paris Panthéon, set up a secret workshop, and then repaired the monument's broken clock.

13Just Missed it Club

Just Missed it Club

The “Just Missed it Club” were a group of people who, for one reason or another did not sail on the Titanic. One of these members was Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, son of the late shipping and railroad mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt. He died in the Lusitania disaster 3 years later.

14Iron Front

Iron Front

The Iron Front was a democratic paramilitary group that opposed the Nazis in the early 1930s, and whose flag was designed to cross out the Swastika if superimposed on a Nazi flag.

15Stop a Douchebag

Stop a Douchebag

In Russia, there is a group of boys who attempt to force traffic regulations in Russia, which can vary from blocking cars driving on sidewalks, to placing stickers on cars who park in an illegal spot too. The group is called “Stop a Douchebag.”

16Night Witches

Night Witches

A group of women navigated canvas and plywood planes at night to drop 23,000 tons of bombs over invading German armies during World War 2. Their stealthy swooshing sounds led them to be known as the “Night Witches.”



The Cagots were a group of people that did not differ in race, language, or culture from the people around them and despite this, they were hated and persecuted for centuries, and historians still aren't sure why.

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To protect themselves from police and male vigilantes during protests, groups of suffragettes began practicing ju-jitsu and even armed themselves with clubs hidden in their dresses. They were nicknamed “Amazons” by the press.

19Pink Panthers

Pink Panthers

The Pink Panthers was a group of international jewel thieves, who committed 341 robberies in 35 different countries, and successfully got away with nearly half a billion dollars’ worth of jewels for 15 years until they were caught in 2018 in Serbia.

20Ink 180

Ink 180

There is a group named Ink 180 which offers free cover-up tattoos to victims of human trafficking, who are sometimes tattooed with large barcodes by their captors.


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