1) Horrible Stunt Tester
These are the guys who have to make sure that everything in all those horrible tasks on things like "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here" aren't actually going to harm anyone. Can I tempt you to a cockroach?
3) Ostrich Babysitter
One of the cuter sounding jobs. In Israel, there are some kibbutz workers who are in charge of keeping an eye on the ostriches so they don't get themselves into any sort of ostrich trouble.
5) Fortune Cookie Writer
My personal favourite. These guys are in charge of writing the deep words of wisdom you find in your fortune cookies. I imagine there is quite a lot of pressure to perform at work - you wouldn't want to ruin the end of someone's delicious Chinese meal with some half-baked prophecy would you?
7) Odour Judge
How do you think deodorant companies work out whether their product works efficiently? They get odour judges to sniff people's armpits of course and make sure they keep smelling fresh.
9) Whisky Ambassador
Not sure who came up with this job but they should definitely be congratulated. Their job is to taste whisky and then travel around and tell people how great whisky is. Ideal.
11) Worm Picker
The job of a warm picker starts when everybody else is asleep. They get out wearing their protective outfit in the dark, especially in rainy days, and look for worm colonies. They select the best worms and stuff these filthy creatures in cans that are sold fishermen in markets worldwide. Many of them spent sleepless night yesterday.
13) Professional Sleeper
While there are only ten good reasons to sleep at work, there are countless advantages of working in your sleep. These professional sleepers take part in sleep studies and research and literally have a dream job.
15) Gum Buster
Through special steaming tools, they remove the gum stuck to sidewalks, street benches and elsewhere that you stuck there back in 1976.
17) Brain Picker
Nope, this is not someone who asks others a lot of questions. It’s way more literal than that. This is someone who places animal heads on a table or on hooks in a slaughterhouse, splits open the skull and extracts the brains (which are a delicacy in many culture’s cooking.
19) Jelly Doughnut Filler
You have to have a steady hand and nerves of steel for this production line job, because just a little too much jelly and – BOOM! – those things can explode like a hand-grenade.
21) Egg Breaker
Breaks eggs by striking them against a bar and then pours contents into a device that separates the yolks from the whites
23) Dice inspector
These people have to manually inspect the quality of a die. A lot rides on the acceptable quality of a die!
2) Cow Fart Smeller
This involves smelling the gas given off by cows to determine whether the things they are eating meet their dietary requirements. I don't know who decided this would be a good way to make a living but each to their own.
4) Snake Milker
Maybe you're a little nervous about entering the world of work. At least you probably won't have to extract poison from the fangs of venomous snakes for research. There's a silver lining for you.
Apparently these people make a living by reading your personality from your unique lip print. literally read your lips - like having your palm read but slightly less socially acceptable. And you don't have to actually have to have writing on them like the guy in the picture.
8) Pet Food Tester
Someone's got to make sure that the food for your furry friend is up to scratch and that falls to the pet food tester. These guys have to make sure that the consistency, smell and unfortunately taste, of the pet food is right. Apparently they don't have to actually swallow it though.
10) Vomit Cleaner
Ever felt a little queasy on an amusement park ride? Well if you ever throw up then these are the guys who'll be cleaning up your sick. Spare a thought for them if you're going to risk getting on a ride with a bit of a funny tummy.
12) Body Farm Caretaker
Ever watched the series Bones and those brilliant minds solving complicated murder investigations by comparing soil samples and types of worms and maggots? Ever wondered how they come up with all these information [hint, in real life, they don't really do it all by themselves]? It is all responsibility of a body farm caretaker, who not only drags a dead body out of a grave but also removes the maggots attached to its rotten flesh and everything else that could be on interest to scientists.
14) Lifeguard at Nude Beach
"Shark! Shark! ... Hey wait a minute ... that's no shark."
16) Chicken Sexer
Get the thought of chickens in lingerie out of your head. The job simply consists of sorting through baby chicks to determine if they are male or female, and then segregating them.
18) Ant Catcher
Remember that ant farm you or your brother had as kids? Some of those ants come from much bigger ant ranches, but it’s someone’s job to go out into the wild and dig up ants to populate those ranches. And here I thought they caught them frozen, the way they’re shipped
20) Egg Inspector
Examine eggs for cracks and other irregularities before they are graded and stamped for approval. If you like drinking lots of coffee, you are bound for failure in this career.
22) Foley Artist
They use a wide variety of items – any they can find that work – to make the sound effects in movies. For example, they may create the sound of someone getting punched by thumping watermelons, or the sound of silence by being quiet
24) Train Stuffers
The Japanese government employs staff to push and stuff passengers into the subway to make sure that the space inside the train is fully utilised.