People get paid really good money to do some weird-ass stuff
If we’ve learned anything from our story on bizarre services available across the globe, it’s that not all jobs are created equal. And that there are some people out there who get paid really good money to do some pretty weird-ass stuff. And not all of them involve boosting the morales of unsocial male techies or a warm (professional) snuggle with a stranger.
From men who’ll push and pull you in and out of trains in Tokyo, to a job that pays a staggering $ 95,000 for sniffing strangers’ sweaty armpits, and professional ‘smellers’ who assess the durability of soiled fart-filtering underwear, here are seven of the craziest careers you should have considered before getting a degree in ‘Arts’.
1. Pornography historian
Self-styled ‘porn historian’ Bill Margold is the go-to guy on all things X-rated. The former American porn star and director put his journalism degree to use post-retirement, and is now one of the most famous chroniclers of the adult industry and its lascivious past. Others include the late Jim Hollday. The downside to this job? You’re either jerking hard or hardly jerking.
2. Fart-sack underwear sniffer
Shreddies is a pair of fart-filtering underwear said to neutralise stink or mitigate the aroma of flatulence. Who puts their bold claims to the test?
It’s a person’s job to sniff them once a fart has been unleashed. Thanks to the underwear sniffers at Shreddies, never should you feel like you need to hold in a gassy one or think twice before you hunker down over a big bowl of beans and cabbage. Just go ahead and blast out hot stinkers and noxious clouds of methane all day… nobody will ever know.
3. Oshiya or professional pusher
6. Odour assessor
How can you tell if your pet will really go for that box-fresh pet food? Feed it to a human, of course. Professional pet food tasters around the world sample food that’s usually reserved for your pampered pooch, making sure it’s up to standard in taste, texture and packaging. Why? Because your furry best friend deserves the best.