10 Weird Jobs around the world

Have you kept cribbing about your Job? Have you always wanted to do something other than your mundane job! (Gosh, I sound like one of those TVC ads). All that apart, did you know people sniff armpits for a living? (And that is just the beginning of the weirdest jobs. How happy are you at your job now?)




People get paid to so some crazy ass jobs around the world. THINK your job is boring? Well, it probably is compared to some of these odd professions. Read on to know of some of the weirdest and wackiest jobs out there. Some are awesome, some are dangerous and some are just plain disgusting.

Pet Food Tester



Yes, it's a thing, and yes it may seem totally gross. However, pet lovers around the globe don’t necessarily think so. The owner of pet food company Huds and Toke, Mark Gooley, says, "If you wouldn't put it in your mouth, don't you dare expect your dog to eat it." Whoever came up with this job must be a true-blue animal lover or someone who likes to chew weird-tasting food. Do animals and humans have similar taste buds?


 Waterslide Tester



All play and no work makes Jack a dull boy. Not in this case, because Jack's work involves a lot of playing in water. Imagine testing water slides for a living. Water Slide Testers have to check all aspects of safety and make sure these rides are absolutely safe. There's always medical insurance for those who break a bone or two. Monday mornings definitely seem a lot more enticing if you get to spend your working week slipping down water slides. And water slides are usually placed in massive theme parks. Imagine getting to spend your lunch break on a roller coaster, and eating a hot dog for lunch.


 Snake Milker



Snake venom is really powerful and can be turned into drugs to treat all kinds of conditions, including a poisonous snakebite. So who collects them? There are some brave souls who collect that venom ’by hand’. They gently expose the snake's fang and squeeze out the deadly juices.That is some deadly job huh?

Train Stuffers



In Japan, the government employs staff to push and stuff (literally) passengers into the subway to make sure that the space inside the train is fully utilised. This would be a cakewalk for our Mumbaikars who do the same on a daily basis. Japan needs to pay us some royalty on this!
Horrible Stunt Tester



For every guy who chomps down a grasshopper on a reality show there are many more who've done the same thing in real life. These crazy guys are called Stunt Testers and their job includes doing (testing) everything that ensures safety before any guests or celebrities do that. Imagine what all they may have had done!.

Cow Fart Smeller


Oh Yes, you read that right. I know its cringe worthy, but there are people who actually work as a Cow-fart Smeller. There’s a practical reason as to why the cow fart needs to be smelled. It’s to find out whether the cows are eating the good food and being healthy. Not practical enough to smell their fart!

Odour Judge


You have a habit of poking your nose into other people's business. Well, these people poke their noses into other people's armpits to test the odour-fighting powers of deodorants. Now that's what you call a stinking job. This job requires the staff to sniff people’s armpits! Yes, this is just to make sure the deodorant will work when it hits the market. Yuck!

 Professional Snuggler

Japan is really on top when it comes to weird or unheard of vocations. One of it is that of Professional snugglers. Japan has cuddle caf├ęs, where, for around a dollar an hour, you can snuggle or sleep next to a real live woman. If you happen to be in Japan and are missing your girlfriend, just shell out some cash and you get to snuggle and sleep next to a Japanese woman. Just snuggle, mind you.The trend has recently taken off in Rochester, NY, as well, where for $50 you can indulge in a private, 45min snuggle session at The Snuggery

Panda Fluffer

In China, a Panda Fluffer is officially a panda "handler", but, since pandas are famously unwilling to mate/ totally lazy/ uncomfortable with their sexuality, lots of panda handlers have turned to adult flicks and Viagra to help a brother bear out.

Professional Mourner

You'll need these mourners if nobody gave a damn about you when you were alive. It's sad that you won't be able to see them mourn for you because you'd be in the coffin. 
This ancient practice has been mentioned in The New York Times as early as 1877, and is for some a highly desired career. Basically, it’s what it sounds like: men and women get cold hard cash in exchange for their tears and vocal weeping; the goal being to create a more mournful atmosphere. The UK is even getting in on the action with Rent-A-Mourner.



Change of vocation, anyone?

Tinu Menachery

Tinu Menachery is a restless soul. She loves trying new things that don't involve water, as her hydrophobic self is yet to overcome her fear. She loves talking, and can speak for hours together. Drop a mail, if you want her to talk about a particular topic. We all have 'blank mind' days don't we?

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