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Most Outrageous and Disgusting Jobs On the Planet

Posted 3/13/2008 6:42 am by and

foleyartist.JPGIt’s Thursday. You’ve been waiting patiently for the past three days for the end of the week to come, and now you’ve almost made it. The end is in sight! Why do we have to work? you ask yourself. In fact, you ask yourself constantly.

Well, I am guessing that the people with the jobs on Life in the Fast Lane‘s list of “Bizarre and Dirty Jobs” ask themselves even more than you do.

With a list that kicks off with “Armpit Sniffer,” you can certainly see why. Yes, there are really people employed by other people that are paid solely to sniff armpits. Perhaps on occasion they do some filing. But deodorant companies rely on these people to test their product (and apparently on the pits of the sniff-ees), so be glad that the position not only exists but has been filled.

A similar job exists within mouthwash and gum companies. They pay people to smell a subject’s breath after consuming odorific foods like onions and garlic but before using their product and then again after chewing the gum or swishing the mouthwash.

Don’t stop there–the list only gets weirder. Being an official “Brain Picker” doesn’t mean you get to ask tricky questions and quiz people on trivia all day. In reality, you would be excising parts of animal brains that get used for culinary or medical purposes.

And if your dream of designing lingerie has fallen through, you don’t have to give up on the underwear industry entirely. You can become a “Flatulence Smell-reduction Underwear Maker” and design undies made for people with gastrointestinal problems.

Some of the jobs on LFL‘s list are actually pretty interesting despite their inherent problem of being difficult to explain to others. You could sign up to be a “Golf Ball Diver” and retrieve all those seemingly lost balls from the water hazards or train to be a foley artist and add another kind of soundtrack to motion pictures.

But still there’s more. If you want to read more about the weirdest jobs on the planet or if you’re looking for a career change, you better read the rest of this list.

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