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10 Bizarre Jobs From History

Somehow my job doesn`t seem so bad any more.

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malikymoo
Female, 18-29, Europe
 2039 Posts
Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:51:38 PM
yeh learnt most of these in history. i learnt thats where the surname walker comes from

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4102 Posts
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:37:24 AM
Bizarre? Not really. A knocker-upper made perfect sense when whole towns serviced a single mine or ship-yard and had to be on shift. A siren would wake everybody but a knocker-upper had a list of who was on what shift.

I understand that Prince Charles has his toothpaste placed on his brush by a servant although on assumes he wipes his own arse. Elaborate royal clothing might well have justified a helping hand at closet. And jester just = entertainer.

I do remember hearing about a woman who made a good living selling time. She had an accurate watch and a licence so that early every morning it was set according to the Greenwich timepiece, making it the most accurate time available. She then visited clients who set their own clocks by her watch.

Now sin-eater, that was a bizarre job.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3119 Posts
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:48:31 AM
a lot of those are still jobs today

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6290 Posts
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:48:28 PM
WTF are those leeches sucking on at 1:24?!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1349 Posts
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:54:56 PM
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