7 Jobs That Sound Like a Joke

  • June 08, 2010
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Egg Breaker

You might be thinking – “Egg breaker? Hot dog, I’ve been training for that job all my life!” but sadly professional klutzes have been in very low demand in the last few decades and no one is currently interested in paying you to be clumsy. Actually, the job of the egg breaker is to manually separate the egg whites and yolks in food service industries, additionally keeping an eye out for spoiled eggs.

Modern technology can do wondrous things like send communications from one end of the globe to the other in half a second, but we still need humans to separate our eggs, apparently. This is good news for all of you worrying that your job is going to be taken over by robots in the future. Whatever happens, at least you will always be able to find a job breaking eggs.

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Butt Wiper

Let’s talk about Sumo wrestling. Have you seen how huge those guys are? Flipping hot heck, some Sumo wrestlers get so big you could stab one in the back and not have the knife reach any internal organs for like a week. This is, of course, one of the many sacrifices these wrestlers have to make to achieve fame and glory in the ring, but their size often comes at a much more terrible price: the inability to wipe.

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Indeed, a few Sumo wrestlers tend to get so big they no longer can reach down behind and below them to wipe after using the toilet. Not that long ago, this actually was the job of the “freshman” at the school the Sumo wrestler attended, but since finally discovering the concept of basic human dignity, many Japanese officials banned this practice. But there will always be people willing to do many terrifying things for money.

The professional sumo-butt wipers are of course most often hired as full time nurses but the implications of their future tasks are made quite clear in the interview process. Bizarrely, many still take this job willingly.

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Fart Smeller

Yes, turns out one of the many names kids used to call you back when you were younger is actually a real thing. Incidentally, “Poop Eater” continues not to be a real thing (at the time of this writing), but someday… who knows?

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The Fart Smellers have been first described in 2005 in “Popular Science” concerning an experiment performed by Dr. Michael Levitt. Levitt, a gastroenterologist, paid 2 evidently desperate people an undisclosed amount of money to smell and rate farts from his test subjects, according to their noxiousness. The experiment used gasses collected from 16 healthy volunteer after eating pinto beans and concluded that the worst smelling parts of farts are hydrogen sulfide.

It is at this time that you should consider two things. 1) This experiment actually had a budget. Real money was spent on it; 2) There are starving orphans in Africa. That is all.

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  • - Coconut Safety Engineer: http://static0.travelandleisure.com/images/amexpub/0002/0266/coconut-saftey-200807-ss-article.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_f98opUNuVXc/So-7nFi4-kI/AAAAAAAAJhM/RyCcllKb8M8/s400/coconut+picker.jpg
  • - Mosquito Gatherer: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HWU3wX2cDLQ/R2PDGxn8sII/AAAAAAAABLE/CLyS0rZe8Ls/s400/Anopheles_stephensi_malaria_causing_mosquito.jpg http://www.pdchost.com/sites/TMDJ01_812708/images/mosquito.jpg
  • - Chicken Sexer: http://en.wikivisual.com/images/5/5f/More_chicks.jpg http://www.ruralmissouri.org/Images/RuralMissouri/May08/ChickenSexing.jpg
  • - Egg Breaker: http://blogs.babycenter.com/momformation/files/2009/06/eggs.jpg
  • - Butt Wiper: http://www.all4humor.com/images/files/Sumo%20Wrestling%20Crack.jpg http://www.blurtit.com/var/question/q/q9/q97/q977/q9776/q977627_koni2.jpg
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