Imagine having a job that smells so bad you need to take three showers a day just to not scare away the neighbors. It sounds terrible but raising maggots to sell as fishing bait or for agricultural purposes is an extremely lucrative profession.
By studying the development of maggots and other insects on dead bodies, these investigative professionals can tell things such as how long a body has been dead. It’s an important job but also a dirty one as most of your day is spent not just among dead people, but rotting, smelly dead people.
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To a farmer, knowing the sex of his or her chickens early on in life is necessary in order to determine the proper nourishment track (raise for meat, laying eggs, etc). The only way to do this at an early stage of development, however, is to literally squeeze the crap out of the chick, opening its anal vent, and allowing the sexer to see if it has a small bump indicating that it is male.
Its not just that your job involves killing things, but it also involves disemboweling them and separating the pieces. In fact, they said it would be enough to make some people go vegetarian, and evidently quite often it does.
If you think cleaning up after your kids at home is a mess, imagine cleaning up after hundreds of strangers day in and day out.
This job is so gross that the scientists who do this dirty work actually invented a remote controlled helicopter to harvest the whale boogers for them. We know you’re wondering – why anyone would want whale boogers on their desk? Well, because they’re busy researching disease patterns in these oversized mammals.
Guano, also known as bat poop (and sometimes bird poop), is a very effective fertilizer and even considered a delicacy in some locales. Because its usually found in caves it can take some special skills to harvest it properly, which is why we leave this job to the professional bat poop collectors.
How do deoderant companies know whether or not their products are working? By employing armpit sniffers, that’s how.