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.
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.
Whale Snot Collector
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.
Portable Toilet Cleaner
Before scientists can do their DNA research someone needs to prepare their specimens, or to be more specific, collect the fecal matter. Not only this but it also has to be shaken up to form a special “solution” which is exactly where their poop stirring assistants come in.