Eight of the Most Unusual Professions You Didn't Even Know About

1. "Mattress Jumper." 


Before we begin, the man who jumps on the mattress asks us to stop laughing. There is nothing funny about daily mattress jumping.

Professional mattress jumper Ruben Reynoso says people laugh at what he does, but the man himself sees nothing funny about it, because it's his job.

In fact, Reuben says, it is not for everyone. You do not have to jump chaotically. There is a certain system. Ruben jumps three mattresses a day. He does not jump high, does not do somersaults, does not fall on the mattress belly. No one is going to play with a mattress that costs $2750.


2. Moral hacker.

This hacker is not hiding from the police. He is a upstanding citizen who is paid about $170,000 a year. The average salary of such a hacker is $92,000 a year. Such hackers work to find software weaknesses and bugs.


3. pencil sharpener.

Sure, everyone can sharpen their pencil, but not everyone wants to bother with it. You don't want to? Then pay this pencil to David Reece, and he will certainly sharpen it. After sharpening, the pencil is sent back to the owner, along with a certificate of quality and shavings.

David can sharpen your pencil with love, so to speak, or he can put the sharp end of the pencil into a special cap after sharpening. The rest of the pencil is placed in a special tube where it will never break. It costs $15.


4. the hugger is a pro.

Jackie Samuel makes her living by hugging people. Unfortunately, that's no longer free either. Her services cost little to no more than $60 an hour.

No intimacy, just a hug. Jackie wants (at least that's what it says on her website) to make the world a warmer and gentler place. Unexpectedly, but it turns out there are a lot of people in the world who need a hug. The woman earns up to $260 a day and cuddles about 30 men a week. Samuel opened her business in 2012 and immediately set some rules. For example, she only hugs clients in her home and only touches where there are pajamas Among her clients most are veterans, retirees and people without a regular partner.


5. Cheese Sculptor

Oddly enough, Sarah Kaufman is not the only person who makes cheese sculptures.

Everyone asks her "why cheese?" To such a question, she says that cheese found her and plus it is much more pleasant to work with cheese than with stones or wood. Besides, jokes the heroine, there is always something to eat while working.


6. A professional food checker for poison. 

Of course you know from history how the ancient Romans and Egyptians hired these kinds of inspectors, but did you know that even today there is such a profession as "taste the food, if there is poison in it"? Not officially, there are several such inspectors working with Putin, tasting his food in restaurants.

George W. Bush also had two FBI agents who always tasted all of his food when he visited London.


7. Golf ball diver.

What happens when golfers drive their ball into a water obstacle? They say a few ugly phrases and pick up another ball. But if you don't get balls out of water obstacles, lots of them will accumulate there. Retrieving these ordinary balls is the job of a professional "underwater" diver for balls.

Believe me this is not heavenly work, but hard and rather unpleasant. The water in local ponds is cold and dirty, but who needs to get these balls?

A bad golf game provides a tremendous amount of work. Workers dive an average of four times a week and collect more than 4,000 golf balls. But these hard workers make up to $100,000 a year.


8. Cat Catcher.

The service of such a cat catcher costs $80. But the skills of such a professional come at a real cost.

Jordana Serebrenic has a talent for capturing domestic cats safely and with quality. She is so good at it that she is called to her home to catch her owners' cat and corral the protesting domestic creature.


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