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12 Jobs You Didn't Know People Actually Had

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There really is an outlet for even the most obscure skill.

1. People Pusher

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In both Japan and China there are now professional people pushers. To minimize train delays during peak times, stations are equipped with professionals trained in the art of pushing everyone onto the train in a timely manner to keep things moving.

2. Horse Massager

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Horse massage, also known as equine massage therapy, is a growing field. These skilled individuals apply human athletic therapeutic massage to horses. It's shown proven success by aiding in recovery and increasing performance.

3. Ice Cream Taster

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Ice cream scientists are equipped with degrees in either food science or nutrition and specialize in thinking up new flavor combinations and ice cream textures that will hopefully be a huge hit with your taste buds.

4. Duck Master

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Since the 1940s at The Peabody Memphis, there has been a daily duck march led by the Duckmaster. Think you have Duckmaster chops? Learn how you can prove yourself as an honorary Duckmaster and join the ranks of Patrick Swayze and Oprah Winfrey.

5. Bed Warmer

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To help guests get a better night's sleep, some hotels employ human bed warmers to come in and lie in your bed so that it's nice and warm for you when you're ready to sleep.

6. Still Stander

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To make their displays feel more personal and engaging, some stores are employing live mannequins. As they stay as still as possible between position changes, they give store shoppers an unexpected and ever-changing experience. Ever tried to pass as a mannequin? Maybe you should try it for real.

7. Artistic Mermaid

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Water ballet is seen professionally at different tourist attractions, casinos, and aquariums. Some professionals can hold their breath for over five minutes and swim to depths of over 100 feet deep. Also referred to as mermaiding.

8. Smell Creator

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A true perfumer can create smells that have three notes. The industry for perfumery is very small though, as The Guardian notes, there are fewer perfumers in the world than astronauts.

9. Soft Stylist


These soft-goods fabric stylists know how to make clothes into art. They have a keen eye that knows exactly how to make each individual piece pop and complement each other at the same time.

10. Truffle Hunter

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Demand for truffles is constantly increasing as the supply becomes more and more limited. This makes the profession very difficult, but also very profitable for the highly skilled hunter.

11. Wrinkle Chaser


Shoe-obsessed, detail-oriented folks have a new profession all to themselves. Wrinkle Chasers use ironing techniques to remove all wrinkles and imperfections from shoes before they head out of a factory to be sold.

12. And Frisbee Tosser


Playing on the beach with your friends used to be as far as you could go in the world of frisbee. Today, with the growing popularity of Ultimate, athletes can join a professional league.

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