1. Animal feed taste-tester
Salary: $40 000 per year
Well, you don't have to like animals to do this job, but sure thing you have to like their food. That employee is supposed to decide if the pet would like the feed or not.
2. Drain cleaner
Salary: $150 000 per year
Seems like a horrible occupation.
3. A person who cleans crime scenes
Salary: $600 per hour
Yeap, there are special people who do that. Police won't touch a thing. These cleaners have to deal with blood, body parts and other things.
Salary: not enough
That's how in old times they called a person who would try food before a head of a country (emperor, tzar, etc.) eats it so that they don't get poisoned.
5. Golf ball diver
Salary: $100 000 per year
It seems like a pretty simple job. But just think about it - every day, sun or rain, he has to dive and look for small sunken balls. There are around 4000 (!) of them at the end of the day.
6. A person who removes dead animals
Salary: $25 000 per year
According to statistics, every year up to 1,5 million deers are killed on the roads of the USA alone. And as for the smaller animals...
7. A person who makes biological artefacts
Salary: $30 000 per year
In scientific labs thousands of frogs, pigeons, mice, cats and pigs are killed every week. There are people who are responsible for preserving them in special jars.
8. A person who defines the gender of a chick
Salary: $60 000 per year
They are mainly counting on their experience and intuition. These people work on chicken productions in Great Britain and Japan.
9. Research cosmonaut
Salary: different, but huge
In 2010 6 Russian cosmonauts were locked up in a space ship for 490 days. It was done in order to establish if a person can reach Mars without going mad. We'd need 250 days to arrive to Mars, 30 days to study it and 240 more days to get back.
10. Pit cleaner
Salary: $50 000 per year
Somebody has to do it...
11. Snake poison collector
Salary: one gram of poison costs up to $1 000.
These people deal with the deadliest snakes in the world.
12. Professional patient
Salary: $15 per hour
Some clinics and universities need this kind of "patients" to educate students and interns.