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13 Bizarre Jobs You Never Knew Existed

Did you know you can get paid to be a fake mourner at a funeral, for families who fear a low turnout? Or to pretend to be a fan of a celebrity, to make them seem more popular at appearances? If you have the right look, you could even get a job as a fake businessperson in China, for companies who want “Americans” in the background of their press conferences.

These are just a few of the bizarre but very real jobs covered in the Personal Experiences section of Cracked, along with things like “Spice Merchant”, “Professional Drug Test Subject” and “Human Hair Collector.” Today, we’re talking to Cracked contributors Evan Symon and Isaac Cabe, who’ve spent years tracking down and talking to people who work jobs that are weird, fascinating and almost totally overlooked.

Footnotes:

5 Things You Learn Pretending To Be A Businessman In China (Cracked)

What If Your Job Paid You To Do Absolutely Nothing? (Cracked)

Ohio State puts Urban Meyer on leave amid investigation into assistant’s alleged domestic abuse (Washington Post)

I Was Paid By The Rich To Be A Fake, Adoring Fan (Cracked)

FIFA Confirms Winter World Cup For 2022 (New York Times)

The Mini-Golf Open (Improv Everywhere)

I’m Paid To Mourn At Funerals (And It’s A Growing Industry) (Cracked)

5 Dark Realities Of Being A Modern-Day Nazi Hunter (Cracked)

A Final Effort to Find Nazi War Criminals (National Geographic)

I Swear I’m Not A Drug Dealer: Making A Living Selling Spice (Cracked)

The 5 Weirdest Things I Saw Driving For Google Street View (Cracked)

The 5 Scariest Things About Life As A Human Test Subject (Cracked)

5 Bizarre Realities Of Taking Unapproved Drugs For Money (Cracked)

The Creepy, Underhanded Ways Chefs Put Food On The Table (Cracked)

5 Ways Saving Wildlife Has Turned Into All-Out Warfare (Cracked)

It’s Really Racist: 5 Sad Facts About The Human Hair Market (Cracked)

I Trick Bulls Into Gay Sex: 5 Realities Behind Your Beef (Cracked)

I Clean Roadkill Off Your Highways: 5 Weird Realities (Cracked)

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/13-bizarre-jobs-you-never-knew-existed

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