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Strange Careers That Pay Surprisingly Decent Money

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Anyone can be an accountant or a real estate agent. All you have to do is work hard and study hard and you’ll soon be raking in the money. But what about people who want to do something a little more peculiar? Well, they’re covered too. Check out these strange careers which may or may not be right up your alley.

Cuddle People For Cash

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There are a surprising number of businesses out there that offer cuddles to lonely people for cash. The going rate is between $60 and $80 an hour!

Queue Up For Coins

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Want the latest iPhone but can’t be bothered to stand outside the Apple store all night? No problem, hire yourself a professional queuing assistant to do the waiting for you. Barriers to entry to this career are very low.

There’s Gold In Golf Ball Diving

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Those who love a bit of outdoor fun and scuba diving can clean up by diving for golf balls. They make their money by selling the balls, which aren’t cheap.

Get Paid For Pet Food Tasting

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This is, apparently, a job done by real human beings. It’s the only way pet food companies can be sure that their treats taste consistently correct.

Bed Testers Get Money While They Sleep

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Bed testing is normally done by large purchasers of beds, such as hotel chains. They learn to lay on a bed in a very specific way to ensure that the mattress is completely undamaged.

Pick Up Some Notes As A Professional Mermaid

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You have to be young, female, and pretty, but other than that, this has to be one of the easiest jobs ever. Dress up as a mermaid and sit around for money.

Filthy Lucre For Face Feelers

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A face feeler works for a cosmetics company. Their job is to touch the faces of people who test makeup and to see if things are any better or worse than without the makeup.

Get A Nice Wedgie From Water Slide Testing

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We want this job. You go to theme parks all day and ride water slides over and over again to make sure they are getting enough water. Awesome.

Make Some Bread-Picking Worms

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It’s not a very pleasant job unless you like worms, but digging up worms for fishermen is an honest and reasonably well-paid career.

Earn Scratch For Sniffing Armpits

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We are not making this one up. Deodorant manufacturers employ people to sniff under deodorant tester’s arms. They may have to sniff 60 armpits an hour to make bank. Yuck.

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Director Opens Up: Here’s What Happened Behind-The-Scenes Of ‘Dirty Dancing’

Originally a low-budget flick produced by an up-and-coming studio, “Dirty Dancing” quickly became the film of a century after it was released in 1987. More than that, the cult classic featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey inspired generations, and not only in the United States. But behind the scenes, it turns out, things didn’t necessarily play out exactly how some might imagine. Sometimes the mood was raunchy, and sometimes the mood got tense – in fact, not all of the actors really got along so well on set. Read on to learn about the secrets behind the scenes of “Dirty Dancing.”

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After A Turbulent Few Years, What’s In The Stars For Celine Dion?

French-Canadian star Celine Dion was probably your favorite singer throughout the ’90s when she produced the second best-selling single ever by a female artist. Amazingly, Dion started her career at the young age of 12 and released her first chart-topping single by the time she turned 21. This was all thanks to someone very particular in her life. However, later in her career, things would take a turn for the worse in her private life, forcing her to put her career on hold and carry a burden that would change her life forever. Read on to learn how she overcame the most heartbreaking challenge of losing her husband and how she opened up about finding love again.

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Will A Fan-Fueled Petition Remove ‘The Last Jedi’ From Star Wars Canon?

If you're a Star Wars fan, you likely have some strong opinions on their latest release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If so, you are not alone. A passionate Star Wars fan created a petition to Disney to remove the film from the official canon. Surprisingly, it received over 100,000 signatures in less than nine months. Here's why: A Commonly Held...

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