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Countdown of the 10 Weirdest Jobs in the World

Countdown of the 10 Weirdest Jobs in the World

Think that your job’s weird enough? Maybe you’ll find how absolutely normal the job you’re having after knowing the 10 weirdest job in the world.

Let’s start the countdown:

#10 Golf Ball Diver

Golf ball divers have to search for the lost golf balls in the waters of golf courses. Around 2,000-5,000 balls can be collected by a golf ball diver every day.

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    #9 Dice Quality Inspector

    A dice with a tiny imbalance of centre can affect the outcome of any dice-involved games. Therefore, every dice has to go through a series of quality control tests conducted by a professional tester. Don’t underestimate this inspector!

    #8 Pet Food Tester

    Pet food testers ensure the smell and taste of the pet food. Think about them next time when you’re feeding your pets.

    #7 Worm Picker

    Ever thought about where do the worms that fishermen use come from? Worm pickers work at night and in rainy days to look for worms and sell them to fishermen in markets worldwide.

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      #6 Chicken Sexer

      Chicken sexers distinguish the sex of chicken and other hatchlings. This is for easier division of the farming produce such as eggs and chicken meat.

      #5 Snake Milker

      This is a risky job because it requires sucking out the venom from live snakes. Snake venom nowadays is used in medical and scientific research to develop medication and vaccines.

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        #4 Train Stuffers

        The Japanese government employs staff to push and stuff passengers into the subway to make sure that the space inside the train is fully utilised.

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        …And the TOP 3 Weirdest Jobs are…

         

        #3 Horrible Stunt Tester

        These stunt testers have to make sure all those TV shows’ horrible tasks such as swimming with snakes and eating a cockroach are safe before any guests or celebrities do that.

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          #2 Cow Fart Smeller

          There’s a practical reason why the cow fart needs to be smelled. It’s to find out whether the cows are eating the good food and being healthy.

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            #1 Odour Judge

            This job requires the staff to sniff people’s armpits! Yes, this is just to make sure the deodorant will work when it hits the market.

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              If you think you have a special talent in working for something which others think are weird, don’t you give up! Maybe what you’re good at will be a profession that help people and change the world.

               

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              Last Updated on September 20, 2018

              How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

              How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

              Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

              If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

              1. Breathe

              The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

              • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
              • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
              • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

              Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

              2. Loosen up

              After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

              Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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              3. Chew slowly

              Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

              Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

              Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

              4. Let go

              Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

              The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

              It’s not. Promise.

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              Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

              Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

              21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

              5. Enjoy the journey

              Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

              Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

              6. Look at the big picture

              The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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              Will this matter to me…

              • Next week?
              • Next month?
              • Next year?
              • In 10 years?

              Hint: No, it won’t.

              I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

              Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

              7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

              You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

              Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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              8. Practice patience every day

              Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

              • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
              • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
              • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

              Final thoughts

              Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

              Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

              Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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