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Odor judge

deodorant tester testing armpit sniffer

Odor judges perform odor tests to rate the effectiveness of hygiene products like soaps and bodywashes, deodorant, and mouthwashes. Depending on what products are being studied,  judges smell subjects' armpits, feet, or breath and rate their odors on a scale of one to 10.

During one odor tester's 15-year career she sniffed approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits, for which she won the Guiness World Record for most feet and armpits sniffed.

Professional bridesmaid

Jen Glantz

 

Professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz is the cofounder of Bridesmaid for Hire, a company that offers 'undercover bridesmaid' and personal assistant-type services to brides and their wedding parties.She charges anywhere from $300 to $2,000 per wedding.

 

Iceberg mover

Iceberg

Iceberg mover became a profession after the disastrous sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

The International Ice Patrol (IIP), which was founded a year later, is operated by the US Coast Guard. It tracks the location of icebergs and provides safe routes around them. If necessary, the iceberg will be towed out of the area.

 

Professional cuddler

cuddler

Professional cuddlers charge up to $80 an hour to snuggle with strangers. The downside: This work comes with its share of emotional burdens, says Portland-based cuddler Samantha Hess.

 

Professional line-stander

waiting in line

 Professional line-standers do one thing most of us have no patience for: wait in line. These professionals are especially busy during big sales (think Black Friday) and product launches (new iPhone releases, for example). Rates vary, but one professional line-stander told Business Insider he earns up to $1,000 a week.

 

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