A person spends about a third of his or her life at work, whether this is a rammer in subway, an excrements archeologist or a weeper. OUTLOOK offers you a selection of the rarest and most unusual professions.
Job of a degustator that requires exquisite senses of taste and smell is considered to be fairly prestigious. But how about having a “repast” of dog or cat food? On factories where it is produced, there are such employees. Main goal of a “tester” isn’t only to determine whether a four-legged is going to prefer “rich rabbit-flavor pouches” or “delicate chicken slices with vegetables”, but also to figure out how irritating its smell will be for a pet’s owner. By the way, a taster’s income isn’t that bad – about 40 thousand dollars annually.
Those who like soft drugs can also have a side job as “products” quality estimators. At annual marijuana festival held in Amsterdam they are facing quite a challenge – to pick the “tastiest” species, the strongest and the most exhilarating ones. At that they have to try and stay in our reality to share what they feel, which isn’t that simple after some 20-30 joints a day…
One can easily get a reprimand for sleeping at workplace, and if such work involves extra responsibility, one can even hear “Goodbye!” But there is this job that every third if not every second person dreams of – professional dreamer. Employees, competitively appointed to the position of a “showpiece in the arms of Morpheus” at New York Museum of Modern Arts, were the first ones to start working while having rest. All they needed was attractive appearance, lack of health problems and readiness to lie in bed all day long.
However, someone prefer to sleep just because of art mood. Actress Tilda Swinton organized an unusual "sleepy" performance in New York Museum of Modern Art.
To go around local streets barking thus finding out in which house a dog lives is a task of some busy bees from Stockholm. In Sweden taxes on these animals are rather high therefore many owners prefer not to register their pets.
East Asia dwellers aren’t known for being too emotional. A dramatic movie or a touching story can rarely squeeze as much as a tear out of them. They remain that composed at funerals as well therefore trade of a weeper still exists in Asian countries. By the way, such a job in Rus joined the list of archaic ones as far back as in early 20th century. Whereas in China, Japan and Korea “tears sellers” still enjoy demand and even compile price lists for their services: cost of a couple of spared tears and, for instance, sobbing hysterics will vary significantly.
Less pleasant job – to ram people in transport – is offered in China. A couple of strongly built males serve daily duty on subway platforms and should a door fail to close they instantly appear to professionally, without damaging anybody, shove in the one who lacks room.
In Tokyothese such "experts" has appearedin the1950s.
Touching artifacts that witnessed eras of kings and knights, eyeing precious tiaras, dust-tainted manuscripts and household items – this is what mysterious and extraordinary job of an archeologist is about. But the profession has other sides – excrements archeologist, for instance. “Antiques” researchers are sure that this helps to get a detailed understanding of our predecessors’ menu and health condition…
And as to pleasant job, there is one that competes for the title of the dream job – and it is entitled precisely “the best job in the world”. Some years ago an American Ben Southall won competition for the position. It was him who was chosen out of dozens of thousands applicants to be sent as a caretaker to one of Pacific Ocean islands, located in a luxurious villa and ‘ordered’ to keep an eye on corals, feed turtles – and he was also assigned a salary of 20 thousand dollars.
All too often when bulbs in our apartments get burned out, we throw them away without a second thought: what’s the use of it now? But add a dab of imagination – and “properly made” hands can work miracles. If you have a child, then a burned out illumination tool may turn into a wonderful handmade toy...
They are referred to differently in every other place but are loved, probably, in the same way everywhere. Sure enough, we talk about money or more precisely their “second names” because alongside official ones currencies have common nicknames which is not so well known, but clearly deserves attention!
Germans have other pets besides German Shepherds and in Boston not just Boston Terriers can be seen. People choose dogs relying on own preferences. But sometimes locals are too prone to having a certain breed so it becomes a distinctive of a location. Natural conditions, fashion and even set of mind contribute to it.
When skeptics say that the greatest things have already been built by humanity, pointing at various and really outstanding works of engineering thought, they are most often poorly informed and hardly look beyond developed Western countries. In the meanwhile, for example, in China, the state raises simply unheard of infrastructure projects.
A mini toast, a slice of cheese and a sip of strong coffee. "That is not a buffet!" a waiter will pronounce indignantly, looking at the disgruntled tourist’s face. The generous Ukrainian soul cannot understand how locals manage to eat their full with that. Therefore, before going to a new country, you need to know exactly whether in the evening you should prepare a couple of sandwiches to indulge them in the morning,...
On the threshold of a new academic year we simply couldn’t but inspire both current and future students with most impressive university and institute campuses. Those who have already received degree will probably get filled with admiration, too, and start thinking whether or not to get another one because in such places one hits the books especially fruitfully.
A few centuries ago sea transport was not just the most popular, but the only way to get from point A to point B. However, as you know, force majeure occur on any roads, even on water routs, and through a long history of mankind many ships did not manage to reach their destination ports and ended underwater. Nevertheless, the relative "reservation" allows wreck vessels to live a second life as a museum.
As practice proves, even the most utilitarian items can be made a work of art. Using some imagination and without “killing” creativity, everything becomes extraordinary: bridges, for instance. Logically, principal purpose of such constructions is to connect two banks therefore main thing about them is security. Yet sometimes people follow other criteria.
OUTLOOK cannot imagine life without travelling. However, tickets, schedules, tardiness – all those things can spoil any trip. Therefore it is great to have either at home or in you garage a kind of transport that can allow you to see and to experience something new and forget all the problems.
Hotels that offer “all inclusive” for dogs. Hotels where adults are being lulled asleep by a fairytale or a unique place where work isn’t held in honor while laziness is encouraged. This is not a dream or a parallel reality – these are stalky hotel services…
All of us, one way or another, strive for freedom, personal or national, material or spiritual, which is illusory and unachievable, and at the same time very real in terms of our ideas about it. An alternative village of Christiania in the centre of the Danish capital is another attempt to achieve complete freedom from the laws of the material world.
The first thing every tourist shall learn in a country is a transport system. Very often it seems to be complicated and confusing, and it takes weeks or even months to make head or tail of it. OUTLOOK reader Natalia Usenko visited Japan and is sharing her impressions about the most comfortable and safest transport in the world.
Do you happen to get hungry? That is great as we go on with our story about the most popular street food from around the world. It’s freshly cooked - fall to, you guys! Let's start with the South Asian countries, namely Singapore - seafood-rich in vitamins and minerals occupy a key place in the diet of residents ...
Holocaust is one of the most atrocious tragedies where humanity has been involved because of biased views on the supremacy of one race over another. It hides inhuman pain, tortures, and sufferings. Condemned people have not given in easily, and world knows a great deal of bravery acts on the edge of death.
It is an open secret that this world is full of paradoxes. Outlook, in its turn, tries to figure them out therefore today we’ll tell about armed forces of the world’s most militarized state that, however, hasn’t been at war with anyone for over two centuries. Our feature is about the army of Switzerland.
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
In almost every large Ukrainian city – especially if it is “spoiled with number of educational institutions there is a small district called campus among locals. Dormitories, dining halls, libraries, university buildings here and there and dark-skinned guys that exchange currency. This is the way students of Ukrainian high educational institutions earn a bit on the side and manage to obtain aspired degree at the same time. After that some of them stay and others go back home to Africa. Now, what do people on the sunniest continent do, including those who return to native shores as bankers with dimplomas?
Because of different reasons, mainly due to its travel population and size, Istanbul is perceived by the majority of tourists, even by those who had been to Turkey, as the capital of this country even though it is verily Ankara. We are going to talk about this city that is so Turkish and international simultaneously.