A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)

Plague Doctors were introduced during the Middle Ages and hired by towns in times of epidemics. They were paid by he city and so treated everyone - the rich and the poor.  A plague doctor wore a beak-like costume designed to protect him. The suit consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask of glassed eye openings and a cone shaped like a beak to hold scented substances.  They believed the herbs would counter the "evil" smells of the plague and prevent them from becoming…

Doctor Schnabel von Rom, a plague physician in protective clothing. Etching by Paulus Furst of Nuremberg, Germany,

CRIME SCENE CLEANER Franchise It's not for everyone... but it's got to be done, and yes, you CAN buy a franchise! Crime Scene Clean-Up is more than just cleaning up crime scenes. It is a niche market within the cleaning industry.  The Crime Scene Cleaner's primary job is to restore the scene to its original condition and often involves cleaning up hazardous materials. Crime Scene Cleaners can make up to $600 per hour depending on the level of training.

Csi Season 14 Episode A homeless man is found dead in an alley after suspiciously winning big at a casino, and CSI soon finds connections between the victim, two casino employees, and a local pawn shop.

Read My Lips: The latest hit at parties are LIPSTICK READINGS - a cross between palm reading and handwriting analysis. The reader looks at the lipstick imprint on a piece of paper and tells people about themselves, their relationships and even their future. And, yes, men also participate. How do you become a Lipstick Reader? Study, learn from other readers.  Earnings Potential: Once you master the craft, you can earn $25-30 per reading!

Read My Lips: The latest hit at parties are LIPSTICK READINGS - a cross between palm reading and handwriting analysis. The reader looks at the lipstick imprint on a piece of paper and tells people about themselves, their relationships and even their future. And, yes, men also participate. How do you become a Lipstick Reader? Study, learn from other readers. Earnings Potential: Once you master the craft, you can earn $25-30 per reading!

"Bad Golf Shots Keep Business Booming" GOLF BALL DIVERS scoop up stray golf balls at courses so they can be cleaned & sold to more golfers. It can be lucrative with divers earning  7-12 cents per ball  and making as much as $100,000/year. But the work is grueling & can be hazardous - diving into murky waters or driving heavy trucks. Many golf ball divers work only in the summer when the weather is fair & there are a lot of golfers out on the course - more money-making opportunity!

"Bad Golf Shots Keep Business Booming" GOLF BALL DIVERS scoop up stray golf balls at courses so they can be cleaned & sold to more golfers. It can be lucrative with divers earning 7-12 cents per ball and making as much as $100,000/year. But the work is grueling & can be hazardous - diving into murky waters or driving heavy trucks. Many golf ball divers work only in the summer when the weather is fair & there are a lot of golfers out on the course - more money-making opportunity!

Cow Inseminator Much science and technology goes into breeding quality cattle- special computers to work out when a female cow is on heat, tracking codes show whether the cow is compatible with the sperm donor and cell freezing techniques keep the semen on ice until the right time. Yet at the end of all this there has to be somebody who is willing to stick their arm, all the way up to the shoulder, up a cow’s vagina. Step forward the cow inseminator. Source:  thecattlesite.com

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Sing For Your Supper--SINGING TELEGRAM PERFORMER. Depending on the location & costume requirements, earn $60-500 a gig. If you're a struggling actor or singer or just have an outgoing personality & a good voice, this job could be yorus! How did the singing telegram begin?   In the '30's, telegrams meant bad news until a fan sent movie star Rudy Vallee birthday wishes via telegram & Western Union's PR Dir. had an operator sing it to Mr. Vallee over the phone. Thus, the 1st singing telegram!

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STICKY SITUATION? "THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT" (and a franchise too)!  As a GUM BUSTER, you clean gum from city sidewalks, stadium seats, restaurants, etc. with a specially-made machine using detergent, steam & water to remove gum spots off surfaces. According to one equipment supplier, an experienced gum buster could make $3,500/day although in most cases, Gum Busters charge by the square footage about $1.00/SF. This job not only keeps you moving, but helps eliminate chewing gum pollution.

STICKY SITUATION? "THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT" (and a franchise too)! As a GUM BUSTER, you clean gum from city sidewalks, stadium seats, restaurants, etc. with a specially-made machine using detergent, steam & water to remove gum spots off surfaces. According to one equipment supplier, an experienced gum buster could make $3,500/day although in most cases, Gum Busters charge by the square footage about $1.00/SF. This job not only keeps you moving, but helps eliminate chewing gum pollution.

-A SNAKE MILKER extracts venom from snakes in order to make "antivenom" which is the antidote to the poison in venom.

A list of 10 most dangerous jobs in the world. There are people somewhere in the world who work in dangerous jobs and the pay often is .

Don’t Be a Nitpicker. An estimated 6-12 million cases of head lice infestation occur each year in the U.S. in children age 3-11, according to the Centers for Disease Control &Prevention. Add on the household members of these children! LICE REMOVALSERVICES have taken relieved the challenge & stress for many! Average fees range from $80-$125 an hour, and all patients need follow-ups. You don’t need a license and most companies will train you. Work part-time or flex hour, or even buy a…

Have you or your children ever had head lice? It is truly horrible. Getting rid of them is a little hard, time consuming and frustrating. You must get rid of them quickly or they will take .

Seat Filler The job is to sit in the first 10-15 rows of the theater when the camera pans the audience during a telecast so that there are no empty seats.  Celebrities have to go to the restroom, get snacks, take breaks. And that's when the seat fillers get to work.Most jobs are strictly volunteer!

BEIRUT (AP) " Militant groups in Syria on Saturday mourned the death of a powerful rebel commander who was killed in an airstrike near Damascus

Professional Pooper Scooper: The joys of being a pet owner. Scooping up the poop goes with the territory. So we thought. Now there are pros who can it for you!  and it can be quite lucrative.  Many pet owners don't have the time to deal with their pet's mess, but many people, if given a choice, would love to pay someone to do the dirty work. The professional Pooper Scooper arrives!

Professional Pooper Scooper: The joys of being a pet owner. Scooping up the poop goes with the territory. So we thought. Now there are pros who can it for you! and it can be quite lucrative. Many pet owners don't have the time to deal with their pet's mess, but many people, if given a choice, would love to pay someone to do the dirty work. The professional Pooper Scooper arrives!

License Plate Blockers...We've heard that In Tehran, there are new traffic restrictions in an attempt to reduce congestion & pollution from the number of cars.. They are enforcing odd-even traffic restrictions on alternative days. Traffic cameras are used to check the tag numbers. the "license blockers" wait on the less crowded streets which connect to the restricted areas & get paid to walk behind the car so your tag number cannot be captured by the camera! If this is true, let us know!

License Plate Blockers...We've heard that In Tehran, there are new traffic restrictions in an attempt to reduce congestion & pollution from the number of cars.. They are enforcing odd-even traffic restrictions on alternative days. Traffic cameras are used to check the tag numbers. the "license blockers" wait on the less crowded streets which connect to the restricted areas & get paid to walk behind the car so your tag number cannot be captured by the camera! If this is true, let us know!

This job is actually NOT for the dogs... PET FOOD TASTERS are checking for consistency, texture and, yes, flavor. Smell is important and so is the visual appeal.   Tasters do not actually swallow the food; they taste and spit it out. Pet food tasters usually do more than just sample food - they test for nutritional content, formulas, and production methods. The average pay is about $40,000 a year, but could be much more depending on your education and skill level,

This job is actually NOT for the dogs... PET FOOD TASTERS are checking for consistency, texture and, yes, flavor. Smell is important and so is the visual appeal. Tasters do not actually swallow the food; they taste and spit it out. Pet food tasters usually do more than just sample food - they test for nutritional content, formulas, and production methods. The average pay is about $40,000 a year, but could be much more depending on your education and skill level,

I just can't BEAR It! Did you ever want to be a veterinarian or a surgeon or be that special person that brings "life" back damaged stuffed animals?   YOU CAN! Become TEDDY BEAR REPAIR TECHNICIAN at Build-A-Bear Workshop, a $395M company where technicians fix damaged bears.They say that the most frequent trauma suffered is from dog attacks. There are hospitals devoted to Bears online and we found the Teddy Bear Hospital of Pittsburgh, but if you learn this skill, you could consider…

I just can't BEAR It! Did you ever want to be a veterinarian or a surgeon or be that special person that brings "life" back damaged stuffed animals? YOU CAN! Become TEDDY BEAR REPAIR TECHNICIAN at Build-A-Bear Workshop, a $395M company where technicians fix damaged bears.They say that the most frequent trauma suffered is from dog attacks. There are hospitals devoted to Bears online and we found the Teddy Bear Hospital of Pittsburgh, but if you learn this skill, you could consider…

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