Top 10 Bizarre Jobs That Were Popular In The Past

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6. Resurrectionist

Medical schools were doing very well during the early 1800s in Europe which lead to the development of an industry that involved the theft of dead bodies. The resurrectionist’s job was to steal these bodies from graveyards and ship them off to the schools.

 

7. Fullers

To make woolen clothes, it is important to carry out a process called fulling so that impurities can be removed from the cloth and volume can be added to it. In the past, this process required the use of urine and the fullers were made to stand in large tubs which contained the cloth immersed in human urine.

 

8. Whipping Boy

This job existed during the 1600s when it was believed that princes could not be disciplined by anybody but the king. This made it very difficult for their tutors to control them. Therefore, a whipping boy was employed who would be punished if the prince did not follow orders or if he misbehaved.

 

9. The King’s Personal Servant

The Groom of the Stool was basically a servant employed by the king. His job was to clean his anus after he was done defecating. It was a highly sought after job at the time because it meant that the servant would get the King’s undivided attention several times during the day.

 

10. Gong Farmer

A gong farmer’s job was to collect human excreta from sewages all over town in England. His working hours began at 9 pm and ended at 5 am because he could only work after nightfall and before sunrise.

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