14 crazy jobs you didn’t know existed… like a sex toy tester!

Do you want a job that pays you to do practically nothing? These jobs are about as close to that as you can get. They essentially pay you to be lazy or simply do things that you would already do anyway!

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A house sitter is the ideal job for someone who wants to get paid a little cash just to sit around. It’s like the opposite of paying rent! You get paid to live in someone’s house and keep an eye on things and bring in the mail when they are away on vacation. It probably won’t pay all that well, but it is really easy and especially handy if you need a place to stay.

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CUTE PET AGGREGATOR

Do you spend more time than you care to admit looking at pictures and videos of cute animals on the Internet? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that there is a job that actually pays you to do just that. It is called Cute Pet Aggregator and it pays about $40,000 for people to go out on the web and find all of the cute pet media they can for websites or shows on networks like Animal Planet.

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RESORT/SPA CRITIC

Why pay to visit a spa or resort when you can be paid to visit them? Resort critics are actually paid to visit the location and check out all of the amenities including massages and super comfy beds and then report their findings. And you can get paid up to $90,000 annually to do it!

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SECURITY GUARD

Most security guard jobs involve sitting or standing around and doing nothing for your entire shift. You might have to get up and walk around and check your perimeter once in a while, but mostly you are paid to do nothing. Be aware that if there actually is a security issue, you can actually find yourself in real danger!

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PROFESSIONAL SLEEPER

Good news! You can actually make money while you are sleeping! Professional sleepers can make about $18,000 a year by participating in sleep studies. So while it probably won’t substitute for a full time job, it is a super easy way to make some extra cash.

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MODEL

Get paid to have someone take your picture all day? If you are part of the selfie craze, that probably sounds like a perfect job! So it’s not exactly doing nothing, but it’s way easier than a lot of jobs and you can get paid hundreds or even thousands of dollars a day!

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NIGHT SHIFT HOTEL FRONT DESK CLERK

If you don’t mind changing your sleeping schedule, try working as a night shift hotel desk clerk. Especially if the hotel is a small one or it is the off season, you will be lucky to see a few guests a night and the rest of the time you can spend doing whatever you want, like studying or reading or playing games on your phone.

stock photogrer

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHER

Do you take a ton of pictures everywhere you go? Why not sell some of those pictures to a stock photography website and make some dough? Or you can even set up your very own stock photography website and cut out the middle man.

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PROFESSIONAL VIDEO GAMER

If you hate to go to turn off your video games and go to work, stop doing it! There are a few ways you can actually get paid to play video games. If you are really good you can become a professional video gamer. You can also get a job being a video game tester and help designers find bugs. You can also go it alone and make videos of yourself playing with screen capture software and do walkthroughs or other videos and post them to your own website with ads to make money.

food tester

FOOD TESTER

If you love to eat, this is the job for you. Food Testers get paid $40,000 to $75,000 a year to taste test a variety of foods, so it’s probably best if you aren’t picky! Otherwise, getting paid that much to sit around and eat all day, plus free food? Where do I sign up?

park booth operator

PARK TOLL BOOTH OPERATOR

National Parks are often only busy during certain times of the year yet are usually open year round. So if you operate the toll booth, you can be paid to just sit inside there while only occasionally having to complete a transaction. Just watch out for the busy holiday weekends!

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WORK FOR NASA

NASA is actually paying people $5000 a month for 3 months to lay in bed. They are doing a bed rest study in order to help determine the effects of zero gravity on the body. If you want to apply for the study, you can do so here. You have to be a non-smoker, healthy and be able to pass an Air Force medical examination.

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ELEVATOR OPERATOR

Even though it has basically been determined that the job of elevator operator is no longer needed, you can still find these people in elevators around the world. And they are basically getting paid to push a button and ride an elevator up and down all day. Not a bad gig.

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LIFEGUARD

Don’t get me wrong, being a lifeguard is a very important job. But especially if it is a pool or beach that isn’t very busy you are essentially getting paid to sit there and watch people swim all day.

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WATCH NETFLIX

If you live in the UK, you can get an awesome job getting paid to watch Netflix, which you probably already pay to do anyway! All you have to do is be a serious TV and movie buff and then help Netflix analyze movies and TV programs that aren’t yet streaming on the service. Sounds like a dream come true! Now if only it would open up to the US!

Sources:

Forbes

List Dose

Library of Logic

Capitalism is Freedom

The Penny Hoarder

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16 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JÄGERMEISTER

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Despite its recent boom in popularity, Jägermeister enjoyed an amazingly long and storied history before everybody decided to drop the bomb — here are 16 knowledge shots you probably didn’t know…

1. It was invented in a vinegar factory

Curt Mast came up with Jäger’s original recipe in 1935, but it was 20 years before that he took over his Father’s vinegar factory in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Mast stopped producing the acidic stuff to focus entirely on manufacturing spirits, eventually creating the concoction we know and love today

2. … and they still use the same, extraordinarily complicated recipe

The mixture of 56 (!) herbs, including citrus peel, licorice, and ginseng, has never changed in the whole 79 years. In fact, the exact ingredients are a company secret.

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3. It’s still made in Wolfenbüttel

Jägermeister’s production outgrew the old vinegar factory back in 1958. There are now three bottling plants in total, and just recently the company built a new ultra-modern head office.

4. Wolfenbüttel is quite the tourist attraction thanks to them… there’s even a Jägermeister hotel

For a town of only about 50,000 people, Wolfenbüttel gets a lot of traffic all thanks to the Jägermeister fame. Visitors come to tour the factory and headquarters, and yes, there’s even a Jägermeister Guesthouse.

5. It takes over a year to make

Before it reaches the bottle, Jägermeister goes through quite a lengthy process. The ingredients are filtered and stored in oak barrels for 365 days. Then there’s a series of 383 quality checks, including another round of filtering with sugar, caramel, alcohol, and water.

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6. The Germans call it “liver glue”

While many of us know Jägermeister by way of the nightclub shot glass, it was actually invented as a digestif. In Germany, it’s still popular for an after-dinner sip, that’s why it’s lovingly known as “leberkleister”.

7. Jägermeister heals! (Disclaimer: not medically proven.)

Like many herbal liqueurs, Jägermeister was originally used medicinally, and even today people swear by its healing properties for easing flu symptoms from cough to sore throats.

8. No, it doesn’t contain deer or elk blood

Contrary to urban legend, vital fluids are not among the 56 ingredients.

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9. The bottle was invented by breaking a lot of glass

Curt Mast “perfected” Jägermeister’s famous green bottle by dropping bottles one after the other onto his kitchen floor. The one that exists today proved to be the most reliable.

10. It’s a summer drink

Or at least, that’s the inherent implication of Jägermeister Spice; a “winter edition” of the herbal liquor made with the same 56 ingredients, but with an emphasis on cinnamon and vanilla and a lower alcohol level.

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11. The logo has a badass story

It’s inspired by a pair of patron saints — hunters who converted to Christianity after seeing the vision of a crucifix appearing between a stag’s antlers — the first of which was a Roman general who then, apparently had his newfound faith tested to the limit. His wife was kidnapped, his wealth stole, his servants died, and his children were taken away by a wolf and a lion — but he held firm, and totally got them all back! Except the servants.

12. Germans use it in their insect traps

Wasps and flies love Jägermeister too!

13. It’s awesome to cook with

Believe it or not, Jägermeister makes flavorful chicken wing sauce, marinade, and evenfudgy brownies. For a little inspiration, check out Chef Chris Santos’ five-course, Jäger-infused dinner.

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14. Jägermeister is more popular than ever in the last 10 years

Jägermeister’s sales have seriously spiked in this decade. It’s sold in 80 countries, with 80% of sales coming from outside Germany, but Jäg’s especially popular in the US where sales have quadrupled in recent years

15. It’s the world’s best-selling liqueur brand

Yet, they only have 530 employees!

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16. This glass was made specifically for it…

… and a certain bovine-themed, wing-giving energy drink.

(source)

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