HR Strange But True!
January 05, 2006

The Discovery Channel has a show examining some of the smelliest, dirtiest, and hardest jobs in the country.

The show is called Dirty Jobs, and each week, host Mike Rowe assumes the duties of unusual jobs, including catfish noodler, bat-poop collector, and sewer inspector.

If you want a job as catfish noodler, you'll have to be willing to catch the fish with your hands only--no tackle. You'll have to reach underwater, where catfish rest under edges of rocks, waiting for the catfish to grab onto your arm. When the catfish snatches your arm, you'll pull it to surface and drag it to shore.

In profiling some unusual jobs, Dirty Jobs also shows the variety of jobs and people who fuel our economy and keep our country safer, cleaner, and more convenient.

Here is a list of some of the other jobs the show has profiled:

  • Baby chicken sexer
  • Worm rancher
  • Roadkill collector
  • Owl vomit collector

The show's website allows viewers to submit their dirty jobs. One person writes that his job as a French-fry factory mechanic, which included work that left him soaked to the skin with starchy water, kept him away from eating French fries for months.

Source: Discovery Channel

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