10 Weird Jobs You Won't Believe Actually Exist
They say the early bird catches the worm, and that's true for worm pickers as well. Their job begins in the dead of night, just before the crack of dawn, when the world is still deep is slumber. Donned in protective gear, boots, hoods, and coffee cans tied to each leg (one to store their wriggling harvest, another for the sawdust they use to keep their fingers dry), these night crawlers work in the fields, first sprinking chlorinated water on the earth to get the worms to the surface, then ripping the biggest, juiciest worms out of the ground in order to be put in cans and ship out to the world at large.
Why would anyone want to buy a can of worms, you ask? Well, to be used as fish bait, of course!
Most people (those without insomnia, for example) gain experience in this job just from the fact that they're alive. Yes, a professional sleeper is paid to do just that - sleep - although there are some caveats. At one particular hotel in Helsinki a job has opened up where the worker need sleep in the hotel for 35 days, each night in a different bed, in order to blog about their experience. And that's not the only opportunity in this slumbery field. Some researchers need people to partake in their sleep studies, requiring sleepers to be fit with electrodes and other devices while they sleep, in order to learn more about the sleep process.
Imagine how often you've wished you could sleep on the job without getting fired. Now there's a job where you can do just that.