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8 strange jobs you’ve never heard of

Ssssh, he’s trying to listen to the water.

AS ANOTHER NEW year approaches, some of you may be looking to change careers – and it’s never too late.

To help you in your quest for a new occupation we’ve come up with some outside the box suggestions. Here are eight jobs you’ve (probably) never heard of:

8 strange jobs you’ve never heard of
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  • AI man

    Bit of an awkward one this. An AI man is responsible for artificially inseminating farm animals. And these ladies are not in the mood. (Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Hair simulation supervisor

    We've all admired the flawless luscious locks of an animated character one time or another (right...?). This person is responsible for ensuring their hair looks consistently natural throughout a film. (Image: YouTube/1WorldDisney)
  • Wrinkle chaser

    So apparently shoes get wrinkles...and these people iron them all out before they're sold. We're not aware of any job that involves ironing Shar-Pei puppies. (Image: Javier Galeano/AP)
  • Greensman

    We don't think Micháel Martin has ever worked in this film related profession but, like we said, it's never too late Micheál. This person is responsible for every aspect of greenery on a film set, real or artificial. (Image:Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Hair boiler

    Exactly what it says on the tin. This unfortunate soul boils animal hair to be used for...well actually we'd rather not know. (Image:Big Pants Production/Shutterstock)
  • Banana gasser

    Yeah, we giggled too. But someone has to gas those bananas so they're perfectly ripe when they hit the supermarket shelves...or the market stalls. Thanks guys. (Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland)
  • Water listener

    Less spiritual than it sounds, this person uses equipment to listen for leaks in water pipes. (Image:Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Face feeler

    This is actually a thing. A face feeler tests how soft or smooth a person's skin is after using a product to prove how well it works. By giving them a good feel...(Image: krimar/Shutterstock)

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