Unearth the forgotten Strange Jobs of History that were once integral to society. Experience the curious world of town criers, leech collectors, and rat catchers, who were once essential figures in their respective communities.
Strange Jobs of History
In more recent times, funeral clown services are making a comeback throughout Europe and the USA.
An industry that actively recruited young boys was the British Royal Navy. These children were known as “Powder Monkeys.”
The term “rat-catcher” refers to individuals who are hired to capture and exterminate rats.
Triboulet The Jester was a comedically gifted court Jester that lived during the reigns of both Louis XII and Francis I.
Parchment has been used as writing material for thousands of years, and Parchmenters were the skilled craftsmen who produced this valuable commodity.
An old profession that has largely disappeared is that of leech collector, sometimes called leech gatherer or leech finder.
The Peregrine Falcon nearly became extinct in America mostly because they were getting destroyed by pesticides. A falconer invented the Fuck Hat, or “copulation hat”
In medieval England, the gong farmer played a crucial role in maintaining the sanitation system of cities and towns.”
Sin-eaters bore the collective burden of sins from all the individuals whose transgressions they had consumed.