This is a job?

September 5, 2007

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So your child comes home one day and tells you that he knows what he wants to be when he grows up. You wait in anticipation for the possibilities – a teacher, plumber, stockbroker, dentist. No. wrong, wrong, wrong. Your beloved offspring has decided to become a professional cardstacker! What? Yes, someone who builds card houses as a living. Ridiculous? Think again.

Brian Berg is a professional cardstacker. Brian travels the world building card houses and demonstrating his techniques. And he holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest house of freestanding playing cards.

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His constructions are fantastic but as a profession??

Still it probably beats professional eating. You can find everything you need to know about the extraordinary gluttonous eating contests at the serious looking International Federation of Competitive Eating website.

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If you want to make yourself ill, read the fastest eating records page. Surely a modern entry for the Channel 4 series “The Worst Jobs in History“.

I continue to marvel at what people do for a living. And what people will pay for.

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