This is a job?

September 5, 2007


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.


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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