Bizarre Jobs that Actually Exist

3. Watching Paint Dry

Some people compare their jobs to watching paint dry. Well, it turns out some people actually make a living watching paint dry. Paint manufacturers hire them to measure how long it takes their paint to dry as opposed to competitors’ products.

Occasionally, they’ll prod the paint with their fingers to see how it’s coming along. It’s incredibly dull. But, someone has to do it. And if you’re really good at it, why not use your skills to win prizes? In 2012, the UK hosted the first World Watching Paint Dry Competition (Proof that humanity has run out of stuff to do).

Competitors from around the world entered this contest sponsored by It came down to six finalists staring it out for a an iPad, which probably killed the winner from excitement and sensory overload.

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