Hat making in the past involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapors, causing poisoning which symptoms are sensory impairment (vision, hearing, speech), and a lack of coordination. this inspired terms like “Mad as a hatter” and of course, the mad hatter of Alice in wonderland.
The most dangerous job in America is President. Over 9% have been killed in office. The next highest on-the-job death rate is loggers, at 0.13%.
There is a guy who smells everything before it goes into space with the astronauts to protect them from toxic and obnoxious odors
George Aldrich has worked for NASA for over 40 years, and his job is to smell things. This is to ensure that there are no unpleasant smells on ISS and the shuttle. Oh and his nose also gets calibrated and tested every four months.
70% of Americans either hate their jobs or are completely disengaged from them.
Pewdiepie, a famous Youtuber sitting at the top with over 30 million subscribers; is one of the most well know figures among teenagers. He’s even more well known than Paul Walker, Katy Perry and even Jennifer Lawrence. He’s not at the top of the most well known either, Smosh and the Finebros beat him, taking the number 1 and 2 spot.
Robert Samuel a professional “stander” earns up to $US1,000 a week by standing in line for people.
For hundreds of years, “Computer” was a job title for a person who did math problems all day.
35% of polled American workers said they would be willing to forego a significant pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rhianna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube nickname, PewDiePie. PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance. He has made his name—and a fortune—sharing videos of himself playing video games.