Unfortunately, people need money in order to live, but fortunately, there are a myriad of ways to acquire it. From seasonal Santa work to being a Wedding Date For Hire, people have made money in amusing ways. A Reddit thread asked people to share the oddest gig they did for money, and it will broaden your definition of career possibilities.
1. From 0Ring-0:
I used to work for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Weights and Measures Division— I was in charge of making sure all rulers were exactly 12 inches long.
2. From seavisionburma:
Underwater videographer for a National Geographic documentary shoot on Tiger Sharks.
There were always two of us underwater for the filming. One with the camera and the other one just behind and above with a long aluminum pole with a crossbar on the end. We called it 'the Defender Pole'.
If any shark came too close (these were some very large sharks) to the cameraman, you'd give it a boop on the snoot with The Defender Pole'. Fun times.