5 Horrifying Jobs That Almost Make You Prefer Unemployment


By Norbert Gehardt

We realize that “it could be worse” is small comfort to someone who spends their workday staring at the clock and fantasizing about taking a shit on the boss’ desk. But, unfortunately, that’s the best we can do. So, the next time you’re having a bad day, remember that you could be clocking in as a …

1.- Ultra High-Speed Human Crash-Test Dummy

No matter how sophisticated the sensors or simulations, at some point a real human being has to be the first one to climb inside a new, dangerous machine and intentionally crash that sucker. If you’re the type who enjoys the thought of taunting the Grim Reaper in exchange for a paycheck, you’ll always have work.

For example, following World War II, the invention of steadily more souped-up airplanes presented a quandary: It was believed the extreme upper limit of human tolerance was 18 Gs, so a pilot bailing out of a damaged aircraft at speeds approaching the sound barrier was effectively a death sentence. Or was it?

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