11 crazy Jobs made by our ancestors

With the rapid development of the technology, the scientists predict that approximately 47% of the jobs will become obsolete in the future. Although it sounds scary, this is a logical flow of events. There were many jobs in the past that no longer exist, some disappeared completely and others have evolved to another thing.

In Great.guru we’ve compiled a list of those jobs that may seem weird or crazy to the readers of today, but that were part of the everyday life of our ancestors.

1. Listener of aircraft

Before the invention of radar, the military personnel had to use other tools to detect the enemy. One of the techniques is called location acoustics. The horns extended helped people to detect vibrations and locate the sound, even on hills. This team improvised was used from the middle of the First World War until the early years of the Second.

2. Planning of orgies

This work existed in ancient Rome and, as the title suggests, the main task of this professional was to plan festivities for the rich to organize the menu, the music and the women. The glider orgies most famous at that time was Gaius Petronius, the famous author of the Satyricon, a novel, comic old.

3. Hair remover for underarms

In the anitigua Rome hair removal is often considered to be a class identifier. So there was depilatories for underarm hair working in public baths romans, using tongs hot iron to remove the unwanted hair of their customers.

4. Clown funeral

The job of a clown funeral in ancient Rome consisted in imitating the deceased at his funeral, doing impressions of his voice, his manners and gestures, and even dress up as the dead person. This was done in order to comfort the spirit of the dead and entertain the living.

5. Young man of stool

This work was not one of the most enjoyable. The young man of Stool or deposition was the official title of servant English who should attend the king in his bodily functions and washing. This work was created during the reign of Henry VIII. The responsibilities of these servants changed during the times of the Tudor, where you only needed to dress the monarch. The title was changed to Porter Stole and existed until 1901.

6. Collector of leeches

To meet the demand for leeches, which were widely used to make you bleed the people, there were people designated to pick them up from swamps and marshes. The work was seasonal and poorly paid, the collectors often suffered from loss of blood and infections. After the 1830s, the use of leeches in medicine started to wane. In the TWENTIETH century its use became obsolete.

7. Child whipped

These children were especially brought to live with the princes. They were beaten and punished for the errors committed by the children of the royal family. As the guardians of the prince could not hit him, beat the child who grew up with this. This was used for educational purposes. You might think that was not important to the princes, however children almost always became good friends and see your friend being whipped made the young man think about his behavior for the future. Although it is believed that this custom is british, the origins of this institution are difficult to track.

8. Cleaner

Another work that came of ancient Rome is the cleaner or, in Latin, fullones. In the ancient roman cities, the shops of fullers dyed, washed and dried in the clothes of different types. What sets these shops of the modern laundry is that the laundry is washed with human urine, collected in public restrooms.

9. Ponedor bowling

This manual work, badly paid, required a person to return the pins to their correct positions, remove the fallen and return the balls to the players. With the invention of a seller of bowling mechanic, since not required the services of these people.

10. Machine operator setting by linotype

A linotipo is a system of typographic composition used to produce newspapers. It required skilled workers to operate these machines, since they not only distributed the lines in order and placed in the galleys, but that also fit the lines of marginal and regulating the length and thickness of these. The work became obsolete with the invention of phototypesetting.

11. Computers

No, we don’t want to say that computers will have become obsolete suddenly. From the late SEVENTEENTH century, the term “computer” meant literally a person who calculates. The work of the human computers would be, reduce, compute, and analyze data by hand and later, with the help of calculators mécanicas.

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