For about 99% of people the job you have is based on just making enough money to live. A lot of people don’t like there job which is a shame, but you have to work to live life, somewhat of a chore if you will. In very rare circumstances though there is a chance to land a once in a life time job that truly ranks as the world’s greatest job, and no, working in telemarketing selling Foreman Grills doesn’t make the cut. Below are the top 5 greatest jobs which one lucky son of bitch landed, making us pretty jealous. On the other hand writing for zootpatrol was number 6, but who makes a top 6 list, that’s just ridiculous.
5. Wine Taster and Blogger
Imagine moving to the heart of Sonoma County, where every day you’ll come home to more than 450 wineries along the beautiful northern coast of California. Picture living rent free, learning the intricacies of making the perfect wine, and capturing and sharing the entire experience for your network of Twitter followers. Now imagine getting paid $10,000 a month to do it. Listening? Hardy Wallace of Atlanta, the first person to submit his application, was the winner for the position at Murphy-Goode Winery— a $10,000 p/mo for six months, rent-free job updating Twitter and Facebook with his winery lifestream. The interview process was simple: submit a YouTube video explaining why you would be good for the job and wait to see what happened.
4. Resort Waterslide Tester
Surely the envy of any desk-bound office worker, Tommy Lynch has travelled over 27,000 miles this year, for his job testing holiday resort waterslides. Mr Lynch, 29, works for holiday giant First Choice, checking the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes, as well as all safety aspects. In 2008 Mr Lynch tested waterslides at holiday villages in Lanzarote, Majorca, Egypt, Turkey, the Costa Del Sol, Cyprus, Algarve, Dominican Republic and Mexico. This year he will quality control First Choice’s new splash resorts in Greece, Turkey, Florida, Jamaica and Ibiza.
While the weather is looking like its going to be nasty and cold this week in the Northeast, why not get pissed off at living in the freezing cold, and take a look at the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. For many, these luxury paradise retreats are beyond holiday budgets but it’s always nice to dream!
The tradition of dog fighting thrives in Afghanistan’s capital. Having been banned under the Taliban, it is currently undergoing resurgence in popularity for the thousands of men looking for some form of entertainment and escapism from the constant war. If you thought Michael Vick was ruthless in his dog fighting tactics you can only imagine the brutality that goes on in the world of dog fighting in Afghanistan. While some of these images aren’t for the faint of heart, the reality of it is that it is popular entertainment to people who have no TV’s to watch ESPN on. I might have to fly out there with my dog aka the machine aka Mo-Sheen, aka Afgan dog killer and make a few bucks. The pictures come from the great photographer Palani Mohan, which you can check out more of his photography here.
Here is a great collection of very interesting archive photos.All of them were made in NYC at the beginning of the 20th century.It was the real era of changes and I think people tend to forget that the great city of New York was built from the ground up. Its hard to imagine these days of building an entire city of that magnitude by hand. Some of these images give me the chills seeing the workers hanging out on beams suspended hundreds of feet in the air, being totally relaxed and comfortable. I don’t know about you but there is no way I would be up there without about 50 harnesses attached to my body.
Getting left out in the ocean for dead is probably one of the scariest thing ever considering the creatures that swim the waters. What is even scarier is when you think of these creatures nipping at your toes and multiplying their size by 5. Below is a collection of the biggest sea creatures ever caught, the scary thing is I’m sure there are much bigger species of each kind that have never been seen. Hopefully I never have to run into any of these mutants next time I’m skinny dipping in my local pond.
1. Largest Catfish Ever Caught – Thailand
This Grizzly bear sized catfish measures in at nearly 9 feet long. This might just be the largest freshwater fish ever on record. Thai villagers tried to keep the giant catfish alive, but despite great efforts, it died and was eaten by the villagers. This species of catfish is listed as “critacally endangered” by the IUCN (World Conservative Union). This catfish specimen was caught in the Chiang Khong district, and is the biggest one caught since 1981. Due to the nature of this rare catch, the World Wildlife Fund is teaming up with the National Geographic Society to study the planet earth’s largest freshwater fish.
After reading this, it should equip you with some ammo to get your significant other in the mood. When you slap this list on them there should be no reason for an excuse to say “no”, but then again your a sexy beast and you have models throwing their bodies at you all day right?
9. Gentle and relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
8. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
Believe it or not, not all mushrooms are shit colored brown, and make you trip for 8 hours. While those mushrooms are cool in their own way, there are other kinds of mushrooms in the world. Here is a collection of some wild and colorful mushrooms found around the globe. And no you can not eat these and trip, in fact about half of these mushrooms are extremely poisonous and would kill you on contact, so don’t try to eat these if you come across one, freakin’ drug addicts.
The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea is a must go to event with a bunch of mud filled fun.
It’s probably a good idea to know a little bit about the entity that creates life, we’re talking about semen here. It is good to know how you can make it tasty for your lady friend so she can’t use the excuse that she doesn’t like salty things. Too bad my diet strictly consists of red meat, dairy products, onions, coffee, and garlic so my semen probably tastes like battery acid.
We have been keeping you all updated on everything Ken Block for the past few months. Its hard to ignore this guy. First he creates DC, then releases a string of DC MTN Lab snowboard videos (some of our favorite), and then gets himself involved in rally car. We have to say, his videos are impossible not to like, and his cars are even more eye catching. This is his new whip, a 2011 Ford Fiesta. Block has been pushing a Subaru for his whole rally car career, and Im not too sure why he is all of a sudden rockin the Ford, but who cares. This thing is mean as hell looking, and Im sure his driving is going to be just as gnarly. Enjoy the pics and video!