10 Of The Strangest Careers In All Of History



Mudlarks

Mudlarks were the people who would wake early and dredge the banks of the river Thames when the tide was far out into the river. These people would walk through various types of sewage, dead bodies, and other nasty items to find treasure to sell.

Knocker-Up

A Knocker-Up was a rather odd profession throughout England and Ireland, which began sometime during the Industrial Revolution. Before alarm clocks were invented, these people would knock on windows so others could get to work on time.