11 Incredibly Bizarre Jobs That Are Now Extinct. #10 Is So Creepy

Posted Mar 08, by BJ Rudd

1. Bowling alley pin setter

This job was typically reserved for a teenager due to being a low-paying job.

2. Knocker-upper

They were practically the equivalent of a "wake up call" service most hotels have today. They'd make sure their clients were awake and on time!

They used peashooters and "truncheons" to knock on windows. They also knocked on doors until their clients answered.

3. Ice cutter

This dangerous job took place most winters when lakes would freeze. Ice cutters would saw through layers of ice and provide delivery men with them.

4. Pre-radar enemy aircraft detection

This was the only way that soldiers could listen to approaching enemy aircrafts and be able to provide their troops with adequate warning.

5. Rat Catcher

They were pivotal in controlling Europe's rat population, as well as helping prevent the spread of disease.

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