Top 15 Strange and Shocking Professions

Professional Mourner

Professional Mourner. In certain cultures, such as many Asian and some Mediterranean countries, a funeral is a big deal. So big, in fact, that if there are not enough family and friends who have outlive their loved one, the remaining family will often hire professional mourners to wail and weep for the departed. One would think this would be a great gig for out-of-work actors, who can work on their acting chops and get paid for their efforts.