Stress Coach/Human Punching Bag. Turkey’s Riza Gunay draws on his country’s past to revive the Ottoman tradition, the sultan’s whipping boy, to help his clients relieve their stress. Clients often have him strap a photo of their worst enemy maybe a boss or an abusive spouse on his face. They pay a hefty fee to pummel him with their fists, throw eggs, water balloons, or cake at him, or to simply yell at him. Clients can select their favorite music to help them get over their fear of their real-life bullies.
Iceberg Mover. Because icebergs can cause tragic accidents if they lie along the route that a ship plans to travel on or run into an oilrig, oil companies have devised a way to clear them out of their rigs’ ways. Enter the iceberg mover. Using a specially-constructed tugboat, the iceberg mover circles the iceberg with a huge rope, and then moves it to a safe location. This job isn’t for wimps. Icebergs can flip during the towing process, cutting the tugboat in two.