Human Scarecrow. “How are you going to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Paris,” an old song used to croon. The answer? Hire them to become human scarecrows. Innovative farmers who needed to keep birds from damaging their crops devised the concept of a live scarecrow when they found that the traditional variety wasn’t doing the job. Workers wear bright clothing and play loud instruments to scare the birds away.
Human Prop. One of the strangest professions in the list, a human prop is a key factor in the staging of prime real estate properties. Because vacant homes rarely sell for the high price that lived-in homes do, realtors hire human props to keep the home clean and give it a comfortable, lived-in look.