Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist

Throughout history, many jobs have disappeared as science advanced. We no longer need phrenologists, ice cutters, pinsetters, or leech collectors, to name a few outdated titles. And thankfully, medicine has developed to a point where dissection of cadavers is common practice, and acquiring the bodies doesn't involve the services of a grave-robbing "resurrectionist."

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. In the Victorian era, ratteners would capture and sell rats to pubs, where they were eaten by dogs as entertainment. 01:27

  2. A mudlark was someone who found and sold goods that had been discarded in rivers. 03:00

  3. A chandler was once the name for a candlemaker. 05:55

Written by Curiosity Staff August 25, 2015