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 We no longer need phrenologists, ice cutters, pinsetters, or leech collectors, to name a few outdated titles.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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from Mental Floss
Key Facts In This Video
In the Victorian era, ratteners would capture and sell rats to pubs, where they were eaten by dogs as entertainment. (1:27)
A mudlark was someone who found and sold goods that had been discarded in rivers. (3:00)
A chandler was once the name for a candlemaker. (5:55)