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World's Coolest Jobs

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    Pyrotechnician Setting off fireworks is usually something little boys get in trouble for, but Jim Souza is one of the lucky few adults who gets paid to detonate explosives. CNBC reports.
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    Fake Western Exec If you're a white guy in China and you own a suit - Congratulations! You're hired. There's an odd trend brewing there, where companies hire fake executives from the the U.S. and other Western nations to attend events, give speeches and generally just to give that appearance in the community and in the business world of that connection with the western world. CNBC reports.
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    Medical Marijuana Tester

    "With so many medical marijuana dispensaries popping up in states like California, Colorado and elsewhere, a new job niche is forming for reviewers who can critique the quality of these places and their products," MSNBC reports.

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    Luxury Bed Tester

    In August 2009, Roisin Madigan, a college student from Birmingham, England, got paid about $1,600 to spend a month trying out top-of-the-line beds and mattresses ranging in price from $8,000 to $43,500," MSNBC reports.

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    Water Slide Tester

    Tommy Lynch is the "cool pool tester" for Choice Holiday's resorts. He checks the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the resorts' water slides to ensure that "everything is right" for vacationers, MSNBC reported.

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    Caretaker of Paradise Island

    "Ben Southall managed to score a $120,000, six-month gig as caretaker and unofficial ambassador of a tropical Australian island," MSNBC says. His job? To snorkel, swim and walk the beaches of this tiny island in Australia.

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    Google Cyclist

    Ever wonder how google maps get those awesome street views? Here's one way! It hired 2 employees to ride around paris on these awesome bikes while the bike did all the photographic work! Now that's a cool job!

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    Video Game Tester

    Does your wife or girlfriend get annoyed with the amount of time you spend playing video games? Free up those evenings by making a job out of your love of gaming!

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    Chocolate Tester

    Sally McKinnon, who is a chocolate taster and product development manager for the grocery chain Tesco told MSNBC that it's "the best job in the world." If you've got a sweet tooth, this is the job for you!

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    Beer Tester

    When you've had a rough day at this job, you're probably not going to want to go grab a drink with friends, but then again, why would you ever have a rough day at this job?

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    Fried Food Inventor

    You might have to go in for regular cholesterol checkups, but that's a small price to pay for this killer job. How many different things can you fry for fried food fans?

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    Television Corpse

    Does the idea of lying around all day appeal to you? Then become a T.V. corpse! It's a lot of hanging out, but for $200.00 a day, and craft services, it seems pretty great to us!