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If you’re sitting in your office reading this, you might be dreaming of doing something a little more daring. But while flying through the bush or milking a snake may give you an adrenaline boost, it may also just kill you. So if you’re looking for reassurance that spending eight hours a day in front of a computer isn’t actually the worst way to while away your week, read on.

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20. Snake milker

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Snake milkers aren’t extracting literal milk from their slippery serpent subjects as a milker does from sheep or a cow. Instead, they’re removing poisonous venoms from the likes of rattlesnakes and cobras, to be used in antidotes (or “antivenoms”). Either way, forcing a snake to release its venom isn’t exactly the safest job you’ll ever see.

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