During the Berlin Marathon held on 1st October 2022, net citizens were stunned by a video of the two-time Olympic winner, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge’s bottle man. The timing and dedication of bottle Clause got me into searching for more interesting jobs we never knew existed, but first, let us start with bottle guy.
Before we saw the video of Bottle Claus, most of us did not know that there is a specific bottle person for our favourite athletes.
The dedication, commitment, timing, and planning of Eliud Kipchoge’s dedicated bottle man have caught everyone’s attention on social media. The netizens noticed that Eliud Kipchoge would only take water from one “mzungu” guy whenever he is in a race. During his recent race, the bottle man cycled and stopped at 13 different points to give Eliud a bottle of water. His efforts were termed epic by the netizens.
You have to keep eye contact after I hand him the bottle, you have to run to your bike and sprint to the next water station 5 km away,” announced the bottle man. The guy is known as Henning Schulke alias Bottle Claus. Eliud Kipchoge said that he remembered the guy handing him water during his race and calling him “his hero.”
“He is still my hero up to now,” said Eliud. The bottle man, later on, got a call from Eliud’s management team asking him to meet Eliud. On arrival Eliud, he met Eliud, the athlete who had written: “Dear Claus without you I would not have managed to run this world record.” Eliud thanked him for always being there.
One Toby, @tobydoyhowell posted a video that went viral on Twitter
Late last year the internet went into an uproar after a video of a barber in Kiambu shaving his clients with an axe went viral. Surprisingly, his work was immaculate. He said the motivation behind using the axe to shave was his clients came wanting to be unique and to attract more customers. He shared h found using an axe more advantageous compared to using a machine. “The axe gives a smoother shave which is more suitable for the Jordan style. Also, when there is a blackout, I continue with my work as usual,” he said. The barber who is known as Julius Mwangi says the use of an axe has attracted more clients to his barbershop, he charges 500 Kenyan Shillings per shave and says the price is likely to go high due to demand. Different people had different reactions to his work, some were scared and said they would not trust him using an axe on them while others were curious and some could not wait for their turn to be shaved.
If you are very present on social media especially TikTok chances are that you already know David Moya. The famous TikTok dancer is known for ambushing people on the streets dancing to them and later gifting them with flowers. He dances to the famous song titled “Mi Amor”. He first hit the headlines in 2022 when he made several videos on valentine’s day dancing for people and gifting them with flowers and chocolate.
He is often referred to us as the King of smiles as his intention is always to put a smile on people’s faces. He says he started making videos in 2021 where he teased people on the streets by pulling his dance moves on them. The famous TikTok dancer has more than 3 million followers on TikTok. He is the most followed person in Kenya. This has turned into a job as people started paying him to surprise their partners on special occasions. One Simon Kabu flew him out of the country to surprise his wife on their 13th Anniversary.
Yes, you read it right. They basically help clients cope with loneliness, depression, trauma, or even medical problems. Professional cuddlers can charge between $40-$80 per hour and can work from home too.
You must have seen in the movies soon-to-be parents having a group session just before childbirth and an instructor. That is a childbirth educator session going on. A childbirth educator basically helps soon-to-be mother know what the birth process is all about and assist them in getting comprehensive birth data plans. They conduct formal classes or act as hosts for group sessions.
An online dating ghostwriter acts as a modern-day cupid, who writes profiles for people to post on their dating site profiles, and they earn about $900 dollars per month. They basically help their clients increase their chances of them getting a perfect match
Water Slide Tester
So imagine this, all you have to do is leave home, go to a theme park or hotel, and test if their water slide is fun and safe. Fun right? You should try out for a water slide tester.
This is mostly a temporary job and basically, you are paid to take a nap and test comfort level and sleep quality.
Worm pickers‘ work is basically ‘hunting’ for earthworms, which can be sold directly to fishermen as baits or sold to fishing companies or universities and colleges for research and teaching. But to be paid per thousand worms collected is no easy task and you definitely need skills and commitment even if the job has no clear qualifications needed.