10 Worst Jobs in Science

By Alp Arslan,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2010 9:48 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Apr 14, 2010 9:18 AM CDT
A village woman makes cow dung cakes, and arranges them to be sun dried in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

(User Submitted) Popular Science's annual list of the worst jobs in science has some doozies this year. Dung collector Jim Mead, a prof at East Tennessee State University, has the largest collection of excrement in the world, around 13,000 specimens, many from the Ice Age. The folks at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have been studying arm pit odor since 1973. And our favorite: whale organ collector. For the rest of the top 10 see the full list.

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