Nutella Taster, Mermaid and 11 Other Strange (but Real) Jobs

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Mermaids aren’t real. Or are they? The U.S. has multiple opportunities for wannabe Ariels. At Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park — west of Orlando — mermaids perform multiple underwater shows daily in a submerged 400-seat auditorium, even eating and drinking underwater. Can’t get to Florida? The famed Sip ‘n Dip Lounge in Great Falls, Montana, is a tiki bar with a glass wall between the bar and a swimming pool where mermaids perform. In 2017, Sip ‘n Dip mer-manager Sandra Johnson-Thares told the New York Times, she was hiring. “Do you know anybody? I’m desperate. But they’ve got to be comfortable in a bikini top and a tail.”

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