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History's Worst (and Best) Jobs

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History's Worst (and Best) Jobs

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History's Worst (and Best) Jobs

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Next time you're whining at the water cooler, remember that you might have wound up as Lenin's corpse keeper. On the other hand, you could have been born in the 19th century and served as a Supreme Court justice, working just eight weeks a year. Esquire magazine editor and self-described know-it-all A.J. Jacobs talks about the best and worst jobs in history with Scott Simon.