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'Human Directionals' Twirling for Your Attention

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'Human Directionals' Twirling for Your Attention

'Human Directionals' Twirling for Your Attention

'Human Directionals' Twirling for Your Attention

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Professional sign twirler Phil Parks does his thing along a busy Los Angeles-area street. Jennifer Sharpe hide caption

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Jennifer Sharpe

Professional sign twirler Phil Parks does his thing along a busy Los Angeles-area street.

Jennifer Sharpe

People twirling signs are becoming an increasingly common sight at real estate openings and sandwich shops across the country.

Producer Jennifer Sharpe investigates this flowering of what in the business are known as "human directionals" and some of the truly eccentric people who make a living doing a very odd job.