Reach out and touch someone -- for a living.
On CNN's list of the ten most dangerous jobs, fishing has the second-highest fatality rate.
Jump out of a plane, unsure if your parachute will work, and get paid for it? Parachute testers do it every day.
Many workers can't wait for the weekend so they can go mountain biking, hiking, skiing, or participate in whatever their favorite athletics are. Then there are those who get paid to go mountain biking, hiking, or skiing during the week, and use the weekend to get some rest.
Chocolate has been linked to some of the "feel good" chemicals in our brains, so professional chocolate tasters and entrepreneurial chocolate consultants must be some of the happiest people on the planet. Their dentists must be getting rich, too.
Meet Nancy Burks Worcester, a professional ventriloquist. People often tell her, "You have the best job in the world!" and she thinks they are right.
The life of a crime scene cleaner might not be glamorous, but it's well-paid. These folks swoop in after the CSI-type stuff is over, and transform crime scenes back into homes, places of business, and public spaces.
Real people get paid to play and test video games during development. Next time you think you are wasting your time playing video games, consider putting your hobby to work.
It doesn't get much wilder and wackier than getting paid to go down water slides.
Some people hate to get out of bed to go to work in the morning. Other people go to work in the morning to get back in bed.