It might sound like the ultimate shit post, but we’ve found four examples of how money has literally been made from shit.
What’s driving the rise in popularity of metal detecting, and how likely is an amateur detectorist to be doing a gold dance after just a few sweeps of the coil?
From Bullshit Jobs to Japan’s Rental-do-nothing-man we look at jobs that promise to pay you to do nothing. Can you get wealthy without lifting a finger?
What was a Victorian Pure Finder? Believe it or not, Pure Finders made a living by collecting dog poo and selling it to the tanning industry.
Hold your nose, put down your sandwich and meet an army of Sewer Hunters dredging the drains of Victorian-era London for treasure.
In 1836, the Bank of England’s Directors received a taunting letter claiming access to its vaults. The events that followed, worthy of a Netflix documentary, involved a mysterious trunk and a trail leading through the bowels of London to an illiterate sewer hunter who might be the unsung OG of white hat hacking.
Read the amazing story of Stefan Mandel, a Romanian economist who used elementary maths to win 14 lotteries worldwide.
Read the story of how Michael Larson, an ice cream van driver hustled his way to the biggest win in game show history.
Titanic Thompson, the man who’d bet on anything, is one of America’s greatest hustlers. A pro-level golfer, he preferred gambling, staging bizarre proposition bets, winning and losing millions; he died penniless, leaving five dead men in his wake.