Heh, do you have your job? Perhaps this might make the day a bit easier, Popular
Science lists its 10 worst jobs.
"Have I been pissed on? Yes," says anthropologist Cheryl Knott
of Harvard University. Knott is a pioneer of "noninvasive monitoring of
steroids through urine sampling." Translation: Look out below! For the
past 11 years, Knott and her colleagues have trekked into Gunung Palung National
Park in Borneo, Indonesia, in search of the endangered primates. Once a subject
is spotted, they deploy plastic sheets like a firemen's rescue trampoline and
wait for the tree-swinging apes to go see a man about a mule. For more pee-catching
precision, they attach bags to poles and follow beneath the animals. "It's
kind of gross when you get hit, but this is the best way to figure out what's
going on in their bodies," Knott says.