This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 4 April, 2020

Paintballing company receives 10,000 applications for 'human paintball tester' job

Yes, there are thousands of people out there who would like to get shot at for a living.

Image: Shutterstock/Dmitry Kalinovsky

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE from around the world have applied to be shot at as a paintball bullet tester at a British paintballing company.

UKPaintball, which has more than 60 paintballing venues in Britain, said it was stunned by the response to its search for a “human bullet impact tester”.

Candidates from not just Britain, but as far away as United States, Canada and India have applied for the £40,000 a year job testing the impact of paintballs.

Owner Justin Toohig said they couldn’t believe the response:

We couldn’t have predicted that so many people in the UK and beyond would want to get shot for a living.

Toohig said that applicants have cited a range of different skills to prove they were up to the job, including one who said he was fat, so would be easier to hit:

We’ve had individuals hoping to secure the job including an ex-army soldier boasting previous experience of guns and weaponry… and an ex-magician’s assistant who was once almost shot for real in an illusion that went horribly wrong.

“It’s going to be a real struggle attempting to whittle down the thousands of applicants to just one.”

Man pays £300 to save his constipated goldfish>

‘Foxcatcher’ wrestler Mark Schultz goes on tirade against the film’s director>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:


Read next: