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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.

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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.”

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