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'Dirty Jobs' Make for a Fun But Messy Resume


Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, talks about what it's like to be knee- and elbow-deep in some of the grittiest jobs around.

Now in its fourth season, the show has followed Rowe as he has tried his hand at more than 175 very messy occupations — from cleaning up toxic sewer leaks, to collecting owl vomit, to performing some dentistry on a llama with an abscessed tooth.

What keeps him coming back for more? Rowe says he is motivated by his appreciation for dirt, his desire to honor the common American, and his respect for his father and grandfather, who labored side-by-side on manual tasks.

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