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2003 Keith Williams Middlebury College $50,000
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1993 Phoebe Juel Grinnell College $ 28,000

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"Possibly the Strangest Job Opening Ever

Wanted: Court jester. Must be able to entertain the British court. Bring your own costume with bells to the audition. We will provide a bladder on a stick. Note: This job has been vacant for 350 years.

Who couldn't use a laugh in today's world? Reuters reports that for the first time in 350 years, England may hire a court jester. An outfit called English Heritage posted an ad in The Times seeking applicants for an open audition. The winning fool cannot be a buffoon. Instead he or she must be highly astute and able to lift the spirits of the monarch on a whim. In the old days, the jester would be faced with the risk of death if he failed. That feature of this position has been removed from the 2004 job description. The last court jester became unemployed in 1649 when his boss, King Charles I, was beheaded, notes Reuters.

Wondering about the bladder on the stick? It's a traditional jester's prop."

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