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Sometimes it takes a bit of leftfield thinking to make money
Professional comedian John Martin is selling his entire library of joke books - all 1,500 of them.
He currently holds the Guinness World Record for non-stop joke telling (101 hours and 39 minutes, in case you were wondering) and says his mammoth collection played a key role.
"I have collected the books over nearly 40 years since I was a kid, so it really is an encyclopaedic collection of joke books and books on the art of humour. They have certainly helped in my act."
While a comedian selling all his gags might seem a bit odd, it pales when compared to the following schemes. What's truly remarkable is that they all worked, albeit to varying degrees.
So from selling your life to swapping a paper clip for a home, let's take a look at some the strangest money-making ideas.
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i wouldnt advise that anyone try number 3 anytime soon
not everyone is THAT lucky!
or the last part of number 4 - i mean only £15K for a stupid tattoo permanently scrawled across your face? idiotic... i'd have asked for wayyy more!
Got to be said i spose, No doubt Karyns good looks and lovely smile helped here, Maybe Ef out of rear enders wouldnt get as much generosity shown, Good idea though.............
Ime 4 ft 11in 25stone spotty no hair no personality and owe a shed load out,
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he is a brilliant comedian,very funny and does not resort to bad language or filth to get a laugh.saw him at a charity event ,and would love to see you again, john, if we knew where you were on.we have been to a few shows to see big name comedians but we never laughed as much as we did with john.he is the BEST.
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