The Quick 10: Former Occupations of 10 Dictators

Stacy Conradt

If you are a fan of the Quick 10, or even just quirky lists in general, you should definitely check out Karl Shaw's 5 People Who Died During Sex. That's where today's Q10 comes from, and it's just the tip of the iceberg. Other lists include 10 great grave robberies, 10 household accessories belonging to serial killer Ed Gein, 10 Presidential piccadilloes and 10 deformities of the famous. Interesting stuff that you can always store away in your brain until you make it on Jeopardy.

The Former Occupations of 10 Dictators

1. Joseph Stalin, ruler of the Soviet Union - weatherman
2. Josip Broz, President of Yugoslavia - test driver for Daimler
3. Rafael Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic - telegraph operator
4. Benito Mussolini, ruler of Italy - journalist
5. Mao Zedong, chairman of the People's Republic of China - assistant librarian
6. "Papa Doc" Duvalier, ruler of Haiti - family doctor
7. Enver Hoxha, ruler of Albania - tobacconist
8. Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines - criminal lawyer
9. Nicolae Ceausescu, President of Romania - shoemaker
10. Idi Amin, President of Uganda - doughnut vendor