George Aldrich earns his cash by sniffing everything that astronauts come in contact with, including tampons and diapers.
Still, nothing ranks as low as the smelly shoes hes asked to sniff each year at the annual Rotten Sneaker Contest in Montpelier, Vermont.
This years contest takes place Tuesday (Mar. 20) and Aldrich is holding his breath that participants wont go to extremes like last years winner, who wore the same socks for three months straight.
Says Aldrich: Ill never forget it. She stunk up the entire Bed & Breakfast where the contest was held.
Another girls shoes were so stinky that Aldrich says they actually made him gag.
The winning pair of putrid tootsies wins a trophy, a $2500 savings bond and a trip to New York.
And even though judging the competition stinks. Aldrich says theres one job perk. As he puts it, At least I get a free trip out of it.
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