Chris Hemsworth might be a big-time movie star today, but his first job at the age of 14 involved cleaning breast pumps with a toothbrush.
Despite the controversy that still surrounds it today, breastfeeding is an entirely natural thing. The fact that some people deem it inappropriate for moms to do it in public is a bizarre notion to us. Plus, the number of workplaces that still don't provide moms with somewhere to breastfeed is simply not okay.
Even if you are in the majority of moms who doesn't take their child to work, you might still need to pump breastmilk at work. Should you need to do that, you'll have to use a breast pump. What had never occurred to us until now is that there are companies from which you can rent breast pumps. It makes perfect sense if you think about it since it will be something you only need for a short period of time.
Why do we know about breast pump rental all of a sudden? Well, because Chris Hemsworth told us, of course. Okay, let us explain. Hemsworth recently took part in a segment called True Confessions on The Tonight Show. During the segment, Hemsworth was tasked with making Jimmy Fallon and Kumail Nanjiani believe he used to clean and repair rented breast pumps for a living. Fallon and Nanjiani then had to decide whether Hemsworth was telling the truth or not.
Naturally, Fallon and Nanjiani guessed that Hemsworth was lying. Turns out they were wrong. At age 14, the boy who would grow up to become Thor cleaned breast pumps for a company that rented them to new moms. He would use a toothbrush to rid them of dried milk which they would apparently be covered in.
After the revelation, Nanjiani jokingly asks whether the women who had their pumps cleaned now know that Hemsworth was the one cleaning them, and if you can buy them on eBay. Probably not, but this might be the strangest example of a "before they were famous" we have ever come across. We can just picture him now, cleaning breast pumps while daydreaming of a time when he would be an Avenger and a Man in In Black.