10 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift
7. Swift's first job involved bugs. Lots of them.
Taylor Swift's pre-fame job was not glamorous. She lived on a Christmas tree farm, and when the season came, she worked with the rest of the family. She wasn't old enough to help secure trees to car roofs, so she was in charge of the bugs -- specifically knocking the praying mantis pods out of the trees. "I forgot to check one time and they hatched all over these people’s house. And there were hundreds of thousands of them," Swift told Jay Leno in 2008 (quote via Just Jared). "And they had little kids, and they couldn’t kill of them because that’d be a bad Christmas.”