This space experiment will pay you $17,000 to spend two months in bed, but it's not as comfy as it sounds
Honestly, we can’t we can’t get enough of lying in bed. On our beloved mattress is where we sleep, watch Netflix and daydream about earning money just for lounging all damn day. Well, miracles do happen because this space experiment will pay you to spend two months in bed.
So, we’ve all gone through times when staying in bed is the only correct decision, and for the right candidate, this could be the deal of a lifetime. You’ll go down in history alongside that fire burning in space as one of the coolest out-of-this-world experiments ever to help scientists expand their understanding of the cosmos.
Sounds like the next best thing to being an astronaut, right?
Of course it does, sleepyhead, so prop yourself up with the plumpest of pillows and pay attention to the details. According to The Daily Dot, Researchers at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology in France are seeking fit males between the ages of 25 and 40 to lie in bed for 60 days straight. That means one shoulder needs to be touching the bed or its frame, throughout the duration of experiment, which means volunteers will be required to groom, eat, and even pee and poop from their resting spot, and ugh, this officially sounds more frustrating than fun.
Prior to the experiment, the subjects will be put through a series of rigorous tests. Then the 60-day bed commitment begins, requiring them to lie down with “the head slightly inclined downwards at less than six degrees” throughout the duration. Apparently, this intense study will help scientists and astronauts gain a better understanding of the effects weightlessness at the International Space Station.
Well, we love our beds, but we’re not so sure about this one, guys. Then again, life comes at you fast, (as do bills), so we’ll gladly encourage anyone with an aversion to standing upright to apply.