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Scientists offer volunteers P800K to lie in bed for 2 months

/ 08:09 PM April 06, 2017
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Twenty five males will be paid a significant amount to stay in bed for 60 days. File photo

Spending a whole day in bed has oftentimes been associated with slacking off.

Now, lying in bed all day doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all, as French scientists from the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (Medes) are looking for males willing to spend 60 days flat on their backs.

As part of efforts to study the effects of microgravity and virtual weightlessness, the group is looking for 24 healthy male candidates aged 20 to 45.


According to The Guardian, each individual must have no allergies, does not smoke and must posses a maximum body mass index between 22 and 27.

Furthermore, each one must be willing to be subjected to a series of full body tests for two weeks before and after the 60-day experiment.

“During the first two weeks our scientists will do a whole series of tests and measurements on the volunteers,” Dr Arnaud Beck, one of the coordinators, was quoted as saying in the report. “This will be followed by a 60-day period during which they must remain in bed, the head slightly inclined downwards at less than six degrees.”

To merit their troubles, each individual will be compensated a cool €16,000 (over P800,000).

Despite its seemingly “easy money” appeal, Beck warned applicants that the job is way tougher than it sounds. Each individual is expected to perform basic bodily functions like eating and washing while remaining attached to the bed.

“The rule is to keep at least one shoulder in contact with the bed or its frame,” he confirmed.

Interested applicants can try their luck with the program through this link. Khristian Ibarrola/JB



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