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Posted: 1/19/2015 10:36:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 10:49:25 PM EST by blackjack33]
Could you do it?


January 18, 2015

Usually at some point in the day (and for some of us, multiple points) many of us find ourselves wishing we could abandon our responsibilities to return back to our beds to live out the rest of the day under a quiet refuge of blankets. Despite the guilt of chronic laziness, a day in bed sounds pretty darn relaxing—if only we could financially support ourselves by doing so.

Turns out, NASA might have the answer we're all looking for-although it might require a little more relaxation that originally imagined. NASA is currently looking for volunteers to participate in their "Bed Rest Studies", in which participants will have to spend 70 straight days in bed, receiving $18,000 for the period of affressive bodily atrophy.

Participants are allowed to read books, Skype, play games, as well as use their phones and computers throughout the duration of the study. Pretty much anything is fair game, so as long as you remain in bed, earning a cool $1200 per week.

more @ link


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:37:15 PM EST
I'm sure many here already do that on grandmas dime.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:37:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:37:34 PM EST
I doubt it. Id gain so much weight back in 70 days of sitting on my ass not being able to exercise.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:37:41 PM EST
I'd be losing money.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:38:36 PM EST

I think I saw a show on this once.

They took muscle samples from the dude's leg.

Imagine taking a tree corer:



But instead of wood, that was raw steak.



So nasty.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:39:42 PM EST
what about shitting
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:41:43 PM EST
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what about shitting
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:41:59 PM EST
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Depends
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:42:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:44:03 PM EST
Fuck no.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:44:05 PM EST
Nope.

Couldn't spend 70hrs in bed let alone 70 days.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:44:16 PM EST
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what about shitting


Depends



CNA ....

wipe !


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:45:39 PM EST
Sounds like a good way to damage your body.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:46:48 PM EST
hell ya, where do I sign up?



Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:47:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 10:52:35 PM EST by noob5000000]
Shit, even my lazy ass would have a hard time doing that. But, I'm also currently unable to make $18k in 70 days, so maybe I'd give it a shot .
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:47:08 PM EST
What's David Blaine up to these days?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:47:39 PM EST
8-8.5 HOURS is the max I can do.

I'm out
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:50:21 PM EST
No shower for 70 days?!?!
Much as I want to do nothing for a couple of months, I'm going to need to be able to shower on a daily basis.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:51:07 PM EST
Does 100% oxygen and no gravity have an effect on whether the body atrophies faster? Also, i'm sure there are gonna be some do then sue for getting pressure sores afterwards.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:52:13 PM EST
Could you image what your post count would be after 70 days of not leaving bed.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:52:30 PM EST
BTDT
Paralyzed from the neck down for 4 months+ in 2012.

Re-learning to crawl and eventually walk was a bitch. Hardest thing I've ever done.

And my bills from Rush and Mayo were a lot more than $18,000.

Muscular atrophy is a frightening thing.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:53:03 PM EST
I'd consider it if I got laid off again
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:00:11 PM EST
Hell no
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:03:04 PM EST
When my sister inlaw was in med school they were given a copy of a US Army study. The Army asked for volunteers to stay in bed X months. By the time it was over the volunteers were regretting their decision. Loss of muscle, weakness, etc.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:04:12 PM EST
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Ahhhh, that's the point.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:06:23 PM EST
Which one of you really wants night vision?

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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:07:13 PM EST
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Ahhhh, that's the point.
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Sounds like a good way to damage your body.


Ahhhh, that's the point.

,yes and No way I do it either
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:07:18 PM EST
If you literally have to lay down for 70 days... not even allowed to sit up let alone go take a dump like a normal person, no way is that worth it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:07:33 PM EST



Well shit my wife has a decent job and i might get laid off from mine

Where do I sign up?

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:10:34 PM EST
I've always wondered what veal feels like.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:10:41 PM EST
no way,it would only be 2-3 days before I went insane and started flinging feces.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:14:17 PM EST
Looks uncomfortable. Also, no private rooms.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:16:42 PM EST
I saw a show on this. There's a control group that actually gets to exercise on a treadmill, vertically. So your weight is not on your legs.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:17:18 PM EST
Sure just induce me into a coma first.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:19:34 PM EST
Fuck that. Id lose too much muscle and money.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:19:47 PM EST
Are you allowed to jump on the bed? Have visitors?
FucK?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:20:42 PM EST
Wouldn't be too bad if I could just get drunk, masturbate, and shit myself the whole time. Kinda like a typical weekend, just longer.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:21:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:21:15 PM EST by hondaciv]
This story is from 09.18.13

Are they still looking for people?

Or did the OP just catch up to the internet?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/crossingborders/2013/09/18/nasa-will-pay-18000-to-watch-you-rest-in-bed-for-real/
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:21:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:24:10 PM EST by bagofcrabs65]
Basically, are you willing to confine yourself to a 3x8 cell for 2 months?

ETA: "You’re probably wondering how it all works out with taking a trip to the bathroom while on extended bed rest, right? NASA has it covered. In order to ensure that test subjects can remain at a six-degree head tilt at all times, they are able to shower in a specially modified shower gurney."

Fuck that...you have to be tilted the entire time..no thanks.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:22:47 PM EST
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Looks uncomfortable. Also, no private rooms.

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You all could just watch me choke my chicken.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:25:14 PM EST

It's awesome that NASA is still spending money on ermahgerd space will kill you studies.

It's not like we don't know about working out in space. Or doing cardio without running. Let's spend more money.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:29:04 PM EST
I saw what laying around in bed did to my friend who had ALS.

His skin started to rot and even though the blankets were changed everyday and he bathed he smelled like meat left on the porch. His whole room did.

But I dunno a small stint of rot for 17k, hmmmm... How much .22 can I get with that?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:30:46 PM EST
$18k is great....but imagine my post count after 70 days of 350 posts per day....
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:31:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:31:17 PM EST
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Wouldn't be too bad if I could just get drunk, masturbate, and shit myself the whole time. Kinda like a typical weekend, just longer.
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This !
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:31:54 PM EST
Bed sores... blech.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:33:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:34:03 PM EST by FeebMaster]
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Bed sores... blech.
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Can you get bed sores in zero G?


ETA: We need a study...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:34:24 PM EST
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Can you get bed sores in zero G?


ETA: We need a study...
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Bed sores... blech.

Can you get bed sores in zero G?


ETA: We need a study...

...I actually never thought of that. Good question.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:35:24 PM EST
If we're not going to space anymore, why are we spending money on this?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:35:26 PM EST
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Could you image what your post count would be after 70 days of not leaving bed.
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Aimless has been on this plan for years.
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