Do you wish you could just lie in bed all day without your mom / alarm clock / spouse / kids yelling at you to get your fat ass out and about? If yes, answer me this: do you believe things like laziness, lack of skills, poor educational qualifications, etc are holding you back from applying for a position at NASA? You know, those space program people?
Well, guess what? NASA wants you! Their treat. They have a bed set up for you in Houston and everything. In fact, they’ll even pay you for it – $17, 000 if you’ll hang with them for 90 days.
And no, there’s nothing truly nasty involved. They won’t strap you into an unmanned space shuttle and put you into orbit or anything. Although, I think that would be more awesome than nasty – unless it blows up, in which case, oooh.
No, all you have to do is lie in bed. Like, all the time. You can watch all the TV you want and they’ll give you a computer with internet access and wheel you out to play cards with the other bed testers – but you can’t get out of bed. They’ll monitor you to make sure. I don’t know about bathroom breaks but they will feed you regular food.
To qualify, you have to be drug and disease free, not be a criminal, be a US citizen or permanent resident and have something to live for (which would take about three months to accomplish). Oh, and you have to have good bone density because… er, lying in bed kind of destroys your bones.
Heh heh. Oops. No pain, no gain, right? Oh, don’t be such a big baby – it’s only 6% or less. It’s not like your bones have a better offer.