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(ABC)   NASA offering $11 an hour to volunteers who agree to go to bed for a month   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 62
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2001-10-23 08:41:00 AM
please make the check payable to Larry Flynt
 
2001-10-23 08:46:18 AM
Brian Wilson and Yoko Ono have already signed up.
 
2001-10-23 08:49:10 AM
Sign me up! Finally a chance to get paid for what I'm really good at!
 
2001-10-23 08:49:18 AM
$8184. Not worth it.
 
2001-10-23 08:50:14 AM
Sounds alot like what the people in my office do now! Or at least close. They seem to bury thier head in the sand when ever asked to do something. I will have to pass this one on and see if there are any takers!
 
2001-10-23 08:53:29 AM
And wake up with a hell of crick in my neck? No thanks!
 
2001-10-23 08:58:30 AM
Fark yeah, my favorite past time and get paid $11 an hour what else could i ask for, to bad i have school.
 
2001-10-23 09:00:17 AM
$11*24h*30days = $7,920.00

Not bad for a months work. Close to a 6 figure salary annulized.
 
2001-10-23 09:01:11 AM
NASA has always been infamous for it's exploitation of students.
 
2001-10-23 09:02:14 AM
You must then be prepared to put your index finger in your ear, and shout 'I'm the letter P' for the next month.
 
2001-10-23 09:02:24 AM
And living expenses paid for. Plus no commute or travel costs. And food is cooked by a chef for you. This package is way too good.

Dunno how u can eat with head tilted back.
 
2001-10-23 09:14:43 AM
"They will not leave their beds at all for the month, being fed regular fresh food"

Sounds like a recipe for filthy bedsheets!
 
2001-10-23 09:18:07 AM
"They will use bedpans when the need arises, Wilson said."

Will they also provide tissues, for when 'that' need arises?
 
2001-10-23 09:19:02 AM
it didn't sound *too* bad until i read the bed pan thingie.... uggggggggghhhhhh and who can lay with their head downward for a month????? not me!!!! this would suggest to me that you couldn't move around much....

no thanks!!! i'll just keep my day job, and hit my comfy bed whenever possible... with my mountain of pillows.... and where i'm free to get up and use my handy-dandy facilities

and OMG..... no caffeine for a month?????? yeah right! i dont think so
 
2001-10-23 09:19:14 AM
$8184. I calculated for 31 days. I also just farted.
 
2001-10-23 09:19:27 AM
I would love to do this.

Is it possible for UK residents to sign up?
 
2001-10-23 09:23:24 AM
The 10 subjects chosen will start work in January 2002, and will stay in bed for 30 days

The article says 30days. So there...

Actually it says the study lasts 45 days. Dunno if you get paid for the last 15 though.
 
2001-10-23 09:31:04 AM
Go to bed? With who?
 
2001-10-23 09:31:36 AM
I'm gonna hire someone to sleep for me (at min. wage of course).
 
2001-10-23 09:33:49 AM
What about bed sores?
 
2001-10-23 09:38:11 AM
HADOKEN!!!!
 
2001-10-23 09:42:25 AM
Bedpan....ok, but how do you crap in the head down position? Yikes...
 
2001-10-23 09:45:36 AM
Scoots: I was just thinking the same thing. Could get messy.
 
2001-10-23 09:52:02 AM
Do you suppose they get conjugal visits?
 
K
2001-10-23 09:55:30 AM
can i bring my gf with me? ;)
 
2001-10-23 09:58:05 AM
"Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!"
 
2001-10-23 10:02:25 AM
Overlord: Too funny! What's that from? Sounds like it could be something Grandpa Simpson would say. (Do I get a cookie?)
 
2001-10-23 10:12:07 AM
That's only about 7900$

Consider the hell you would put your body through, not to mention the fact that you'd look like a fartface
 
2001-10-23 10:15:36 AM
I think it was Ralph Wiggum who said that. A Simpsons quote for every situation...heh
 
2001-10-23 10:39:37 AM
Remember, Shiat always rolls downhill.
 
2001-10-23 10:40:26 AM
Muscle atrophy, yuck!!! That would suck hardcore. You'd stand up after that month of sitting in bed and you'd probably have a hard time walking.
While in school we did some work with NASA on some International Space Station stuff. After seeing some of the 'consequences' of being in space I say 'no thanks'.
 
2001-10-23 10:45:36 AM
Rondom Simpsons quote:

Bart - I've got a story so scary, you'll wet your pants
Grandpa - Too late
 
2001-10-23 10:49:41 AM
I'm sure they get paid for the other 15 days. So it would be $11,880... thats pretty damn good for sleeping for a month... but then I bet you feel like ish when your done...

lol redbull, thats a good one
 
2001-10-23 10:56:56 AM
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2001-10-23 11:14:25 AM
They must only have 8 months a year at NASA, if each month is 45 days long. Must be that whole "star-date" thing.
 
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2001-10-23 11:35:55 AM
Can I bring my own bong, and if so, will there be cable.
 
2001-10-23 11:43:50 AM
As much as I like sleeping, I doubt I could do this.
 
2001-10-23 12:38:21 PM
the viking quote is one of the flanders boys, i think. i don't know if it was rod or tod.
 
2001-10-23 12:49:23 PM
No, it's Ralph Wiggum.

"Go banana!"
 
2001-10-23 01:00:07 PM
i could have sworn i responded to this thread earlier..... why are all of my posts being deleted???
 
2001-10-23 01:03:46 PM
i'm not nuts really... i swear it wasn't there

***going to hide under my desk now***
 
2001-10-23 01:07:26 PM
Jodibug0975: Either the moderation system is buggy, or the moderators have been using increasingly stronger psychotrophic substances lately.
 
2001-10-23 01:09:16 PM
no alcohol? i'll bet its realy a study to determine the effects of boredom.
 
2001-10-23 01:22:58 PM
"They will not be allowed alcohol or caffeine."

That's it. I'm out.
 
2001-10-23 01:43:19 PM
No caffeine? Fucκ that. If I'm going to do something like this, I need to have SOME recreation. Since I obviously can't get out of bed or anything, and since it's going to be boring as you-know-what anyway, caffeine is an absolute must.
 
2001-10-23 01:44:32 PM
I thought volunteers worked for no pay...
 
2001-10-23 02:29:27 PM
Nuts--can't do it because I'm 7 months pregnant. Oh well--I make more at my job than what they're offering anyway....
 
2001-10-23 02:33:24 PM
Welcome to the most boring experiment ever devised.
 
2001-10-23 02:48:11 PM
Bedpans. Nuff said.
 
2001-10-23 03:24:56 PM
Finally, A Job Created For Me!!!! :-D
 
2001-10-23 04:08:43 PM
Uhhm, why would you WANT caffeine? You'd get to so uncomfortable after not too long, you'd want to maximize your tiredness so you can sleep as much as possible....

Or at least, I would.
 
2001-10-23 04:14:03 PM
Who do they appoint to go to bed with us? Do we have a selection of prime young attractive female candidates to choose from?

-he who stacks pork
 
2001-10-23 06:02:02 PM
I am farking there
 
hnb
2001-10-23 06:02:07 PM
I think NASA's definition of "volunteer" must be: "someone who is willing to go through 45 days of sheer hell and agony for a little money".

No farking way. Now, I'll go spend a month IN SPACE for $11/hour. Sure.
 
2001-10-23 06:43:35 PM
I'd love this if they'd sedate me and had a physical therapist to ensure my muscles don't atrophy. I'd shed weight, have seven grand and _finally_ get a good month's sleep.
 
2001-10-23 07:44:17 PM
"The only real surprise was that significantly more men than women expressed interest, Wilson said"

Is it just me or does anyone else find that *not* so surprising ?
 
2001-10-23 09:55:37 PM
i can barley sit through a 90 minute class without getting up, let alone 30 days.
 
2001-10-23 10:11:17 PM
$10762 per every 4 Weeks, you have to remember there is OVERTIME! more than 40 hours per week constitutes overtime.
 
2001-10-23 11:09:26 PM
The thing I don't is why they plug Northern California in the article, like it is somehow superior to other regions of the country.
 
2001-10-24 01:21:12 AM
So what exactly is there to do? Is there a TV in the room? Computer? Newspaper/magazines? I could do it with some entertainment, but if I'm just laying there staring at the ceiling/floor *for a month*... Oh who am I kidding? I'd still do it.

The article doesn't mention bathing. Do you not get to bathe for a month? If not, I feel sorry for those scientists.
 
2001-10-24 05:33:23 AM
It would make for great Lysol/disinfectant commercials!!!
 
2001-10-24 09:05:20 AM
It's like two great things mixed into one!
 
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