People Can Get Paid to Stay in the Bath for Five Days
Sometimes, nothing hits the spot quite like a relaxing soak in the bath. If anything, it's now become a vital component of many people's self-care routines. Now, one company is offering anyone who loves a good bath the dream opportunity. Keep scrolling to find out more...
People can get paid for all sorts these days...
Whether it’s being paid to watch all the Star Wars movies back to back (yes, that is a thing – read all about it at the end) or dog sitting for some billionaire – there’s no limit on the wacky and wonderful business opportunities that can crop up.
People have even been paid to lay in bed...
Yep, really. NASA offered up a whopping $18,500 for anyone who wanted to lie in bed for 2 months. Sign us up…
But the latest "job" to hit the headlines is for all you bath lovers out there...
There’s something so incredible about a relaxing soak in the bath that allows us to switch off from the hustle and bustle of life.
Because let's be honest, a shower doesn't always cut it.
Sometimes you’ve gotta do what you gotta do, and if whipping out the trusty tealights and a bath bomb is what you need to de-stress, then so be it.
More often than not, sadly, many of us don't have the time to have a soak.
Whether it’s juggling looking after the kids or working full-time – we don’t always have the time in our day to put aside for some much-needed self-care.
But, for some lucky people, that may all be about to change...
Ever dreamt of getting paid to lay in the bath? Well, that dream has just become a reality.
The guys over at the European Space Agency are on the hunt for people to take part in a new study.
The team are looking for twenty women (sorry guys) to sit in a dry-immersion bath for 5 days.
What exactly is dry-immersion?
Well, in simple terms, it means that the participants lie in the bath on a waterproof sheet, meaning they don’t actually get wet.
Which is a great relief...
We dread to think what we’d look like after being immersed in water for 5 days – something resembling a prune springs to mind.
You may think this whole thing is one big joke...
But the team at the ESA are deadly serious.
The study is aiming to see how weightlessness affects the body.
“Dry-immersion studies benefit from placing less pressure on the body as volunteers are supported and suspended evenly in the tub, a condition that mimics the floating astronauts experience on the International Space Station,” the ESA explained.
This isn't something to be taken lightly.
This is a scientific study, after all – and does require you to lie there for 5 days straight.
In fact, the ESA has addressed the seriousness of these studies.
ESA’s human spaceflight team leader, Jennifer Ngo-Anh, said: “We get many requests to be a volunteer for these studies, but they are no joke.”
The study is taking place at the MEDES facility in Toulouse, France.
“Lying in bed sounds fun but the pleasure wears off very quickly – especially when blood is drawn and muscle biopsies are involved – we constantly salute the volunteers that sacrifice their daily lives for the benefit of human exploration!”
Still fancy your chances?
The exact amount that participants will be compensated is not yet known, but if you’re interested in taking part, you can put yourself forward for similar studies here. Fancy getting paid for watching Star Wars? Keep scrolling.