June 6, 2009
NASA offers $160 a day to lie down and play games
Not everything that’s ambiguous is silly. Here’s an offer from NASA that will sound as if it’s too good to be true. They are willing to pay volunteers up to about $160 a day ($4800 a month), for just lying down on a bed. Evidently they will provide with some gaming console or a laptop for entertainment. What’s more is that they will also pay for your travel, accommodation and all the tiny tantrums that you will throw up. Also provided will be a bedpan, remember you are paid to remain laid after all. If this still doesn’t make sense to you then let me explain in a more humane manner. NASA is paying all this money to get volunteers for a project called “Pillownaut” in which the effects of micro-gravity are being studied.
Anyone can get rich overnight lying down in bed and playing games. But well, not everyone can do this for 24 hours, seven days a week.