Fri, Feb 23, 2001 - Page 23 News List

Men get paid to stay in bed 臥眠床錢落袋

Ever dreamt of a boss who pays you to stay in bed? That is the opportunity awaiting 28 men after a French agency launched a search for volunteers to take to their beds for three months, all in the name of science. Pay is handsome at 75,000 French francs for 90 days of total inactivity.


The Institute of Space Medicine in Toulouse is studying the impact of space travel on the human body, the daily La Depeche du Midi said on its Web site.


"The absence of gravity modifies blood circulation, causes muscular atrophy and reduces bone density," said Anne Pavy-Le Thraon, coordinator of the project code-named "Bedrest." (Taipei Times)

代號「臥床」計畫的協調官安帕比樂斯朗恩說:「無重狀態會改變血液循環,造成肌肉萎縮,並降低骨質的密度」。 (台北時報)

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