by Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Now this is truly a dream job for the new age: lie in bed for 70 days at NASA’s state-of-the-art bed rest facility of its Flight Analogs Research Unit in Galveston, Texas and get paid.

While it sounds a lot less desirable once you find out the real purpose of the study — it will test the ‘effectiveness of exercise on loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function‘ — getting paid $18,000 to lie in bed and do nothing still sounds pretty unbeatable. Applications are now open.