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Last time updated
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Фото: Tallie Robinson, Unsplash

Фото: Tallie Robinson, Unsplash

Scottish enthusiasts are launching a new search for the Loch Ness Monster, but they need help. Meanwhile, Germans can get 18,000 euros for bed rest.

18,000 euros for lying in bed

A dream job has appeared in Germany. However, it has a catch that can seriously reduce the number of those who want to get rich. The thing is that such payment is offered by the Center for Aviation and Astronautics. This means only one thing — you can not relax.

And indeed: it is quite realistic to earn 18,000, but will you want to do it? Participants in the study will have to spend 60 days in bed without getting up. The bed itself is tilted at an angle of 6°, simulating the position of astronauts in orbit. This tilt causes fluids to rush to the head and requires a certain amount of stamina.

In addition, the subjects will be exercising their muscles, but in different ways. If the scientists' claims are to be believed, some of the volunteers will do standard exercises with weights and exercise machines. The second group will undergo EMS training, which means that their muscles will be contracted not by signals from the brain, but by impulses from outside.

Unfortunately, there are also qualification criteria for the participants, one of which is a good knowledge of German.

Loch Ness Monster hunters ask NASA for help

It may seem that rumours of the Loch Ness Monster have long since died down, but this impression is deceptive. In fact, for 90 years, the search for the legendary beast has not stopped, it just continued with different intensity.

Now, enthusiasts are hoping to contact NASA to ask them to provide specialists and equipment for a more thorough search. Amateur measurements have shown high levels of noise deep in the lake's waters, but that's not enough to provide evidence.

In theory, NASA's equipment would not be useless. The fact is that Loch Ness is 227 meters deep. That's almost as deep as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Loch Ness is also the largest body of water in Scotland, containing more fresh water than all the lakes in Wales and England. It therefore requires a more serious approach and quality preparation to fully explore it.

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Last time updated
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Authors: Aleksandr, Kadriia

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