9 known experiments of their own lives
Many people put on an amazing experiments. Often, they literally throw thereby a challenge to society, or are trying to find answers to important questions for them. We offer you a selection of nine unusual experiment over their own lives.
1. Man held for a year without the Internet
"I'd really like to put someone" Like "right now."
Like many of his generation, Paul Miller spent most of his life, actively using the Internet. He was constantly online with a 12-year-old, and at 14 was already working as a web designer. But Miller realized in 26 years, in his life, "something is missing". Then he decided to make a bold and somewhat scary step - to disconnect the network cable and live without the Internet for one year.
Of course, along the way he had a lot of ups and downs, as well as some interesting discoveries. We will not recount all this to those who may want to watch a documentary mini-film about these events or read about it in the first person. Nevertheless, we can say with confidence that in the near future, Paul does not intend to again try to live without the Internet for so long.
2. AJ Jacobs live life "as an experiment"
AJ Jacobs - chief editor of the magazine "Esquire", thinker, craftsman and social experimenter. He spent more than ten years, asking the unusual questions, such as: "Can I spend the rest of my life to India?" Or "Is it possible to live by the rules of George Washington in everyday life?". He has published four books and numerous articles for magazines, which describes in detail all the complex tasks set before him. His most famous work is called "My Life as an Experiment" and contains among other things the criticism of his wife as to his actions.
3. Colin Wright - Extreme vagrancy
This man, there are many rumors. 26-year-old Colin Wright seems to be living on the edge in almost every way. He leads a nomadic life, by voting on the roads and moving ride to another part of the world every four months. Choice he makes on the basis of a vote in his blog. He also completely refused the money for one year and did not wear black for six months.
The idea of all of his experiments was to help people start to think differently, to try new things and be open to change. You can see his inspiring speech at TED, or visit his blog to vote for the next step.
4. The woman lives without sugar
Sugar - a wonderful sweet product which, according to some studies, the abuse can cause diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and many other diseases. And yet sugar is one of the ingredients in almost every finished product, we eat food. Do not believe me - look at the part of the package. But could you completely abandon it?
One woman was able to - she lives without sugar from 1 January of the year 2008. She wished to remain anonymous, but has created a blog, which shows all kinds of fruit, containing sugar, as well as recipes and tips for bezsaharnogo lifestyle. It calls on all who read her blog, do the same.
5. The man lived 30 days on its own liquid mixture
Rob Reinhart - chemist lover, decided to do away with the problem of world hunger. He aims to create a cheaper alternative to solid food, which will contain all the same nutrients.
trial and error, he created a liquid diet, called "Soylent" in honor of "Soylent Green" - a fictional food film of the same name, made of dead human beings (food remains Reinhart draw does not contain). He claims that he lived 30 days, eating only Soylent, although there are plenty of skeptics, saying that he resorted to the biologically active additives, as well as that Reinhart experiments are questionable, if not dangerous.
However, the chemist does not give up. In his plans - testing on a voluntary participants. He also intends to launch a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds - so he wants to feed the hungry, but also to earn some money for themselves.
6. A woman from Germany lived for 16 years without money
"You will never be able to give me your money."
Heidemarie Schwermer gone through all the stages of modern capitalism - from the pre-recession peak. Earlier, her family has been a successful distributor of coffee, but lost everything during the Second World War. Throughout his life, good luck then turned to Schwermer face, then turned away from her again. When she turned 50, she decided to do an experiment to check whether it can throughout the year to do without money. She handed out all their savings, and things, including the furnishings of his apartment, leaving himself only the most necessary, fit into a small suitcase. Schwermer live for 16 years without money, being content with barter, laboring in the garbage disposal and making many public appearances. She starred in the documentary "Living without money", copies of which are distributed free of charge.
7. Daniel Suel left society and lived in the desert
Daniel Suel also live without money, but, unlike Heidemarie, he refused all amenities provided by society, preferring to live in the desert of Utah, and produce their own food on their own.
Daniel commits no barter with anyone and refuses to social assistance. However, he did not refuse access to the Internet and regularly writes in his blog article on "illusory" money, as well as looking for members to join in its "free tribe". Are you ready to join him?
8. The yogi 70 years live without food and water
If the application Prahiada Jani - true, he challenged not only the temptations of society, but also to all biological life cycle. Jani, also known as Shunrivala Mataji says, he stopped eating and drinking when he was 11 years old. Now he is 85, he lives as a hermit in a cave and spends most of his time in meditation.
Two studies conducted in Indian hospitals in 2003 and 2010, respectively, were designed to test the correctness of a hermit. The first study lasted ten days, and the second - for 15 days. Both times he was in a sealed room with no bathroom, he was allowed only gargle. Doctors say he passed both tests with flying colors - not to eat, did not defecate. However, their findings in scientific journals, doctors and not published. On the Internet, on this occasion it was a lot of hype, in addition, further studies are planned. And Jani at this time, apparently, remains blissfully unaware of the controversy, quietly living in his cave.
9. The family spent a year without buying anything made in China
This idea is not based on protectionism or racial hatred. Sarah Bongiorno just wanted to show people how they are dependent on international trade, particularly with China. In 2005, she vowed to get to his family only those things that were not made in the most populous country in the world, of which there is enough in the US market.
Of course, it was difficult to find anything - from light bulbs to shoes. This made the daily trip to the store is much more complicated and harder.
"Shopping became something significant," - said Sarah.