Chicago’s Museum of Science + Industry is holding an incredible $10,000 contest for those people who don’t want to have, or expect to have, any sexual prospects for one month during Fall 2010. Sort of.
Basically, they’re inviting people to apply to live inside their museum for an entire month – 24 hours a day/7 days a week (that would be 24/7 in short-speak). It’s a truly one of a kind opportunity. However, social contact with the outside world (e.g., cell phone use, Facebook) is largely prohibited which is kind of a downer. The lucky isolated person might get to participate by working the Museum floor and will get unprecedented Night at the Museum-ish access to the place. And very cool: this person will get to sleep in confined or “untraditional” spaces except this person always has to sleep alone. That’s right: one of they rules is “Absolutely no visitors overnight or when the Museum is closed to the public.” And since it’s probably not cool to have visitors during the day for sex, either, I’m guessing this means no sex during the month at the museum.
So the question is not “Would you stay in a museum for an entire month for the chance to win $10,000?” but “Would you stay in a museum for an entire month, knowing you couldn’t have sex with anyone but yourself, for a chance to $10,000?” If the answer is yes, then consider applying. Because except for the no-sex part, it sounds SO COOL.