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Man Confined to Steel Box, Video Streams Online

Throwing a man into a metal box for thirty days seems rather wacked. But then again, astronauts are expected to live in close quarters for a six-month, one-way trip whenever NASA decides to send man to Mars. Still the idea seems disturbing, and curious web surfers can check out a man-in-a-box streaming live to Internet browsers by heading here.

The prisoner in question, Tim Shaw, has no idea of his whereabouts, knowing only that he's somewhere familiar. He can't even come out until someone finds him, or presumably when the thirty days has expired.

The wardrobe-sized box isn't without some furnishings however: he sleeps on a makeshift bed, a few lights are mounted on the "ceiling," and various items are handy to keep his mind somewhat occupied. Two cameras are mounted within the box: one placed over his head and one mounted behind his head. Someone is also feeding him one meal a day.

Apparently there's a contest behind this display of isolation. Anyone in the UK who spots this metal box will win £30k. Someone might need to find this chap rather quick, as TechEYE reports that he's been talking to an egg named Collin, and even pretended to have an interview.

No one has reported seeing Shaw go to the washroom.

  • tamick88
    Huh, he probably should have figured out the bathroom situation before he shut himself in the box lol.
  • Shadow703793
    tamick88Huh, he probably should have figured out the bathroom situation before he shut himself in the box

    Also, what are the chances the "live stream" is fake?
  • swimomatic
    Holy ...
    Truman Show anyone?
  • omnimodis78
    30 days? This dude will suffer some major psychological damage once he reemerges, and from the looks of it, some physical problems too. As for comparing this to anything related to a NASA mission - let's not forget that NASA keeps its astronauts physically and mentally active so it's hardly appropriate to compare that to a silly man laying in a metal coffin for 30 days.
  • yang
    Perhaps he wants to keep his bathroom business private by going in the dark
  • babybeluga
    David Blaine wanna-be...
  • rambo117
    babybelugaDavid Blaine +1

    I think I'd go insane the first day in there, hate small spaces.
  • JohnnyLucky
    The whole thing is kind of screwy. The box can't be sealed. Air has to be exchanged somehow. Somebody brings a meal. Who knows?
  • Gin Fushicho
    How does he take a dump? I myself have to piss at least 7 times a day. I drink a lot.
  • ta152h
    It's a nice size box at least. I could do it if I was allowed to have a striped cat, and maybe some books.