An extremely sedentary man who didn't get up once during a 17-hour flight is baffling researchers. The flight in question, a Qantas Airlines long-haul trip from Perth Australia to London, is one of the world's longest. But the man, who enjoyed the comforts of business class, managed to confine himself to his seat for the duration, not even getting up to stretch or use the toilet.
The man's ascetic discipline was discovered by researchers from the University of Sydney, who teamed up with Qantas to measure passenger's anxiety levels and movement on the long-haul flights. Volunteer passengers wear monitors on their wrists to measure their "mental state, anxiety levels, sleep patterns, and recovery from jet lag," according to a report from The Independent.