Monday, March 15, 2010

Man In Box

If you were following my blog 30 days ago, you may remember this story....

Journalist Tim Shaw was locked in a metal box in an undisclosed location 30 days ago. All he knows is that he's somewhere in the United Kingdom and it's somewhere he has been before. The box, only 3 feet high, 4.5 feet wide and 8 feet long, contains only his mattress and a limited number of items he has received during his 30 days in captivity.

He's had contact with the outside world only once a day, when a silent source brings him a delivery of food and water through a tiny hatch in the box. The entire 30 days and 29 nights has been filmed and broadcast online. For the past 30 days, I've checked in on him periodically and seen high points and really, really, really low points.

Throughout Tim Shaw's stay inside the isolation box, viewers have been given the opportunity to guess his whereabouts.... If someone had correctly guessed where he is, Mr. Shaw would have been released (No one has guessed correctly yet - Mr. Shaw is still in the box).

Well, you still have 15 hours to guess his location, and win
approximately $47,000 (30,000 pounds).... It's been 30 days, and tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. PST (9:00 a.m. EST), Mr. Shaw will be given sweet freedom. He'll see sunlight and his wife and kids for the first time in 30 days and 30 nights.

You can get more information on Mr. Shaw, watch the archive videos, guess his location, and see his last 15 hours in the box at the following site. Just click the logo to visit....:


  1. Yeah I remember that post but I haven't been keeping up with it. 15 hrs? That might be cutting it close for me to do a cram review of the clues.

  2. I can't imagine doing that on a bet...
    Taking care of his bodily functions must be a challenge!

  3. I remember the post, I thought it sounded awesome and then completely forgot about it. I'd give a go at it if I were any good with geography. Half the time I don't know where I am.

  4. I would never ever ever have agreed to do that! Ever!! (Okay, I may be slightly claustrophobic :P)

    Is he doing this for some kind of noble cause? Or out of insanity? ;)

  5. All profits from the site are going to charity.... But as far as I know, he's just doing this as a social experiment....

    It makes me cringe every time I watch him....

  6. I could NEVER do this. Nice that all the profits go to charity. Things like this or David Blaine's stunts stress me out.

    PS I lost a follower today :( boo hoo!

  7. That is the most F--d up thing I've ever heard!!! Cool!!!

  8. I agree with Powdered Toast Man. Where does he do his business? You couldn't pay me enough to do this bit.

  9. Thought of the same thing PTM and Jerry said. No frickin way dude

  10. He did his number one and number two in containers they provide to him every day.... I remember one day, early into the his stay, he was really angry because they delivered his food in the containers he used to do his business....

  11. That's some experiment. Wow. At this time I imagine he has been let out. How did he not go crazy? I work in a large box everyday that I am allowed to leave and go where I please and I STILL go crazy.

    Brave man, or strange man? Maybe both I think.

  12. @Kato - Very funny! It was a crazy experiment.... It was weird watching him react to simple things.... I could never do it....


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