How long do you reckon you could last in solitary confinement and total darkness? How about for a prize of $100,000? One daring poker player bet his friend that he could spend at least 30 days in such extreme conditions and underwent a high stakes 30-day experiment to prove it. So on the 20th day, after making a food delivery for his friend and seeing that he was in good spirits, Young began to negotiate with Rich Alati, hoping to cut his losses. He initially offered Alati $25,000 to end the bet on the spot, but eventually ended up agreeing to pay him an early buyout of $62,400 just to cut his losses. Both players had hedged their bets, so Rory Young only ended up losing $42,000, but it definitely still hurt.
- How many days could you do in a dark room for 100 grand?