The Blind, Alone, and Confused for 24 Hours Challenge

For 24 hours I will be blind and alone in my apartment. I eventually want to try being blind for a week, but I’ll need seven days with no other obligations, and I won’t have that for a while. For now, I’ll suffice with a smaller-scale experiments with a few extra provisions for added difficulty.

Rules:

  1. I must leave my blindfold on for 24 hours.
    • If I remove the blindfold, I have failed the experiment
    • If the blindfold falls off or I can get partial sight, I have failed the experiment.
    • I am only allowed to readjust my blindfold if I can see light.
  2. I must not be in contact with any other people for 24 hours.
    • I cannot answer my phone or any other messaging system.
    • I cannot receive in-person visitors.
    • If someone knocks at the door, I cannot answer verbally or physically.
  3. I will set an alarm for 24 hours. I cannot set any other alarms or use any other means to ascertain the time.
    • It is up to me to keep my phone charged so the alarm goes off.
  4. I cannot leave my apartment.
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30 Day Vegan Challenge

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From May 15 to June 13, I was on the vegan diet.

This experiment turned out to be far less interesting than expected, so I’m going to keep this short.

 

Rules

  1. I can eat no animal products
    1. No meat
    2. No non-meat food derived from animals
      1. ie. dairy, eggs, honey, etc.
    3. When I don’t know if something is vegan, I google it. If the top few search results indicate a possibility of a food not being vegan, I don’t eat it
    4. I measure my weight every night between 10-11 PM
    5. I must inform every person with whom I eat food that I am vegan, and I must imply or explain that I am morally superior because I am not murdering any animals nor benefiting from animal slavery

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96 hour No-Sleep Challenge

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On April 26, 2020, I woke up at 8:54 AM. My goal was to not sleep for the next 96 hours (four days).

 

Why Am I Doing This?

No real reason. I’m just curious to see if I am the willpower to succeed and how I’ll feel.

 

Rules

  1. The challenge begins when I wake up on April 26, 2020.
  2. I cannot sleep for 96 hours (initial)
    1. Eventually revised down to 72 hours
  3. I may use any means necessary to keep myself awake
  4. I must at least attempt to record how I’m feeling every 12 hours
  5. I may not receive direct help in staying awake from any other people

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30 Day Carnivore Challenge

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From 3/16/2020 to 4/15/2020, I embarked on the carnivore diet. I didn’t have any specific motive or goal beyond curiosity to find out how the highly restrictive diet made me feel and to see whether I could do it. I will summarize my findings here.

 

Rules

1. I can only eat animal products, excluding dairy

  • Exceptions
    • Butter
      • Rationale – Animal product, similar nutritional composition to meat, crucial for boosting fat intake
    • Seasoning
      • Rationale – Little-to-no nutritional or caloric content, will greatly boost palatability and taste

2. I can only drink water

  • Water derivatives are allowed (ie. club soda)
  • Exception
    • Coffee
      • Rationale – Little-to-no nutritional or caloric content, worried about how ending caffeine consumption will interfere with dietary impact, I really like coffee

3. I eat until I’m full

4. I eat whenever I want

5. I record everything I eat

6. I measure my weight every night between 10-11PM

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