Weird sleeping options
Ever thought to yourself: sometimes I just want to fall asleep in a tent hanging off the side of a cliff? No? Neither have we. But some weirdos have, and not just hanging off cliffs, either. They’ve come up with a handful of ways to go to sleep in the mos
A tent? That’s so last year!
AS long as our species has been on this planet, man has been looking for a cozy place to lay down his head for a kip. Some of our earliest ancestors slept under the stars, some slept in the long grass while some opted for caves. Uninhabited caves, preferably. But for every civilisation, there’s always that one guy who thinks a little differently. As Neanderthal Clonk* watched his family and friends choose their sleeping spots, he decided to climb a tree and tie himself to the trunk. “Clonk crazy,” said his friends. “Clonk climb tree. Clonk monkey.” Oh, how they laughed. But later, as Clonk watched those same friends freeze in the rain, get bitten by snakes and be mauled by a bear (turns out the cave was inhabited), he, falling asleep in relative safety, enjoyed the last laugh.
And so was born a group of people whose descendants (thousands of years later) would not be content to merely throw down a four-sleeper tent and jump into a sleeping bag. It is not protection from rain, snakes or bears that fuels these nutters to seek out strange ways and places to catch up on 40 winks, but rather, like Clonk, the allure of something out of the ordinary.
* Not his real name