One venue where laziness is rewarded is ESPN Zone’s Ultimate Couch Potato competition. Held in Chicago, New York, and Baltimore, the winner of the competition receives a prize package worth more than $4,000, including a customized reclining chair, a gift certificate to buy a fancy new TV, and other prizes that every couch potato dreams of.
The catch? There isn’t one. Competitors just have to out-sit each other on recliners while watching ESPN non-stop. Keeping true to couch potato form, participants can eat and drink as much as they want to. However, they can only go to the bathroom once every 8 hours. 72 hours reclining and watching sports? Sounds like a typical long weekend.
It goes to show that being lazy can’t be all bad.