Recently, 70 people gathered in a park in Seoul, South Korea, to compete for the title of Most Spaced Out—no talking, sleeping, eating, or checking smartphones allowed. The person with the most stable heart rate over the course of 90 minutes won.
Artist WoopsYang created the annual Space Out Competition in 2014 to point out how overworked our brains are and to encourage people to slow down. While it’s entertaining to poke fun at this so-called “sport,” (there’s a panel of judges and a live sportscaster!), it definitely makes a great point. We could all benefit from quieting our minds more often.