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South Korea Held A “Space Out” Competition Where People Compete To Be The Most Zoned Out

Dozens of people in Seoul, South Korea, took part in a “Space Out” Competition on Sunday Sep. 18, where they sat for 90 minutes without doing anything.
The competition is a performance arts event that encourages people who live in the city to do nothing and take a break from the stress of everyday life.
south korea space out competition
Participants are required to sit without talking, sleeping, eating or using any electronic devices for 90 minutes.
south korea space out competition
They instead hold up a color card to signal their needs, such as red for a massage when sleepy, blue for water, yellow for fanning and black for other requirements, according to the Korea Herald.
south korea space out competition
The “most stable” competitors are selected based on heart rate data, which is measured every 15 minutes, along with a vote by spectators, and rewarded.
south korea space out competition
Those who can maintain a stable heart rate or show a gradual downward curve will be rewarded with extra points.
south korea space out competition
The competition, held by the Seoul government with the event organizers, aims to show people that there is value in doing nothing.
south korea space out competition
The event was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
south korea space out competition
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