Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How about hibernation people? Who's with me.

Hibernate. The word that comes to mind when Minnesota starts its “snow business”.
Hibernate:
1 : to pass the winter in a torpid or resting state
2 : to be or become inactive or dormant

I think I’m ok with either one of these definitions. They both sound lovely. And it sounds like a perfect Minnesota winter activity. And looky here what I found – human hibernation. It could happen!

Human hibernation (from wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation)
There are many research projects currently investigating how to achieve "induced hibernation" in humans.[1][2] This ability to hibernate humans would be useful for a number of reasons, such as saving the lives of seriously ill or injured people by temporarily putting them in a state of hibernation until treatment can be given. NASA is also interested in possibly putting astronauts in hibernation when going on very long space journeys, making it possible one day to visit far away stars.

So in conclusion: Hey NASA! When you finally figure this thing out, give me a ring. I want a long, winter nap. Just put me to sleep for the whole darn thing please – knock me out good!


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