Bungee jumping and skydiving are just so...not fraught with weird psychological overtones.
For the thrill-seeker who's tired of the lame old adrenaline sports, a French company is offering to stage your fake kidnapping. All you need is $1,200 (900 euros) and bizarre body-snatching fantasies.
buy a basic kidnap package where they're bundled away, bound and gagged, and kept incarcerated for four hours. Alternatively, they can opt for a more elaborate tailor-made psychodrama, involving an escape or helicopter chase for example, where costs can quickly escalate.
The company had only been open a few weeks and was already receiving two requests a day when Reuters interviewed them.
While they do offer tailor-made kidnappings and will surprise you (a scheduled kidnapping is no fun!), the longest Ultime Réalité will hold you is 11 hours because any longer and "clients might find the novelty tends to wear off."
Why would someone want to do this? I don't know, but doesn't it all seem like a fittingly post-Guantanamo pastime? (No?) Imagine the stories you'd get to tell! Also, you'd never lose a game of two truths and a lie again.
Anyway, if this all sounds like the plot to a late-nineties movie starring Michael Douglas with Sean Penn, that's because it was. Watch the trailer of The Game:
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