Here's more evidence that our workday really is a rat race.
Behold the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk by San Francisco-based artist Robb Godshaw and developer Will Doenlen. The creators say they built it as an alternative to the treadmill desk, and they even made their design instructions public, so you can build your own.
"The treadmill desk has become a fixture in a lot of Bay Area office scenes," Godshaw told The Huffington Post. "The issues with treadmills are that you don't set your own pace, and they're not interesting as furniture."
On the DIY-sharing website Instructables, the two posted directions for how to make the contraption. The wheel is 80 inches in diameter and is mounted on skateboard wheels; there is no brake on the wheel, which they insist will "really force the productivity out of the desk user." (You'll have to add your own straw-like water dispenser to go full-hamster.)
Asked if he thought the hamster wheel could catch on in the workplace, Godshaw said its future is now in the hands of anyone who wants to build their own.
For those who would like just a taste of the how-to, here's a time lapse:
h/t Laughing Squid
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