'On your mark, get set, roll!' In June more than 150 people in Japan have taken part in the Grand Prix competition of racing while sitting on office chair. Teams see who can complete the most laps of a 200-meter course during a two-hour span. And the reward for the winners? 90 kg of rice.
There’s currently a labor shortage in the Czech Republic, so Czechs have never had such a large opportunity to choose their employer and dictate conditions as they do now. Despite this, over a quarter-million Czechs spend over two hours a day commuting. Why? We’ve interviewed two of these “travelers,” as well as someone whose trip from their bed to the office lasts a mere 20 seconds.