Science stunt aborted after 15 hours because plants couldn’t save a man from himself

kurtis baute

Raising awareness about climate change and mankind's impact on the Earth is a noble cause, and there's plenty of ways to go about it. Locking yourself in a plastic box with a bunch of plants is, well, apparently not the best option, and one Canadian man found that out this week when he was forced to abort a planned three-day stay in a homemade plastic enclosure when CO2 levels reached dangerous levels.

Kurtis Baute, who describes himself as a "whimsical scientist," entered his homemade plastic cube on Tuesday, planning to remain inside for three days. The idea was that the approximately 200 plants that he placed inside the enclosure would be enough to filter out his CO2 output and allow him to breathe easy during his stay.

Things didn't work out that way.

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