To celebrate mother’s day, men from Nanchang City, China were hooked up to machines to simulate childbirth pains for 30 seconds. Needless to say, if the 20 male volunteers were indicative of the men’s reactions worldwide, there will be a lot less kids in this world.
A local Chinese TV station issued a challenge to contestants, allowing them to gauge their agony level from a scale of 50 to 500. During the next 30 seconds, electrical shocks were sent to their abdomen to simulate labor contractions.
“It was too much for me,” one of the contestants British singer Iain Inglis said. “The pain was terrible.”
“This was incredible,” another volunteer Lee Hao added. “I couldn’t stand much of it all. I understand now why my wife screamed for drugs when she was giving birth.”
Out of all the men, only Zhou Nan lasted the full 30 seconds.
“I am the father of triplets and wanted to understand the great pain my wife experienced when she was giving birth,” Nan explained. “It was horrible. I have nothing but deep admiration for all mothers after this ordeal.”
Nan selected 500 as his agony level.