• Short Summary

    A French scientist, Michel Siffre, on Tuesday (5 September) climbed out of the cave in Texas in which he had spent the last six months.

  • Description

    A French scientist, Michel Siffre, on Tuesday (5 September) climbed out of the cave in Texas in which he had spent the last six months. Siffre was trying to prove that the 24-hour a day is a product of the sequence of darkness and light. He believes that if one is cut off from night and day, the human body naturally adjusts to a longer day.

    When he emerged, 33-year-old Siffre told newsmen the experiment had been a success, even though he did not fully prove that man's natural instinct is for a 48-hour day.

    The experiment cost about 40-thousand pounds, and was financed by the French Defence Ministry, and the Institute of Speleology.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DP49NZ0WBG0GS418D93H1R7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DP49NZ0WBG0GS418D93H1R7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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