The military is looking for people willing to eat nothing but MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) for three weeks in exchange for $200.

According to The Army Times, military researchers are hoping to "discover how new knowledge of the digestive process could improve future Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The work could even help protect troops from sickness while deployed."

Unfortunately, those looking to sign up must be within the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine's (ARIEM) Natick, Massachusetts location and be willing to consume only MREs, water and black coffee for three weeks. The study also includes multiple blood tests, medical scans and requires a six-week commitment.

If eating only MREs for three weeks sounds terrible, it's not as bad as you think. ARIEM had dietitians come up with a book of recipes pulling from multiple MREs. The recipes included "canteen Irish cream latte," "Bunker Hill burritos" and "Fort Bliss-ful Pudding Cake."

Get more info on participating in the study here. 

Now in the spirit of MREs and canned drinking water, Buzz found some old MREs he had at his house, but they lack an expiration date. Buzz says he purchased them at an estate sale at least a decade  Anyone have any guess on what year they could potentially be from?

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