In a story that is very clearly not from New York City, a Vancouver woman allowed herself to be bitten by more than 1,000 bedbugs each week for the last five years.

Why would someone go through the agony of turning herself into a discarded, curb-side mattress? For science, motherfuckers. Biologist Regine Gries allowed herself to be bitten by bedbugs over 180,000 times, all in the name of a study for Simon Fraiser University. The goal of the study? To Develop a histamine that would effectively repel bedbugs. Scientists discovered that bedbugs communicate via odors, and they've even isolated five odors that attract the parasites, knowledge that could be used to create a repellent in the future. A Vancouver company by the name of Contech is looking to capitalize on Gries' blood magic, announcing the development of the first affordable bait and trap for bedbugs. All of the commuters on the N, Q and 6 trains are eternally grateful.