Luckily, it wasn't long before his first stop at the Star City Centrifuge Testing Center, where he went through the Centrifuge testing program, simulating the sensations astronauts feel during launch, flight and landing. After handling it better than anyone would have expected, Karl was off to a doctor for a physical before going on a zero-gravity flight.
Supposedly, the doctor found his throat was swollen so he ended up not getting on the plane. But, just because Karl skipped the flight, doesn't mean you have to. They are currently putting a group together for a zero-gravity flight that will take off in July. The cost is about $2,800 and you can find more information at BestRussianTour.com.
On Karl's next stop he met with a Russian healer who had him dig his own grave and then buried him alive for more than an hour. Surprisingly, Karl didn't seem to mind it. He later told Ricky Gervais that being buried was "the most relaxing thing I've done since I got here."
Next, Karl took a detour to Mongolia where he was introduced to a family who asked him to fill in for their son in an upcoming wrestling match. Though they said it would be an honor to have Karl replace their son (who was "hurt in an accident"), the family laughed and snickered at Karl the whole time, especially as he was getting his ass kicked while wearing traditional wrestling gear that he thought made him "look like an acorn."
Finally, Karl wrapped up the trip in China at the Dwarf Empire. The Chinese tourist trap puts on a show everyday in which dozens of dwarves, dressed as medieval soldiers, butterflies, and even a king and a queen, dance around before giving visitors tours of their miniature homes.
As Karl struggled with how he felt about the dwarf village, he called their friend Warwick Daviswho is a dwarf himselfand asked his opinion. Warwick assured Karl that the whole thing is offensive, and in the end Karl really couldn't argue with him.
Next week Karl will swim with sharks and we're guessing that third class cabin on the Trans-Siberian train won't seem so bad in comparison.