#TetrisChallenge: Here are the best PHOTOS of troops & tanks laid out in viral trend
The whole concept kicked off a month ago, with a Zurich traffic police post on Facebook showing what goes into one patrol car, and other first responders were quick to jump on board with the ‘challenge’, from firefighters to sea rescue squads. But in a ‘hold my beer’ move, the most impressive photos by far were posted when the military got involved.
Not to be outdone by civilian units, troops presented some seriously impressive flatlays showcasing their military might, and here are the best of them:
1. This Dutch tank crew gave some striking insight into just what can be packed into one of their mobile machines with their challenge photo:
2. Swiftly following suit, the Royal Malaysian Navy laid out the contents and crew of one of its Super Lynx choppers, while the country’s Air Force showed off a fighter jet.
Tetris/ Unbox Challenge by 501 Squadron, Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx Helicopter. Visit us during Hari Terbuka ATM on 28 and 29th Sep at Lumut Naval Base. @MPA_Barat@RMN_Airwing@Sqn502FENNEC@SaimonShampic.twitter.com/popLAEVIza— SKN 501 (@Skn501) September 23, 2019
"Poise!!! Want to see what we could do? Join the Royal Malaysian Air Force - World Class Air Force"— TUDM (@airforcenextgen) September 26, 2019
See you guys at Karnival Hari ATM
Jeti Operasi TLDM Lumut Perak
28-29 Sep 19 pic.twitter.com/iJ5NMWrXJw
3. This was the Hungarian Air Force’s answer to the viral challenge, shared with the casual but confident hashtag #SorryWeAreTheBest.
4. An Air Force base in North Dakota shared a TetrisChallenge photo complete with a mock price tag.
5. Not to be outdone by their fellow military men, this Austrian tank division laid out a crew and their equipment - or some of it, at least.
As some people have pointed out, yes, this is essentially a classic gear inspection - with added hashtags. While social media users have, for the most part, enjoyed seeing all of that high-tech kit laid out, some have suspected it’s a “Chinese plot” to trick other armies into showing exactly what equipment they carry, and one commenter even found it to be one of the “most unsettling things” they’d ever seen.
The challenge has ballooned in popularity such that even Russian cats and hockey teams have joined in.
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