Soldier Attempts to Solve a Rubik’s Cube After Jumping From a Plane

By: | September 18th, 2015

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I can’t say I can solve a Rubik’s Cube because for starters I’ve never tried but seeing as how I have ADHD, I’m sure I would get frustrated after 30 seconds and move on with my life.

Furthermore, I’ve never jumped out of a plane, so wrapping my head around someone leaping from an aircraft then trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube as they fall is quite difficult.

Recently, a soldier did just this in a video that was uploaded to YouTube, which resulted in many people questioning its authenticity.

While whether or not the video is hoax is still up for debate, the fact that it is extremely compelling to watch is not.

I won’t give away whether the soldier solved the Rubik’s Cube or not, but you should definitely have a quick look for yourself to see the final results and draw your own conclusions.

In the Washington Post, Dan Lamothe writes:

The video has generated a lot of questions. On the Facebook page “Do You Even Jump?” users questioned whether it actually could have been a jump by an active-duty U.S. soldier, considering he stays airborne for about 2 1/2 minutes. A traditional static-line jump carried out from a C-130 military transport plane from a height of about 2,100 or 2,200 feet would have been over much faster, they said. The jumper also appears to jump from a civilian plane using a European parachute, raising the prospect he isn’t American, others added.

The video also appeared on Reddit and YouTube, where one person questioned whether the video is fake.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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