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Have you heard of the Tetris Challenge yet?

tetris challenge knolling

What knolling actually looks like. Image courtesy of Jeff Hopper, Unsplash.

No, the Tetris Challenge is not an event at a gaming conference or anything. But it’s still fun to see.

According to The Guardian, the Tetris Challenge started with some police officers in Zurich, and it’s going viral among EMTs, firefighters and police officers worldwide.

So what is it? Basically, you take all of the equipment that you carry in an ambulance, fire truck or police car and spread it out in neat lines to form an attractive image (a practice known as knolling). Then you add two or more people in uniform, have them lie on the ground alongside the equipment, and take a picture from overhead, usually with a drone.

The picture can then be uploaded to Instagram with the appropriate captions. With the use of a drone, the people get tiny and look like dolls. I love how humorous these photos can get.

If you click on the Guardian link above, you can see some of the images that people have taken. It’s really fun to see how creative people are with this challenge. I’ve even seen a version with a helicopter.

I wonder: Will it only be a matter of time before somebody adapts this for regular drivers like me? It would be interesting to see what people could come up with and what they carry with their vehicles.

You could have a lot of fun with it. Yes, it would be a lot of work but the end result would be interesting to see. Imagine someone’s camping trailer and its contents. Or a commuter’s car and all of the items considered essential for the daily commute.

What would you create if you could?


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