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Croatian Army accepts ‘Tetris Challenge’

Croatian Army Tetris Challenge (Photo: HRZ / H. Bagarić)

ZAGREB, 9 October 2019 – Emergency service workers all over the world are laying out their equipment in the latest Tetris Challenge trend sweeping the internet.

The Tetris Challenge started in Zurich, Switzerland last month when local police published a photo on social media of two officers lying on the ground, surrounded by the contents of their vehicle. The challenge spread quickly with police, paramedics and fireman joining in from all over the globe by posting similar overhead images on social media with the equipment laid out in geometric patterns. 

The Tetris Challenge is a nod to the popular tile-matching puzzle video game Tetris and highlights the often chaotic nature of working in the emergency services. The Zagreb Fire Department (Grič 352 – Jankomir station) were first to join the challenge and their image quickly went viral on Facebook.

(Photo: Zagreb Fire Brigade)

On 9 October, the Croatian army accepted the challenge. Pilots and aircraft technicians of the 93rd Air Force helicopter squadron posed with their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter and equipment.

Croatian Army Tetris Challenge (Photo: HRZ / H. Bagarić)

The army has challenged the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service to take up the Tetris Challenge. 

Croatian photo and video agency Pixsell also took part in the Tetris Challenge with photographers Davor Puklavec and Borna Filic laying out all of their equipment. Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL

They also made a video of the challenge (below).

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