Now that’s synchronization!


The soldiers of Belarus have clearly been putting in a lot of practice to produce a remarkable display.

(Via Gawker)

Comments

  1. 'Tis Himself says

    There’s no doubt that display was practiced for weeks. A lot of thought and effort went into the choreography as well

  2. Francisco Bacopa says

    Impressive, but sadly this kind of thing is most practiced by nations that use their militaries to oppress people within their borders. Here in the US we are all about projecting power outward, and our displays are rare, grim, and mechanical.

  3. Gareth says

    Actually, I’m sure I’ve seen the US Marines doing something similar. Except they had a bit where they stood in a circle and (I kid you not) threw their bayonetted rifles at the man opposite.

    Also, there’s a similar sequence to this video at the beginning of the film A Few Good Men. They’re actually cadets or something, standing in for marines.

  4. mnb0 says

    It’s like Einstein said: for stuff like this you don’t need brains, a vertebral column suffices.

  5. Sunny says

    Considering that it is Belarus, I have mixed feelings about such displays. Not very different from choreographed events in North Korea.

  6. Brian M says

    I wonder what would happen if a soldier missed his cue? Would the Maximum Presidente for Life eat him alive or something?

  7. 'Tis Himself says

    Your second link was to a Flash Gordon movie (staring Larry “Buster” Crabbe as Flash Gordon).

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