We have all seen the team-building exercise where people fall backward and trust other team members to catch them. The Dutch military has its own version, where a Leopard tank barrels towards a group at full speed and everyone hopes it stops in time. It's like a your average brake test, but with a 68.7-ton tank in place of a car and human life on the line.

What's more, the Dutch military is an entirely volunteer force. So everyone is there by choice.
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      amcdonal86
      • 10 Months Ago
      They look like hotel waiters.
        Daniel D
        • 10 Months Ago
        @amcdonal86
        I was wondering if this was some kind of final initiation. New tankers graduating from an army course or something like that?
      postpast
      • 10 Months Ago
      The tank driver should have splashed some scotch around his neck and pretended to stumble out of the tank.
      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 10 Months Ago
      Largest puddle of urine ever?
      Big Rocket
      • 10 Months Ago
      Here's another video of a tank stopping in front of a man, but a whole lot riskier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-nXT8lSnPQ
      Dave
      • 10 Months Ago
      In typical Dutch military equipment form, I bet it drives faster in reverse than forward.
      gibbs5988
      • 10 Months Ago
      According to Wikipedia the Dutch Army sold the last of its Leopard 2 tanks back in 2011.
      Lachmund
      • 10 Months Ago
      --insert random comment about german tanks--
      jebibudala
      • 10 Months Ago
      So, they're proud they have a single tank? That's cool I guess. I'd probably do something similar if my country had a tank too.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 10 Months Ago
      There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.
      That Mike
      • 10 Months Ago
      Isn't the US military entirely voluntary too? I haven't heard anyone being drafted lately.
      Zaki
      • 10 Months Ago
      mindless exercise
      ken
      • 10 Months Ago
      Brave. Until you see Syrians and Lebanese continue to drink tea, play cards, and buy fruits when gunshots and explosions just nearby.
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