It occured to me this evening that there are no instructions given in schools on how to properly jump from a moving train. This is a major oversight. The folks who come up with curriculum should be disappointed with themselves.
Just to get things started, I present this hypothetical math question. Keep in mind, this uses the ‘new’ math.
Alan is travelling on a freight train which is moving at 43 mph, and his friend Jeremy is on the opposite railway travelling towards him at 27 mph. Assuming that Alan had a breakfast of eggs and orange juice, what is the proper roll technique he should use to avoid injury?
See, that’s so much more educational than your typical math question. This is real life stuff you can use.
if you’re thinking to yourself: I have never had to jump off of a moving train! You’re making a mistake. Nobody plans to jump off of a moving train. They just find themselves in a bad situation and jumping is the only choice.
Here are some common reasons why you might need to jump from a moving train:
- You are being chased by James Bond and he practices jumping from moving trains frequently.
- The bridge is out ahead, certainly due to beavers.
- Your friend just jumped out and he has the keys.
- You find yourself in a contest for the best jump and roll technique, and you’ve just bet your life savings.
- You get on the train and realize too late that all of the other passengers are Elvis impersonators.
- Your train has a nuclear bomb onboard.
As you can see, there are a number of cases where jumping from a moving train just might be your only option.
These situations are always a surprise.
That’s why it pays to learn proper jump and roll technique. Just in case. Plus, it makes great conversation fodder at your next social gathering.
- Jump from the train while it is moving uphill or slowing
- Watch ahead for debris that could cause injury
- Jump when near dirt or grassy areas if you can
- When you jump, plan your roll over one shoulder, then roll into a ball
- Stand up slowly and check for injury, you will likely need to catch your breath
- Always, always jump forward, otherwise you will end up on your butt moving backwards
- Be sure not to bite your tongue!
That’s it! BrainFuel tips for how to jump from a moving train. Always bringing you the best content.
Warning: jumping from a moving train is really dangerous. If you don’t believe me, read this.