Lieutenant sets land navigation course record during Bird Box challenge
QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine lieutenant at The Basic School set a record for the land navigation course while conducting the exercise blindfolded during the Bird Box challenge, sources confirm today.
2nd Lt. Aston Boger from Fort Worth, Texas, completed the day land navigation course — which requires newly commissioned lieutenants to move to a series of boxes using a map and techniques they've learned — in one hour and twenty-eight minutes all while wearing a blindfold.
"I had just finished teaching the lieutenants how to properly shoot an azimuth when Boger chirped from the back that he could do the whole course with his eyes closed," said Sgt. Blake Ingersoll, an instructor at The Basic School. "That's when the rest of his class started chanting 'Bird Box.'
The Bird Box challenge consists of attempting routine tasks while wearing a blindfold. The craze started from the Netflix film "Bird Box" in which an entity drives people who see it to commit suicide.
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