Tuesday 26 September 2017

These police academy recruits trying not to laugh at a rubber chicken will brighten your day

Try not to laugh while watching this.

The recruits were challenged not to crack a smile at the sounds of the rubber chicken.
(Indiana University Police Academy/PA)
The recruits were challenged not to crack a smile at the sounds of the rubber chicken. (Indiana University Police Academy/PA)

By Taylor Heyman

A video of police academy recruits being ‘tested’ with the help of a rubber chicken has gone viral.

The chuckle-inducing clip shows police cadets at the University of Indiana being tested on their “demeanor, focus and sense of humour” as they stand in rows and an instructor uses the chicken to make random squealing noises.

Some of the cadets stand up extremely well under the pressure, barely registering the presence of the pesky chicken in their face. Others, though, go to pieces before it’s even made a noise.

The hilarious video has had more than 5m views, and it’s easy to see why.

The Chicken Test – Designed to test a cadet's demeanor, focus and sense of humor! Not bad…

Posted by Indiana University Police Academy on Monday, August 7, 2017

Don’t worry, the cadets weren’t being assessed on this exercise – it was all a bit of fun. All 44 of them will be graduating from the 14-week programme this weekend.

According to a spokesperson from the university police service: “One of the instructors saw a video of it being done elsewhere and he and the new academy director thought it would be a fun way to blow off steam before graduation.”

Agreed.

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