Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Jump from a Building Into a Dumpster

Posted by Erin McInerney

Everyone loves a good action movie. 

From James Bond to Superman, action stars manage to bring excitement and entertainment to even the most high-brow movie viewers. Something about their ability to escape any and all dangerous situations while remaining calm and cool under pressure seems to unite and inspire audiences everywhere.

If you’ve ever left an action film wishing that you could be half as cool as the heroes onscreen, read on for The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition’s instructions on how to escape when being pursued by the bad guys.

How to Jump from a Building Into a Dumpster

· Jump straight down – If you leap off and away from the building at an angle, your trajectory will make you miss the Dumpster. Resist your natural tendency to push off.

· Tuck your head and bring your legs around – To do this during the fall, execute a three-quarter revolution – basically a not-quite-full somersault. This is the only method that will allow a proper landing, with your back facing down.

· Aim for the center of the Dumpster or large box of debris.

· Land flat on  your back so that when your body folds, your feet and hands meet – When your body hits any surface from a significant height, the body folds into a V. This means that landing on your stomach can result in a broken neck.