Mama Mia! Teenager appears to float in mid-air as he does a Mario-style ‘double jump’ on boat
This is the moment a teenager appears to perform a physics-defying double jump, a move commonly seen in video games.
Captain Scott Nguyen, 27, was ferrying passengers through the waters off Panama City, in Florida, when his charter boat came across some choppy conditions.
A young man at the bow of his boat decided to jump in time with the waves and Mr Nguyen began to film him.
A young man at the bow of Captain Scott Nguyen’s boat, as he ferried passengers through the waters off Panama City in Florida
Mr Nguyen caught a perfectly-timed jump that saw the boy appear to float in mid-air as the boat dropped away into a trough of water.
This made the teenager appear to gain height and perform a physically impossible ‘double jump’.
The ‘double jump’ is a video game move, associated with characters like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot.
Also, known as the midair jump in the Super Mario Bros video game, it is a move that allows characters to jump for a second time while already in the air.
The video catches the boy leaping up in time with the waves and then appearing to do a ‘double jump’ as the sea, and the boat, falls away underneath him. The physics-defying move is used by video gaming icons like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot
Mr Nguyen, from Panama City, Florida, said: ‘The video was taken offshore of Panama City.
‘My client double jumps a wave on the bow of the boat and goes higher than expected.
‘He wasn’t hurt in anyway. We all got a good laugh from the video.
‘I’m really glad we got the footage because it’s hilarious.’