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This Looks Like A Scene From A Zombie Film, But It’s Actually A Weird Navy Tradition

At the end of freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy, students do something a bit strange. The bizarre ritual forces dozens of people to huddle around a campus monument in an attempt to place a cap at the top.

The structure is taller than it looks, and these clever cadets go to great lengths when it comes time to prove themselves before sophomore year rolls around. Take a look at the video below to get a rare glimpse inside the social lives of some of America’s best students.

It looks kind of fun, doesn’t it? Everyone needs to let loose every now and then!

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Soldier Returning Home Early From Deployment Orchestrates A Huge Surprise For His Mom

Army Specialist Chris Adams went to a lot of trouble to make it home in time for his 22nd birthday. Stationed in Afghanistan for ten months, Adams hatched an elaborate plan to surprise his mother, father, and girlfriend when he found out he’d be returning home to Groveland, Massachusetts, just in time for the big day.

Working as a firefighter before his deployment, Adams got his old work buddies to tell his mother that there was a gas leak at her house. Once she was outside and police and fire trucks began arriving with sirens blaring, she was overcome with shock and joy at the sight of her darling son getting out of one of the trucks.

I don’t know about you, but I just love watching videos of soldier homecomings.

What a weight lifted off the family to have him home; they’ll be able to sleep restfully again.

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They Might Have Found A Secret Entrance To Area 51, But They Were Stopped Moments Later

Area 51 in Nevada has long been speculated to be a hotbed of extraterrestrial activity — and it’s not just conspiracy theorists who think so!

Aside from the president and need-to-know military personnel, no one has any idea what goes on at the remote base. Some say it’s used to develop and test secret government projects, but a more popular theory is that it houses a UFO that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.

Two self-proclaimed “adventure travelers” attempted to gain access to Area 51 through a back entrance. Within moments, they were not only stopped, but held at gunpoint by men in camouflage.

In 1947, Roswell made national headlines when an unidentified flying object crash-landed on a ranch.

The military claimed that it was nothing but a downed weather balloon, but not everyone believes that explanation. Whether or not a UFO is stored at Area 51 remains unknown, but one thing is for sure — the government doesn’t want anyone poking around there.

To watch the whole video, check this out…

Read More: Everyone Stopped Their Cars On This Busy Highway, Supposedly To Film A UFO…

What do you think? Is the U.S. government hiding something at Area 51? Let us know in the comments!

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Marine Dressed In An Eagle Costume Surprises His Daughter After 7-Month Deployment

When fourth grader Destiny Passmore was chosen to take part in a special game during her school’s Patriot Day celebration, she had no idea that she was in for a massive surprise.

The event at Tournament Hills Elementary School in Beaumont, California, started when the principal explained its significance to the children. “Fifteen years ago Sunday, our country was attacked,” she said. “You were not alive during this time, but your parents were, and so were all of your teachers. We remember this day well and it brought a lot of sadness to this country.”

She then told the students that lots of parents were currently deployed across the world and while most of the kids got to see their moms and dads every day, not all were so lucky. One of those students was Destiny. Her father, Gunnery Sergeant Demetrius Passmore, had been deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the USS Boxer for the last seven months and wasn’t expected home for a while.

But then the little girl noticed something funny about that eagle mascot standing on the court. Watch what happened when a teacher removed his mask!

Is anyone else crying?

You can tell how much Destiny and her brother Dominic missed their father. Even though they regularly got to talk to him through Skype, they were growing tired of the separation and the thousands of miles between them.

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