May 26, 2010

No lard for Navy plebes in yearly academy ritual

(AP/Google) As they have for 70 years, students at the U.S. Naval Academy celebrated the end of their grueling first year by scaling a 21-foot obelisk on Monday. But this time, without a lard coating on the monument, students completed the task in minutes. Continued

Image: Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., May 20, 2004 (US Navy/Wikipedia)