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Shirtless Military Hunks Climb Herndon Monument

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Annapolis, Maryland is home to an annual event in which participants climb the Herndon Monument (a 21-foot-tall gray granite obelisk). The monument honors Captain William Lewis Herndon, who willingly went down with the SS Central America when it sank in 1857.

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This year, hunks from the Naval Academy decided to scale the lubed up statue shirtless. It reportedly took them one hour, 12 minutes and 30 seconds to mount the monument.

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The Capital Gazette reports: “For decades, the Herndon Climb has marked the end of plebe year for midshipmen. It is the culmination of everything they’ve learned about teamwork. They must form a human pyramid to scrape away at the vegetable shortening covering the monument, remove a ’Dixie cup’ hat from the top of the structure and replace it with an upperclassman’s hat.”

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