This Pile of Writhing Humans is Fucking Insane

To cap off their freshman year at the Naval Academy, hundreds of plebes try to scale the greased down Herndon Monument to replace the hat on top of the 21-foot tall obelisk. It’s a fun tradition that teaches teamwork and caps off a hard year—but it looks oh so ridiculous to see so many shirtless human bodies recklessly piled on top of each other, like some sort of zombie horde trying to jump a barrier.

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The moment when the hat is placed on top of the obelisk is the best.

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alternate headline:

A bunch of shirtless men climbing up a shaft to put a hat on the tip.