The U.S. Army is one of the mightiest fighting forces in the history of mankind. It's also populated, at least in the enlisted ranks, by a bunch of 20-somethings who hold both millions in high-tech equipment and power over life and death in their hands.
So naturally, when someone asks a question of our fighting men and women, the answer tends to be elegant in its uniformity: the best way to get an answer is to put something up your butt.
Case in point: this recent Reddit thread in the r/army subreddit that made me, a nasty civilian with the maturity of a toddler, laugh until I soiled myself.
This is an innocent question right? I mean, as a reporter, I frequently ask for help identifying ammo and munitions I'm not familiar with.
This photo has a 119 comments, the vast majority of which are butt-related.
In other, totally unrelated news, the Army actually hit its recruitment goals this year amid a rising number of drug and alcohol waivers issued to potential soldiers. Here's a bit of friendly advice: