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Military operations ain't always sexy, but there are exceptions... at least in name. Awhile back, we noted how operational code names can often sound like a marijuana strain (Operation Nickel Grass? Nifty Nugget? Come on). But those aren't even the naughtiest ones. Think you can tell the difference between a joint combat exercise name and a coital position? Take our quiz and find out: Some of these titles involve soldiers humping their gear, and others involve… just humping.

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There is a difference, the late physicist and pop philosopher Richard Feynman used to say, "between knowing the name of something and knowing something." The military puts a lot of emphasis on the names of things, especially its operations and exercises — from Salty Hammer to Viking Snatch. Who else puts so much thought into a name, only to come up with such silly monikers? Your friendly cannabinoid salesmen. And if you plan on going far in either career field, you'd better know the differences.

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