indigostohelit:

so today i learned that in the late 1800s-early 1900s, the navy became concerned about possible homosexual activity among their sailors

so they sent in decoys, whose job was to pretend to want to engage in homosexual activity in order to find gay sailors

except then the job of the decoy got popular

like, really popular

like… worryingly popular?

reports said that the decoys were performing their jobs with “much enthusiasm and zeal”

eventually the navy decided. to. just stop.

tagged → #omg
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    LMAOOOO THIS IS FUNNY!!
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    Referencing the 1919 Newport scandal. So, uh, it wasn’t that the decoy job became “popular” or that the US Navy “just...
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