There is an initiation in the Navy when crossing the equator. Before you cross you’re a pollywog. After you go through the initiation you are a shellback. It’s a wild day. Obstacle courses are set up for the pollywogs to go through. My shellback who took me through it put a collar around my neck and had me go on all fours all day. We had to roll around in garbage, get hit by streams of water, blow water out of holes and all kinds of things like that.

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