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Bounce a quarter off

Posted by RRC on November 28, 2005

In Reply to: Bounce a quarter off posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 28, 2005

: : The guy said: 'I have abs you can bounce a quarter off of'. Does it mean, that he has big abs, o what? Thank you.

: Legend has it that new recruits in the U.S. military had to make their beds in such a way that the inspecting sergeant could bounce a quarter on the blanket. In other words, it was very tight. Abs, or abdominal muscles, are ideally tight (as opposed to big), with no flab around the belly.

At the Coast Guard Academy, the students rarely (if ever) sleep in their actual beds in order to avoid having to remake them once perfectly made.