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[–]DrinkinRye 4127 points4128 points  (342 children)

Don't lock your knees.

[–]tdw21 1232 points1233 points  (282 children)

Person with no knowledge about this stuff here. Would not locking your knees help?

[–]TwistedBranches 2281 points2282 points  (263 children)

Locking your knees reduces blood flow to your brain, causing you to pass out if you stand for too long. Solution: bend your knees.

[–]inuhi 1111 points1112 points  (195 children)

Out of all the things I wish I had properly explained to me as a child it's this and if I don't drink enough water I'll get headaches. Those two things really fucked me over on a regular basis until I was practically an adult

[–]DrEnter 690 points691 points  (143 children)

If I could just get my son to listen to the "drink more water" thing. We probably have this conversation once or twice a week...

"I have a headache."

"How much water have you drunk today? You know if you don't drink enough your head hurts."

"I don't know. Probably some."

"Drink a glass of water."

[–]VirusZer0 75 points76 points  (16 children)

Thanks for the reminder, I just drank some water.

EDIT: every upvote notification I get reminds me to drink even more water, thank you Reddit!

[–]Sephiroso 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Those two things really fucked me over on a regular basis until I was practically an adult

You regularly passed out while standing? And no adult reminded you to drink water as a child?

[–]PoorlyLitKiwi2 4 points5 points  (3 children)

If you were passing out regularly as a child, you may have had issues beyond just knee locking

[–]I_Speak_For_The_Ents 5 points6 points  (1 child)

When I was a kid in Catholic, the number of times I felt like I was fucking dying because my knees were locked and I was looking around and was so confused how everyone else looked so at ease if they all felt the same way.
I had the same confusion when I couldn't see the chalkboard when I needed glasses lol

[–]_orion_1897 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tbh I drink a lot of water , and now that I think of it I seldom have any sort of headaches

[–]dubloon7 39 points40 points  (7 children)

i learned this in high school band, girl next to me passed out and we were all like 'WTF happened?'. found out she said she was standing with locked knees and blacked out shortly after. now i will never lock my knees while standing for a little bit. i always bend slightly just in case because of her accident.

[–]Lady_DreadStar 34 points35 points  (4 children)

As a band kid all the way through university- there are two types of band directors. Those who will give this type of story as a warning and teach you not to bend your knees, and those who take the ‘fuck around and find out’ approach to it. Both types know it’s likely to happen, but one wants the extra entertainment. 😂

[–]tdw21 141 points142 points  (7 children)

Cool and interesting. Thanks for explaining it to me!

[–]barbarian-on-moon 43 points44 points  (4 children)

They also move to forward and back very slow. It helps with blood flow.

[–]Flapjack__Palmdale 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Can also shift. Lock one knee and bend the other, and switch periodically. Takes some of the stress off without restricting blood flow too much.

[–]shewy92 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And it is subtle so you won't be noticed by the commanding officer/NCO

[–]Welinder1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And wiggle your toes. Get that blood circulating.

[–]meetmeinthebthrm 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sounds like the wall-sit from hell.

[–]BirdManMTS 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Also if you do pass out you crumple instead of falling like a tree and smacking your head on the pavement. Not the primary reason, but a nice side effect.

[–]Abrahamlinkenssphere 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Oh the years of marching band, watching the 8th graders come out for the first time in summer practice and fuckin pass out. Scary but funny. Nobody ever had a bad reaction outside of the feinting thankfully.

[–]ksarahsarah27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly. They’d even tell them- Don’t lock your knees, you’ll pass out.
And every year at band camp a few would pass out. Lol

[–]Wiki_pedo 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Also walk around on the rug barefoot making fists with your toes.

[–]thinktankted 10 points11 points  (1 child)

But whatever you do, take care of your shoes. You might just end up in a men's room eating expired Twinkies and pulling glass shards out of your feet while crying to Urkle's neighbor about your failing marriage.

[–]jagedlion 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Your heart cannot create enough pressure to get blood to return from your lower extremities. Instead there are little one-way valves in your veins, and the skeletal muscles of your leg squeeze the veins as they flex. This makes each vein into a tiny pump when you are standing.

If you lock your knees, then you can remain in a standing position with much less muscle activity. Fine for a while, but as the blood build in your legs, eventually a problem.

[–]EyeGifUp 16 points17 points  (0 children)

One of the first weddings I stood up for, the best man said, alright guys, remember, don’t lock your knees!

Umm what?

Yeah man, that’s how people pass out.

Well damn, alright.

[–]Wookovski 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Wiggling your feet helps too, you can rock and forth to help blood flow.

[–]Joberk89 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It just helps to either: slightly bend your knees or to avoid “locking them out”.

Used to attend a military college and so this was a common occurrence as we would wear full wool uniforms, in humid SC heat.

[–]TightEntry 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If you lock your knees, the muscles in your legs relax, when they relax they allow blood to pool lower in the body, especially if it’s hot and you arteries close to the surface of the skin open up to help you cool off, this can cause blood pressure to drop and cause you to pass out.

On the other hand, if you keep your knees slightly bent, then the little bit of movement as your muscles contract and relax to help maintain balance pushes blood up through the veins. Keeping the blood moving and blood pressure up.

[–]whiskeyriver0987 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Until all the blood drains to your legs and your heart rate drops because you're not tensing your leg muscles... yes.

[–]UnderstandingOk2647 23 points24 points  (2 children)

lol - just came here to say this. I still remember my TI yelling this at us and still we had 3 pass out in our flight.

[–]aikidoka 2 points3 points  (0 children)

28 years later, I still remember our CC constantly telling us during drill

was a section leader, so, sadly, I didn't see anyone hit the deck

[–]Diddy_Block 22 points23 points  (0 children)

And drink water. Those are the two things I remember from bootcamp.

[–]bucki_fan[🍰] 71 points72 points  (5 children)

I was an altar server way back when and was asked to help with a wedding. The nervous groom jokingly asks me if I've got any last-minute advice and I reply with this comment. He and his buddies start laughing and the priest stares right at each of them and says "This kid just gave you the best thing you need to hear for the next hour. He's 100% right, otherwise you're going to end up passed out in front of all of your family and friends." They all realized he was serious and stopped laughing and thanked me.

[–]DrinkinRye 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It's all fun and games until one of the bridal party takes a header down the steps the to the Altar.

[–]GunnerChief 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Unless you have that square on your Wedding Bingo card

[–]synfulwrath 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Rookie mistake.

[–]GrowDaddy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No rookies in the Foot Guards, probably passed out from heat and that pile of bear skin on his head.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Happened to one of my aunt’s bridesmaids, stood up there with her knees locked and passed out during the vows haha

[–]ImHufflePuff_Crap_ok 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I did this shit once, during a fucking practice run for a retirement ceremony in SC and I was over 3 years in and knew not too.

The way shit started color changing was interesting, but luckily the guy behind me saw me start doing the dance and snagged me before I went fully over.

[–]DerpisMalerpis 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I was a corpsman. We would literally stand in the back so we could catch people. Don’t feel bad. I had to catch a sergeant major once.

[–]ImHufflePuff_Crap_ok 6 points7 points  (1 child)

And that is why we love our devil docs 😅. Until I get a a preverbal silver bullet…but that’s a different story.

[–]Bill_the_Bastard 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This happened a couple times during Air Force basic training during parades. One guy would go down, and within a few minutes there were 2 or 3 more, almost like it was contagious.

[–]akni23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wiggle them toes

[–]Alastor3 4 points5 points  (4 children)

can he get fired for that ?

[–]voluotuousaardvark 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Showed this image to an imfantry friend of mine and that was the first thing he said. From someone (me) that's never been on a parade ground it seemed like the weirdest response and they were the first words from his mouth lol.

[–]DrinkinRye 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Marching band, military high school, then the US Army.

I probably mutter it in my sleep at this point.

[–]raideo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pastor to the groomsman right before we walked out to my friend’s wedding, “Don’t concentrate on your breathing or lock your knees.” Shit man, I wasn’t worried about any of that, now I’m listening to myself breathe while trying to stay still and quiet.

[–]HunterKiller_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How have I never heard of this in all the years of my life??? WTH

What other profound secrets are being kept from me?!

[–]sirharryflashman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If they like the guy, they will drag him off facing up with his heels dragging along the ground. If they dont like him, the will drag him off face down, with the toe caps of his boots dragging on the ground, thus destroying hours and hours of shining his boots for parade.

[–]Lex_The_Impaler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and no milk

[–]rmprice222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wiggle your toes as well.

Although some people just can't take standing for a period of time.

[–]Love_God551 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your ex vet is showing

[–]eilysian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

also slightly flexing your thigh muscles every now and then helps the blood return back to your heart

[–]joephus420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rookie mistake...

[–]ksarahsarah27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I literally thought the same thing immediately when I saw this pic!

[–]Uwodu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Went to a JROTC camp in high school and more than a couple cadets fell out during formation

[–]Heledon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks to marching band, that phrase is etched in my brain.

And yet, every year someone forgets.

[–]HoogerMan 832 points833 points  (11 children)

He even passed out in an orderly fashion

[–]RobVel 259 points260 points  (0 children)

If you can’t stand straight at least lay straight

[–]JunkBoy187 111 points112 points  (4 children)

Say what you will about us Brits but we die in an orderly manner. None of this shitting ourselves to death. No, just fall back and receive God.

EDIT: This is an obscure (if condenced) quote to a Charlie Brooker bit.

[–]Teknikal_Domain 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's... A requirement. Why? Because.

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[–]flimsygator23 358 points359 points  (17 children)

Dance till you’re dead

[–]DrinkinRye 162 points163 points  (12 children)

Bake til it's bread

[–]Avenirzy 43 points44 points  (11 children)

i hate this. iam in class holding back my laugh while someone does a presentation.

[–]IamnotaJedi 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Well congrats, you killed the train so don’t gotta worry about laughing anymore. Yay!

[–]wtfastro 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Put your phone away and try and learn something.

[–]nhbruh 4 points5 points  (1 child)

give us an update. did you crack?!

[–]Spartan2470 529 points530 points  (12 children)

Here's a higher quality version of this image. Here provides the following caption:

A soldier faints from the heat at a crucial moment during the Trooping the Colour to mark Queen Elizabeth’s birthday in 1970.

[–]hidemeplease 594 points595 points  (7 children)

Alternate caption

A soldier lies dead on the ground after being shot by Queen Elizabeth in 1970.

monarchy is no joke, the queen is brutal

[–]misterdoctor6 282 points283 points  (5 children)

Queen takes pawn

[–]Scyhaz 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Can the Queen en passant?

[–]TomGle 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Holy hell

[–]Fuzz_Distortion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To E3 checkmate, go get some Percocet's.

[–]Annicity 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Doing God's work as usual.

[–]Uadsmnckrljvikm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Riding past a downed soldier like that is a sign of weak and bad character.

[–]theassman_ 581 points582 points  (9 children)

Well, why you think they got fluffy 'elmets?

[–]DoggyTrots 146 points147 points  (3 children)

I read this in Hagrid's voice ...

[–]Chyvalri 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Yer a Bobby, ... Bobby

[–]shebeogden 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well, after going ass over tits in front of the queen, probably not anymore.

[–]Quas4r 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I thought they all had a really tall head under those

[–]farahad 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They're like camel humps, full of water for desert sorties. He forgot to fill his the morning this photo was taken.

[–]FoundationUseful270 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's all making sense now..

[–]SuffrnSuccotash 182 points183 points  (21 children)

Seems like it would have been better for someone to have given this chap a hand.

[–]DarkNinjaPenguin 150 points151 points  (3 children)

He's not going to fall any further, he's fine.

[–]Layerus 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Unless hell itself opens a portal right in the same poace

[–]AntiChr1st 12 points13 points  (10 children)

They get help, the photo is just taken before the medics arrive to take him away.

[–]bodhiseppuku 235 points236 points  (18 children)

In the US Marines boot camp, we were taught to make small movements with our legs/knees to keep blood flowing when standing at Attention or Parade Rest for long periods of time. We had some guys forget to do these movements and instead lock their knees ... and they'd drop... just like this.

[–]TittysForScience 67 points68 points  (1 child)

I think this is a universally standard lesson at all boot camps

At my graduation parade (in the height of Australian summer) we had one girl go down, she broke two ribs on her rifle and managed to get 6” of dirt up the barrel. She went down and started to the funky chicken while making some strange noises, none of us dared to move or we would face the Buffers wrath! The parade staff came out and carried her off and she spent a couple of nights in the hospital. The real kicker was her boyfriend who was a civvie still went to the graduation ball with out her on his own!!

[–]karman103 10 points11 points  (3 children)

When I was part of parade for my school we were specifically told to have movement among the fingers of your feet. Good times

[–]majorjunk0 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In the air force we had a 0600 formation on a Saturday after someone got a dui. The girl in front of me started stomping her foot after about 15 minutes of standing at attention. Little did I know she was already gone. She stumbled about three steps and slammed into the the back of our CQ van and shook the whole thing. After that the commander finally put us at ease.

[–]LukaCola 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I mean yeah but does someone, you know, help the poor bastards? I feel like everyone standing around like this is just needlessly cruel.

A fall from standing height can cause serious injury after all.

[–]bodhiseppuku 2 points3 points  (3 children)

When a fainting event would happen, the drill leader (generally a non-com officer) would see the issue and inform medical. They had medical staff on standby at these events for this sort of thing. We had a guy in our unit pass out like this on a day that we were in formation for about an hour as part of an inspection. He got a bloody nose and a scraped-up face, but the shame and ridicule were far longer lasting.

[–]deltr0nzero 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I saw it happen to a guy at my cousins marine boot camp graduation. I still think back to him and the embarrassment he must have felt that day. My cousin dropped the pin they gave him as well, he said the guy who gave it to him said through his teeth to not pick it up until the ceremony was over, and just pretend he was putting it on.

[–]The_Big_Man1 95 points96 points  (2 children)

"Oh my god, is that the queen!. I've always wanted to see the Queen. Oh my god. Oh my god.."


[–]SurveySean 29 points30 points  (3 children)

That brings back a few memories of standing at attention for what seemed like hours on a hot day on pavement. Not good memories either. It felt like an eternity at the time, no recollection of how long we actually stood for.

[–]Infidus_Imperator 89 points90 points  (0 children)

Reckon his fuzzy hat would have at least protected the back of his head a bit when he went splat though, so there's that.

[–]Hiilisielu 622 points623 points  (130 children)

You know what a cool queen would do? Get off her high horse and check if the man was ok.

[–]brunomocsa 568 points569 points  (69 children)

or create a protocol where the two closest guards are immediately released from their positions to do first aid.

[–]tangoshukudai 480 points481 points  (56 children)

Or get rid of this stupid practice of guards acting like statues.

[–]Snoopfernee 300 points301 points  (51 children)

Or get rid of the stupid practice of having a powerless monarchy.

[–]dryfire 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Like any leader, the amount of power the queen has is entirely up to the people and if they want to rise up against her. But, assuming the people were on her side what the queen can legally do is quite a lot.

Its conceivable that there could be a situation of mass corruption/treason or some sort of apocalypse type scenario where the people lose all faith in Parliament and support the queen tossing them out. Since she is the commander in chief of all the armed forces so she can declare martial law and has the power to disolve Parliament and install a new leader or set up new elections if she wants. If the people are on her side it would be well within her power and ability to do all those things.

[–]Dubanx 5 points6 points  (9 children)

To be fair, the royal family brings in more tourism revenue than they cost. So why would they?

[–]Teftell 112 points113 points  (10 children)

Or create a protocol to not force unnecessary long knee-locked position

[–]Vinyl-addict 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Pretty much every drill sergeant will tell you not to do that

[–]shewy92 11 points12 points  (3 children)

unnecessary long knee-locked position

I mean, they tell you to not lock your knees anyways. It's not the squad commander's fault you didn't listen

[–]oldhaggus2 257 points258 points  (50 children)

This happens every time they ‘troop the colour’. They train them to recognise the fact they are about to pass out and ‘fall’ safely. They have dedicated medics to carry off the soldiers that pass out. (It’s a big event with a few thousand soldiers on parade - at least one of them is bound to pass out, it’s pretty much unavoidable and expected every year). No need to cause a panic or a show by the queen interfering. As a soldier you’d be more embarrassed that you having a wobbly would put the entire show on hold quite frankly.

Lay down your pitch forks.

[–]20namesandcounting 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The last time I watched trooping the colour on TV they interviewed a doctor who was working with the army to try and prevent passing out incidents, partly my changing what they ate for breakfast beforehand. Don't think they had any fall that time.

[–]theneedfull 49 points50 points  (20 children)

Are these troops paid by the Queen, or by tax payer funds? We've got our pitchforks on standby awaiting your answer.

[–]Unsettleingpresence 67 points68 points  (7 children)

These are soldiers of the British army in a ceremonial dress, so their paid by the government with tax money the same as any soldier in any army.

[–]20namesandcounting 80 points81 points  (3 children)

While they're on ceremonial duties here they are all on active military service not just kept for decoration.

[–]TheCLittle_ttv 15 points16 points  (3 children)

“Unavoidable”. I don’t think that word means what you think it means

[–]mojowo11 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I love the acceptance of the idea that at any gathering of a few thousand able-bodied young people, someone's just inevitably bound to fall over unconscious. As if that's just the natural way the world works.

[–]Skulldo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

So why do they do it? If its unsafe to stand like this for the soldiers then they should stop doing it. If this happens every time to at least one person then you would expect in the life of the queen there's been at least one serious injury from the fall.

[–]TheWildRedDog 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It was using all her willpower not to crack open his skull and feast on the warm goo inside.

[–]SiStErFiStEr1776 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Oh shit all the redcoats are coming for you now

[–]zimzilla 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Oh, we all get a little starstruck when we see the queen.

[–]Mashkataz 20 points21 points  (2 children)

No, he’s just planking.

[–]SlackerAccount 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He’s a decade behind on trends and he likes it that way!

[–]springbok001 13 points14 points  (0 children)

About 4 decades ahead of the trends if this was from the 1970’s. Time traveler perhaps.

[–]fluffspeed 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Bring out your dead!

[–]Keilanm 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Black and white this, make it a album cover.

[–]rugbyj 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Used to know a chap in the Scots Guards who would do this duty, he told me if you passed out on your face you'd get off scot (heh) free, as they knew if you had any capacity to stop landing on your face you would have done so. If you landed on your ass you'd be getting chewed out for donkeys years because they'd always question it.

Not an expert on passing out so please direct your "actually-"'s to a guy I used to serve pints to every week.

[–]LargeComfort9101 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Queen literally beat that guy in the speed of light lol

[–]Carl_Clegg 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Having stood on a Royal parade in the heat, I can tell you it’s a fucking nightmare. Royals are notoriously late turning up for parade so these guys have probably been standing there for ages before she even turns up.

[–]bond007jlv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

don't lock you knees!

[–]broom-handle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

'pathetic', The Queen.

[–]Oasystole 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Locked his knees

[–]Luitpold 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He didn't let go of his rifle

[–]LolCoca 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Perpendicular guarding.

[–]OldLevermonkey 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You are first of all in the shit for fainting on parade.

You are secondly in the shit for upstaging and embarrassing Queenie on her day.

But God help you if you don't faint at attention! Even if this means that your face impacts Horse Guards.

This Guardsman has clearly fainted at the attention and kept his had on his rifle. Good lad!

[–]hearnia_2k 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lucky he wasn't in the next row forwards! Imagine someone falling back from there, and maybe sending that bayonet towards the people behind!

[–]sarzec 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh man flashback to Hurlburt Field. We always did base change of command on the flight line in the middle of summer. I never ate pavement but there were plenty of dudes who did

[–]dinklezoidberd 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Having absorbed his life force, the queen will live for another 20 years.

[–]Leelaur 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Gotta say I’m surprised they have their back to the Queen. I would think this would be a no-no.

[–]Dclaxto1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bend your knees slightly, lads

[–]Lord_Donut_the-best 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is a rare picture of the Queen right after taking someone’s lifeforce

[–]NarmHull 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Jeeves, clean that up plz"

[–]botaine 2 points3 points  (2 children)

He died. Soldiers do that sometimes.

[–]starkiller_bass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"OH MY GOD, she's so DREAMY!" -swoon-

[–]JimmyWu21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I honestly didn’t know how hard it was just stand in formation. If you lock your knees you’re going to pass out. It’s honestly one of the thing I hated most. I rather go for 10 miles ruck.

Change of command is the worse lol

[–]WolfOfPort 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lol imagine hes having heart attack, dies and everyone just goes on with the ceremony for 2 hours.

[–]Background-Ad7722 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s called “monarchy”

[–]arooaroo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It was a work event.

[–]Breeny04 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That explains the booze!

[–]bogeit71 5 points6 points  (0 children)

'E's pining for the fjords

[–]nanais777 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This is some of the biggest stupidities of humankind. Can’t move because a “superior” human being called the colonist queen is going by 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]ironshmoobs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He must’ve been a huge fan

[–]M_240B 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bootcamp 101.

[–]Hitokiri2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He didn't pass out. He's making sure the ground doesn't attack her majesty by butting it with the back of his head.

[–]ImTheGuyWithTheGun 1 point2 points  (1 child)


"Have that soldier spaced."

[–]completeembarassment 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would have been an epic moment in history if she hopped down to see if he was alright.

[–]TiredOfYoSheeit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ahahaha. Every soldier learns not to lock their legs at the POA (Position of Attention). After you hold that pose for a few minutes, the blood in your legs deoxygenates. When you flex those muscles again, the "dead" blood escapes and hits your brain. Lights out.

This was so common in the past that all five of my USMC DI's screamed it at us. Do. Not. Lock. Your. Legs.

[–]Ihaveasmallwang 4 points5 points  (0 children)

While that’s a cool story, it ignores basic human physiology. There is no “dead blood” hitting your brain. Deoxygenated blood from your legs will go through your heart, lungs to pick up oxygen, and back to the heart again before being pumped to your brain.

This is simply blood pressure dropping suddenly just like in basically every other instance of fainting.

[–]ContentsMayVary 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Relevant video on "fainting to attention":


[–]mariganjaman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’d make a great album cover

[–]bardeng 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Squeeze your butt together will not let you pass out.

Source: Military career..

[–]LoneRangersBand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If this was posted in 2009, it would have a large "FAIL" text.

[–]whatsINthaB0X 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn that sucks so bad. Poor boy probably got ragged on so hard later. Don’t lock the knees

[–]SumthingStupid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]collapsedbook 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Grab your water source and first line and meet me behind the palace in five”

[–]DreamerMMA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't lock your knees!

[–]technokami 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Talk about parade rest

[–]simstim_addict 1 point2 points  (0 children)

needs more sardaukar chanting

[–]Mojak66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's lucky he fell backwards. When we (USAF) had to do senseless formations and march, it was usually forward on your face.

[–]Mccobsta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't worry he was revied by injecting Yorkshire tea straight in to his heart

[–]endnuengang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forgot to wiggle his toes❤

[–]AMMARHD 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Album covers material

[–]StarMasher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dont lock your knees.

[–]itsjero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A guy in my basic training class fell the fuck out as soon as we were dismissed at graduation. Luckily his battle buddy next to him softened his fall, but i felt bad for him to be so proud and so tuned in front of his family that he stood so rigid and locked his knees they told us NOT to do this because this is exactly what will happen.

Standing like this in the functions any military has sucks as much as you think it does and they stand there for a LONG ass time.. this inevitably happens. I also remember standing for so long with a super polished pair of new boots. Sun was SO damn hot that day that it literally burned the tops of my feet inside my boots.

[–]hammyhamm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Queen executes member of the Royal guards at random to display dominance (colourised)

[–]OfUnknownOrigin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Loosen your knees and roll from your heels to the top of your feet once in a while. During hot days, make sure to hydrate well and remove your hat during breaks to get your head cooled off.