Mark Hoppus Once Shared a Plan With U.S. Military to Capture Saddam

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blink-182's Mark Hoppus recently opened up about a time he advised the U.S. Military on how they could capture Saddam Hussein. Mark was asked on Twitter, "What is the least plausible story about yourself that's true?" and his response did not disappoint.

Hoppus says, "On an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, I told a Navy Admiral on his way to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on how to capture Saddam Hussein."

He continues, saying his idea was that the military could drive around trucks with huge speakers that would blast "timestamped" audio outside of the human hearing range but within the recording capabilities of the video camera Hussein was using to record messages to his followers while in hiding. You can read his full plan in the tweet below.

While not on the level of his former bandmate Tom DeLonge's UFO conspiracy theories, the idea is pretty far out there considering Iraq was a pretty big place to try and cover with speaker-equipped trucks. 

Hussein was eventually located and captured by U.S. Special Forces on December 14, 2003 after one of Saddam's former close associates revealed his location.

Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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