Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus claims he told a Navy Admiral how to capture Saddam Hussein
ByTurns out Tom DeLonge isn't the only Blink-182 member with government contacts. Apparently, Mark Hoppus once told a Navy Admiral his idea on how to capture the then-in-hiding Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Responding to a viral tweet asking users to share "the least plausible story about yourself that's true," the bassist wrote, "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." Not one to leave you hanging, Hoppus then shared what he told the Admiral. "At the time, Hussein was in hiding but continued releasing videotaped messages to his followers," he explained. "My idea was to have trucks with big speakers drive around BLASTING time code just out of the frequency range of human hearing, but within the dynamic range of the video camera's microphone." "When Saddam released a tape, he would have inadvertently recorded the time code," Hoppus continued. "Using the time code, you could go back and pinpoint a general radius from where the truck was. With that information, you start the search." It's not known whether Hoppus' plan was taken into consideration or not, but either way, Hussein was eventually captured in 2003, and was executed in 2006. Should Hoppus want to get back into military strategizing, he does have a bit of free time, as Blink-182 is currently off the road while Travis Barker recovers from blood clots in his arms. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.