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Glamorous NSA Used to Hold Beauty Pageants

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NSA spies are just like us: they like to judge pretty girls in tiaras.

Here's a photo straight from the NSA's once-secret archives depicting "contestants in the Miss NSA pageant held annually in the 1950s and early 1960s." Note the numbers on their sashes; how mysterious! (Government: Please don't start monitoring me! I like the sashes! They're cute.)

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According to the archives, the NSA also regularly held fall festivals in the mid-20th century, complete with pony rides.

[NSA via Vice Motherboard]

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So that Sandra Bullock movie was really a documentary?