100 Interesting Facts about Men

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51Dude

The word "dude" was first used in the late 1800s as an insult towards young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with the latest fashions


52. The word homophobia was originally used to refer to heterosexual men's fear that others might think they are gay


53. Disbarred attorney Jack Thompson once gave Janet Reno a form, asking about her sexuality. Reno responded by saying "I'm only interested in virile men that's why I'm not interested in you." Thompson later sued her for battery due to her putting a hand on his shoulder


54. Breastfeeding invokes in the mother the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the "love drug," which helps to focus her attention and affection on her baby. It's now been theorized that men who do nipple foreplay and stimulation during sex can make themselves more desirable.


55. Almost one-third of London men are too fat to see their own genitals.


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56Robot couple restaurant

People were confused how a Chinese couple managed to run a busy restaurant 21 hours a day without getting tired. Locals named it "robot couple restaurant". Turns out the restaurant is run by two couples both the men and women are identical twins.


57. In 1916, a miscalculation of Montana's population led to 40,000 men being drafted into the 1st World War which is 10% of the state's population.


58. In the UK, the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide.


59. In 1973, two men were stranded 1,575 feet below the ocean when their submarine buoyancy tank inadvertently flooded. They were rescued after 76 hours with only 12 minutes of air remaining. It was the deepest underwater rescue mission in history.


60. In the 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service undertook a massive and futile search for a woman named "Dorothy" in the Chicago area, after hearing gay men refer to themselves as "friends of Dorothy". They believed she was at the center of a ring of gay military personnel.


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612010 Winter Olympics

26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men's hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That's 80% of the entire country's population.


62. Men's tennis players use a different type of tennis ball than women


63. Caesar built an 18km wall around a Gaulish fort he was seighing and then a 21km wall facing outwards, essentially building a fort around a fort. He then beat 300,000+ Gauls attacking from both sides with only 60,000 men


64. Rapper T.I. has talked two men out of jumping off a building on two unrelated occasions


65. In a 60's government funded LSD study, "26 men unleashed a slew of widely embraced innovations shortly after their LSD experiences, including a mathematical theorem for NOR gate circuits, a conceptual model of a photon, a linear electron accelerator beam-steering device,".


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66Suit jacket pockets

The pockets on men's dress clothing are often sewn shut to preserve aesthetics during transport to, and display in the store. These are functional pockets that can be opened up and are not fake pockets as many assume.


67. There are only 5 countries were suicide rate for women is higher than men and they are China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Indonesia


68. The Copsey Brothers were the first men to build a jail in Lower Lake, CA, the first to occupy it, after celebrating its completion too enthusiastically, and the first to escape, after realizing they had forgotten to nail down the roof.


69. Men only have nipples because they develop them before being assigned a gender as an embryo


70. Few men reproduce with many women, 2/3 of your ancestors are female, not 1/2. Also, overall throughout humanity, 80% of females end up reproducing, while only 40% of males do


71Hugh Hefner

In 1955, Hugh Hefner released a short story about straight men being persecuted in a gay world. After receiving numerous hate mail, he released a statement saying "If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society then the reverse was wrong, too."


72. James McAvoy wore a wig in X-Men: First Class as he mistakenly shaved his head whilst preparing for the role of Professor X.


73. During the English Civil War, Lady Mary Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command. She would be reinforced by 80 royalists and would hold against a total 600 men for three years before being betrayed and forced to surrender.


74. Steve Harvey believes women should not date non-religious men, for they don't have morals (despite him cheating on all previous wives) and that men only cheat because their wife allows them to.


75. 45 percent of couples in Hong Kong say they have given up on the idea of having children because of crowding and high housing costs. In another survey, 38% of men and 31% of women simply said they didn't like kids

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