88 Tough Facts About Men You Probably Didn’t Know

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26Ties

Ties

It's illegal for offices in NYC to require men to wear ties without also requiring women to wear ties


27. In 1859, an American farmer in the San Juan Islands shot a pig who was eating his potatoes, but the pig happened to belong to a British colonist. In the ensuing confrontation, 461 Americans and 14 artillery faced 5 British warships with 70 cannons and 2140 men. The only casualty was the pig


28. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey launched a 'Great Building Campaign' during the Great Depression with the aim of employing more people. When he was told that a steam shovel being used on a project did the work of 40 men, he instructed his foreman: "Take them off. Hire 40 men."


29. A Chinese general named Zhuge Liang with 100 troops who had to defend a town against 150,000. He told his men to hide, flung open the gates and sat on the walls playing the lute. The opposing general, certain it was a trap, ordered a retreat


30. There was a religion in medieval Europe called Cathar. It was a splinter of Christianity, and they held beliefs such as women and men being equal and homosexuality being tolerated.


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31Mountain Meadows massacre

Mountain Meadows massacre

Between 120 and 140 men, women and children were killed on September 11, 1857, in Utah, when Mormons attacked and slaughtered a wagon train with the help of local Indians the bodies were stripped of belongings by Mormons and sold off at local auctions for profit


32. Michael Caine once held Sean Connery’s coat while the James Bond star single-handedly beat up four men in a nightclub.


33. In 1986, the United Way released 1.5 million balloons in Cleveland as a publicity stunt. It clogged the land and waterways of NE Ohio, shut down an airport runway, and forced the Coast Guard to suspend a search and rescue of 2 men who ended up drowning.


34. In 1977, singer Tom Waits was arrested outside a coffee shop for trying to stop men from bullying other patrons. These men were plainclothes officers, and Waits was charged with disturbing the peace. Waits disputed the charge, was found not guilty, and successfully sued the police dept. for $7,500


35. During salvage efforts in Pearl Harbor, two Navy Divers became trapped when a piece of wreckage collapsed. By tunneling through 20' of mud and steel, Francis P Hammerberg saved both men but became trapped himself in the wreckage. He died 18 hours later and was awarded the Medal of Honor.


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36Irish troops

Irish troops

150 Irish soldiers defended a Congo town from 3000 African mercs for six days, killed 300 of the mercs and didn't lose any men themselves.


37. The South Park character Liane Cartman is based on an ex-girlfriend of co-creator Trey Parker, who was found cheating with multiple men. Trey's ex was also called Liane.


38. 2 Florida men failed to steal a Corvette because they couldn't drive stick. At gunpoint, the owner told them 4 times to push the clutch, but they gave up and ran away on foot with only the man's phone, keys, and wallet.


39. In Japan, you can hire handsome men to show up at your office and watch sad videos with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you


40. The 33 men stuck underground for 69 days in the San Esteban Mining Company accident received zero compensation even though the mining company had very poor safety standards.


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41Don King

Don King

Don King killed two men. One he stomped to death because he owed him money, he served less than 4 years in prison.


42. Tigers, jaguars and leopards love the smell of Calvin Klein's 'Obsession For Men'. This fragrance is used to lure the big cats to cameras in the wild.


43. A genetic study of people from Iceland found a number of them had a mutation predominantly found among Native Americans. It has theorized that this could be because of American women breeding with Viking men, during Norse exploration of America in the 11th century AD.


44. 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


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


46Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

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


47. 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.


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


49. 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.


50. 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.

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