88 Tough Facts About Men You Probably Didn’t Know

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

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

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

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56Battle of Alesia

Battle of Alesia

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

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

58. 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,".

59. 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.

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

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61Lower Lake Stone jail

Lower Lake Stone jail

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.

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

63. 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

64. 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."

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

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66Mary Bankes

Mary Bankes

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.

67. 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.

68. 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

69. 25% of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-50s, mainly due to vodka.

70. 1 in every 14 adult men in the United States don’t watch nationally televised sports whatsoever.

71Healthy men

Healthy men

An Oxford University study concluded that men need at least two "guys nights" a week to stay healthy

72. After a Colonel called his men "animals" for cutting off the heads of Japanese dead and impaling them on poles, one soldier responded "That's right Colonel, we are animals. We live like animals, we eat and are treated like animals–what the fu*k do you expect?"

73. When Genghis Khan sent a trade caravan to the Khwarezmid Empire, the governor of one city seized it and killed the traders. Genghis Khan retaliated by invading the empire with 200,000 men and killing the governor by pouring molten silver down his eyes and mouth

74. There are 17 American men in history who have run under 2:10 in the marathon. In contrast, there were 32 Kenyans who did it just in October of 2011.

75. A new birth control method for men that has a 100% success rate in test subjects so far. Developed by an Indian doctor, it works similar to an 'on-off' switch and would afford countless families across the globe an incredibly cheap method to control the size of their families.


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