7% of men suffer from paruresis, an anxiety disorder that means you can't pee if other people are in close proximity. nationalsocialanxietycent…
In 1920, the town of Jackson, Wyoming elected an all-female town council by a margin of 2-1 over the men, drawing the most voters the town had ever seen. Known as the "pettycoat rulers," the women served for 3 years and did a great deal to clean up the notoriously lawless town. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Baskin Robbins used to have a milkshake that contained 2600 calories, 1700mg of sodium, 135g of fat, and 263g of sugar. Unsurprisingly, Men’s Health Magazine dubbed it the worst food in the U.S. riverfronttimes.com/foodb…
Following his resignation as U.S. President in the midst of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon forged a successful post-presidency as an author and elder statesman, meeting many foreign leaders such as Gorbachev. In 1986 he was ranked by Gallup as one of the ten most admired men in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Spain had a guardianship system until 1985, which granted men near-total control over their wives and daughters. Women needed their guardian's consent to open a bank account, work, or drive, and men could legally kill their female wards for having extramarital sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Liu Chuyu, a Song dynasty princess complained to her brother that it was unfair he was allowed to have as many concubines as he wanted while she was limited to a single husband. He agreed and gave her a harem of 30 young men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu…
Gen. George Custer, before the disastrous Battle of Little Bighorn, was warned by his own Native American scouts that the Lakota allied forces vastly outnumbered Custer's men. Custer ignored these warnings believing his well armed forces to be nigh invincible. He was dead within the day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Country music became popular in America partially through a pirate radio station of a quack doctor based out Kansas who built a fortune on a procedure to implant goat testicles into men's scrotums. muddyrootsrecords.com/mr_…
Spartan Wife-sharing. In accordance with the Spartan belief that breeding should be between the most physically fit parents, many older men allowed younger, more fit men, to impregnate their wives. Other unmarried or childless men might even request another man's wife to bear his children. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
A man suffering from gastrointestinal distress in a Kansas Home Depot mens room provided a friendly warning to other bathroom goers by saying: β€œYou need to get out of here because I’m fixin’ to blow it up.” Police were called on suspicion of a bomb threat. No charges were laid. canoe.com/news/weird/blow…
In 1990, Judas Priest was sued over a suicide pact made by two young men in Nevada. The lawsuit by their families claimed that their album Stained Class contained hidden messages. The case was dismissed by the judge for insufficient evidence of placement of subliminal messages on the record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
The Law and Order "clang" sound is actually 6-7 separate sounds, including the sound of 500 Japanese men stomping on a wooden floor. ew.com/article/1993/02/26…
Marilyn Monroe was once roommate with actress Shelley Winters, and they made a list of men they wanted to sleep with. "There was no one under 50 on hers," Winters later said. "I never got to ask her before she died how much of her list she had achieved, but on her list was Albert Ein-stein" mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Men are more willing than women to use a time machine to kill Adolf Hitler, according to a 2015 study from the University of Texas biospace.com/article/arou…
Napoleon's presence on a battlefield was considered equivalent to 40,000 men by the Duke of Wellington en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
Today I learned of the Mosuo people, a matriarchial society where its men have minimal responsibility in society, beyond "nighttime visits", raising their sisters children (but not their own), fishing and the occasional pig slaughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Prussian King Frederick William I had a regiment of very tall men, known as the "Potsdam Giants". The taller they were, the more they were paid - and they were paired with tall women, to breed giant soldiers. However, they were never sent on active service, as they were considered too valuable historyanswers.co.uk/hist…
The Wodaabe tribe from Chad has a courtship tradition called Gerewol. Men spend hours getting dressed to dance in front of the tribe's women in hopes of being judged the most beautiful. Women from the tribe can pick who they want to get married to. adventure.com/wodaabe-nom…
"women and children first" when evacuating a sinking ship has never been maritime law. It is more common for men to survive shipwrecks than women, and children have the lowest chances of survival. The Titanic is an exception; 75% of women survived compared to only 17% of men. abc.net.au/news/2012-07-3…
20 US soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for the Wounded Knee Massacre of as many as 300 men, women, and children Lakota indians by the US army en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wou…
A factor in the fall of Constantinople was a huge cannon called Basilica that was over 8m long, .75m in diameter, and could fire 270kg stone balls over 1.5km. Basilica took 3 hours to reload, and collapsed under its own recoil after 6 weeks of use. It took 60 oxen and 400 men to transport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
An attempted assassination of Bob Marley occurred on Dec. 3, 1976, when seven armed men raided his house two days before a concert to quell violence. His wife was shot in the head in her car in the driveway. The gunmen shot Marley in the chest and arm. Astonishingly, there were no fatalities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Today I learned about how Germany made homosexuality a crime in the late 1800s, which wasn't enforced until the Third Reich started the Holocaust and imprisoned gay men. Even after liberation, many gay German men still lived out their imprisonment, some as late as 1970. The law wasn't repealed until the 1990s. history.com/news/pink-tri…
The first Roman fire brigade was created by Marcus Crassus. 500 men strong. Arriving at the scene, the fire fighters did nothing while Crassus offered to buy the burning building from the owner at a low price. If the owner agreed to sell, they put the fire out. Otherwise they let it burn down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Until 1983 golfers competing in The Masters had to use the club’s staff caddies instead of bringing their own. Augusta National only hired black men as caddies, co-founder Cliff Roberts stating, "As long as I'm alive, all the golfers will be white and all the caddies will be black." golfdigest.com/story/the-…
Today I learned about Henrie Berry Lowrie who lead a gang of American Indian, White, and African-American men in 1860's NC. The Lowry Gang fought the Confederates, fought the white establishment during Reconstruction, only robbed people who could afford it, and shared their profits with the poor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
In the wake of the contested 1872 election for governor of Louisiana, the Colfax massacre occurred Sunday, April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana where an estimated 62-153 black men were murdered by white Southerners. teachingamericanhistory.o…
Alexander the Great arranged a mass wedding for his Macedonian soldiers to marry Persian women to unite the regions called the Susa Wedding. After Alexander died, all the men except two divorced their Persian wives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Inflatable, tubular, wavy men are called Airdancers and were invented by Peter Minshall for the 1996 Summer Olympics! He called them "Tall Boys" and they are banned in some areas of the United States, such as Houston. slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2…
Freddie Oversteegen used to seduce SS men in Holland, take them into the woods and shoot them. history.com/news/dutch-re…
Bobby Riggs bet on himself to win the Men's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles of Wimbledon in 1939, which he did, winning himself the 2020 equivalent of $2M USD latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Song It's Raining Men was rejected by Donna Summer, Barbara Streisand, Cher and Diana Ross. Backing singers Martha Wash and Izora Armstead then recorded it, with the duo now named The Weather Girls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
It is possible for men to lactate when recovering from starvation discovermagazine.com/mind…
Men produce a higher percentage of motile sperm in their ejaculates after viewing sexually explicit images of two men and one woman (a sperm competition risk) than after viewing sexually explicit images of three women, likely indicating a response to an active risk of sperm competition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
In WWI, the Germans faced a counterattack after using poison gases against the Russians. The soldiers had no protective equipment and their zombie-like appearance frightened the Germans into retreat in the Attack of the Dead Men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Despite being seriously ill at the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade, Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, had his men carry him on a stretcher on the front lines so he could shoot enemies on the walls of the city with his crossbow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Each of the 33 men on the Lewis and Clark expedition ate 9 pounds of meat per day. (4 deer, or an elk and a deer, or one buffalo.) grandviewoutdoors.com/wil…
On September 2, 1945, Vietnam's independence was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh. His first words were "All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." cfr.org/blog/remembering-…
, that Chuck Lorre, the producer of huge TV hits like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory co-wrote the soundtrack for the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. In the theme song, whenever a line is spoken (not sung), that is Chuck Lorre's actual voice (that's a fact, Jack!). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
The first time british soldiers engaged american soldiers during the American Revolution they were ordered to "lay down your arms, you damned rebels ". When the american commanding officer ordered his men to stand down he wasn't heard properly due to having tubercolisis. Fighting ensued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Men can get postpartum depression as well postpartummen.com/postpar…
Praxiteles created the first greek naked female sculpture in the 4th century BC. The statue was so lifelike it aroused men sexually. A young man was so in love with "Aphrodite of Knidos" that he broke into the temple at night and attempted to have sex with the statue, leaving a stain on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aph…
Thurgood Marshall was almost lynched in Tennessee after winning the acquittals of 23 Black men. He was saved only because his co-counsel decided to follow Marshall and the police and intervene, instead of following orders to leave town. baltimoremagazine.com/201…
Today I learned about the 'attack of the dead men' when Russian soldiers poisoned by German combat gases, attacked Germans stationed at Osowiec stronghold, effectively causing them to panic at the sight of 'dead men coughing blood' attacking, and causing them to flee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
French writer Alexandre Dumas ( The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers) was a black man. And his father was a black general during French Revolution known as "Black Devil" or Diable Noir, standing as one of the highest-ranking men of African descent. youtube.com/watch?v=yTW2V…
Kegels are for men too; men who do kegel exercises by working out their pelvic muscles can ejaculate further and stronger, control bladder functions, and urinate more precisely. In addition, urologists suggest that kegels help recover from prostate cancer by strengthening the pelvic floor. uclahealth.org/urology/pr…
Albert Pierrepoint personally knew one of the men he executed- they sang together at Pierrepoint's pub and called each other "Tish and Tosh," but Pierrepoint never knew his real name- James Corbitt. After strapping his arms, Pierrepoint said "Come on Tish, old chap," and took him to the gallows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
There is a all women vigilanty group in India called the Gulabi Gang that hunt down men who commit crimes against women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul…
Paul Shaffer, while being best known for being David Letterman's band leader, also co-wrote It's Raining Men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
15% of men and 7% of women do not wash their hands after using a public restroom. 50% of men and 22% of women do not use soap when washing their hands in a public bathroom. baltimore.cbslocal.com/20…

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