Ethiopia sent troops to the Korean War as part of the UN Command. Known as the Kagnew Battalions, 3,158 men served, of which 121 were killed and 538 wounded. They were never defeated in battle and not a single soldier surrendered. They were also respected for never leaving their dead behind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kag…
Married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. Men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses. health.harvard.edu/mens-h…
The Christian Cult called "The Children of God" encouraged its female members to enter into sexual relationships with potential converts to lure them in. Called 'Flirty Fishing', they 'successfully' lured over 100,000 men into the cult. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Six Georgia inmates out on work detail saved a Deputy Sheriff who collapsed unconscious. They could have taken his gun & fled with the work van but used the Deputy's phone to call 911. The Sheriff's Office gave the men a pizza party with homemade dessert & recommended reduced sentences. cbsnews.com/news/six-inma…
Today I learned about 'Umarells', a term used in Italy used to describe old men, who watch over construction sites with their hands behind their backs, offering unwanted advice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uma…
During WWI (and briefly WWII) the British would shame men into joining the military by recruiting young women to call them cowards on the streets of their hometowns. These women would also pin a white feather on them to symbolize their cowardice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned about the "Herbivore Men" of Japan, men who have basically given up on marriage and love. They often can’t afford it, and they don’t want to work to death to raise a family, instead they have hobbies or anime or the internet to fill up their time. sbpress.com/2019/04/herbi…
Men walk significantly slower when walking with a woman, but only when that woman is their romantic partner. If she's a friend or acquaintance they go at almost full speed. discovermagazine.com/envi…
In South Korea February 14th is Valentine's day where women give men presents. March 14th is White Day where men give women presents. April 14th is Black Day where single people gather together, dress in black, and eat a bunch of food. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
In order to appease Persia for killing their ambassadors, Sparta sent two young noblemen volunteers, Bulis and Sperthias, to offer themselves to be executed in atonement. Xerxes sent the men back, saying that he would not sink to Sparta's level and did not consider Sparta's guilt loosened. heritage-history.com/inde…
1 in 3 middle aged men are affected by baldness on their lower legs. This pattern of hair loss is extremely common yet hardly studied. Leg crossing, trouser rubbing and friction have all been suggested as causes, but no study has demonstrated what the actual cause is. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Bud Sailors, 6'5", would tease his younger brother, Kenny Sailors, 5'7", playing basketball, "Kenny, this isn't the game for you. It's for big men. Tall men." So Kenny invented what is known today as the Jump Shot. wbur.org/onlyagame/2016/0…
Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic swimming champion, jokingly told a Russian journalist in 1972 that his moustache increased his speed in the water, deflecting water away from his mouth. By 1973 the Russian men’s swimming team had, according to Spitz, all grown moustaches. olympic.org/news/snapped-…
The Shanghai heroin trade in the 1920s was dominated by two men. One was Chief of Police, the other was head of the government Anti-Opium Board. shanghailiving.com/shangh…
Touch the Clouds was a Chief of the Lakota Indian Tribe. He was a friend of Crazy Horse. Fought in The Battle of Little Bighorn. Some historians report he was around 6'10, 280 pounds. He was a great warrior, highly intelligent, diplomatic and well respected by Natives and white men alike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
In 1841 during a naval battle between Argentina and Uruguay, the ship from Uruguay ran out of cannonballs. The captain ordered his men to shove the hard balls of cheese they had onboard into the cannons and to fire those. The cheese tore holes in the Argentine ship's sails and killed 2 sailors. anchor.fm/foodhistory/epi…
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System had no real instruction manual. Instead there was a fake manual with a sticker reading, "Real men don't need instructions". The game also featured dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, and robot sentries as enemies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
When buttons were invented in the 13th century, wealthy women did not dress themselves β€” their lady’s maid did. As most people are right-handed, it was easier for maids to fasten with the buttons on the left. And that's why men's and women's buttons are on opposite sides. today.com/today/amp/tdna1…
David Hayter, the voice actor of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, is also the screenwriter for X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Sporting long hair was banned for men in Singapore till as recently as the 90s. The ban applied to foreigners too who were made to visit the barber or leave the country. Bee Gees, Kitarō, and Led Zeppelin all were forced to cancel their gigs because they refused to accommodate the policy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Today I learned about Desmond Doss, a WWII medic who was teased for his choice to not harm the enemy or wield a weapon. He would go on to win the Medal of Honor for saving more than 50 men after a mortar attack, and the heroics were made into the award winning movie "Hacksaw Ridge". army.mil/article/183328/p…
In most American universities, the only truly profitable sport is American football while men's basketball is somewhat profitable in some schools. All other sports generally lose money. thesportjournal.org/artic…
For several years the CIA paid sex workers to bring men back to a β€œsafehouse” brothel so they could secretly dose them with LSD and watch what happened through a two-way mirror in an effort to find a mind control drug. discovermagazine.com/mind…
In 1954, when the Swanson TV dinner was first sold in retail outlets, it was controversial: men wrote to the company complaining that they preferred their wives cook from scratch like their mothers did as opposed to the "just heat and serve" meal. eater.com/2014/8/21/62144…
In the Pagan’s motorcycle club, women are not allowed to walk alone, are referred to as either β€œold lady” or β€œthe property of”. Also, women that are β€œshared” are referred to as β€œpets” and the men aren’t allowed to marry them. nj.com/news/2019/10/the-p…
The company behind the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street paid women and black executives less than the white men. fortune.com/2017/10/05/fe…
Today I learned of a persistent rumour that at 350lbs, President Taft (1909-1913) got stuck in the White House bath tub. However, he actually installed his own tub, big enough to fit 4 regular sized men in it. It remained in the White House until 1952 history.com/news/did-will…
The 101st Airborne was nicknamed "The Chicken Men" by the NVA and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War because the Eagle insignia looks like a Chicken. North Vietnamese commander was warned to not fight with the "The Chicken Men", because you will surely lose the battle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101…
Bill Stone, one of the last five surviving WWI veterans, made multiple separate trips to rescue 1,000 men at Dunkirk although the first trip was "the worst experience of his life." His motto in life was "keep going." He died at age 108. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
3 Canadian men working on a boat at Digby's waterfront freed a 15 ft minke whale tangled in a net which surrounded its mouth & embedded about an inch into its skin. The whale came to shore in waist-high water as if searching for help from humans; when free, the whale swam back to deeper waters. cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s…
In Jamaica, homosexual activity is punishable with up to a decade in prison. However, this law only applies to men, so lesbian activity is legal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…
The three men who developed penicillin as the first antibiotic were first given knighthoods (Sir) and then won a Nobel Prize and THEN one was even made a baron - a rare honour that even outranks "Sir". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Today I learned of John Sedgwick, a Union general who was fatally shot in the head by a confederate soldier, after criticizing Confederate shooting skills. In battle, Sedgwick saw his men duck for cover. He said, "Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.” He was then shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A woman told an auto shop she had to cancel her service appt. as her car was stolen. One of the 3 Tulsa men who own the auto shop called her back the next day to tell her he & his buddies are chasing her stolen car. With TPD dispatch, they got her car back after after a 15 min chase. newson6.com/story/3033136…
The term "dude" was first used in the 19th century to mock men who were overly concerned with keeping up with the latest fashion trends mentalfloss.com/article/5…
How the 1992 USA Men's basketball 'Dream Team' Olympic win was the highlight of the players' careers except Michael Jordan who said that the biggest benefit for him was that he learned more about his teammates' weaknesses. He later defeated Barkley, Malone, and Stockton in three NBA finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
After an intense 8 artillery week barrage, British troops on the first day of the Battle of the Somme were so sure of their victory that 4 platoons had a competition to see who could kick a soccer ball into the German trenches first. Nearly 20,000 British men were killed that day history.com/news/10-thing…
On Jan 23, 1960, about 9 years before the moon landing, Jacques Picard and John Welsch reached the deepest point in the ocean, known as The Challenger Deep. They descended into the Mariana Trench for 4 hours and 47 minutes in a submarine barely large enough to fit the two men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Only 16.1% of high-functioning autistic men are currently in a relationship, according to a 2017 study. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Tsar Peter the Great put a special tax on men who grew beards smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
There were men-only 'executive' flights until the 70s with cocktails, complimentary cigars and steak dinners viewfromthewing.com/unite…
Umarell is a term in Bologna that refers to men of retirement age who pass their time watching construction sites and offering unwanted advice, stereotypically with hands clasped behind their back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uma…
Two men led a team of 80 people to collect over 1.2 million golden orb spiders, milk them for their silk, and create the rarest textile on earth: a golden silk cape mymodernmet.com/simon-pee…
Notorious Pirate/Pirate hunter Benjamin Hornigold once attacked a ship just to steal all of the crew member's hats. His men had gotten drunk and lost their hats during a party the night before and decided to board a ship to get replacements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
All men in the UK only got the vote in 1918 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
During WW2, the British Navy sent ships to help defend the U.S. from German U-Boat attacks. The HMT Bedfordshire was sunk off the coast of North Carolina. A special cemetery was created in Ocracoke, NC, and is leased in perpetuity to England so that the men would be buried on British soil. historynet.com/why-a-piec…
Today I learned of the Schwerer Gustav, a German railway gun used against allied forces in WWII. It took a crew of 2000 men to lay track and to operate. Weighing in at over 1,300 tons and firing a 15000 lb shell, it is the largest gun ever used in combat. interestingengineering.co…
Today I learned of Buckskin Frank Leslie, a legendary gunfighter from the Wild West. In 1880, Leslie became famous in Tombstone, Arizona, for killing two men in self-defense. He married the widow of one of his victims eight days after killing her husband. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
In a large study of over 680,000 people, it was found women are more empathetic and men more analytical on average. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Grover Cleveland was a sheriff for three years, during which time he personally hanged two men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
The US Navy has 6 standard alarms for specific scenarios on a submarine. Each alarm sounds different, has immediate actions and priority- collision, diving, missile emergency, missile jettison, general, and power plant casualty. A mnemonic for the order is, "Can Dead Missile Men Get Pro-Pay?" wikipedia.org/wiki/Alarms…
Dolly Parton used to stop business meetings for sixty seconds so that the men could stare at her boobs and focus for the rest of the meeting msn.com/en-us/entertainme…
From 1864 to 1870 three countries (Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil) declared war to Paraguay (whos motto is β€œVictory or Death”). Roughly two-thirds of Paraguay population were killed, including around 90% of its men. That war was called β€œWar of the Triple Alliance” britannica.com/event/War-…
In order to arrest two Russian hackers, the FBI created a fake startup company called Invita, and invited them to the U.S. for a β€œjob interview”. The two men accepted and were arrested. They had hacked into the networks of at least 40 U.S. companies and then tried to extort money. nbcnews.com/id/3078784#.X…
Henry Tandy, the soldier who allegedly spared Adolf Hitler, went on to become the most decorated private soldier in WWI. During the 5th battle of Ypres, Tandy, who refused to kill unarmed men one of which, was supposedly Hitler, Received the Victorian Cross award. bbc.com/news/uk-england-2…
Codpiece (Middle English: cod, meaning β€œscrotum”), feature of 15-16th c. men’s fashion, was shaped & padded to emphasize the genital area. It became fashionable to design the codpiece to hold the penis in a position insinuating it was erect constantlyβ€”a statement of political and economic power. fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu…
Two men sued Aunt Jemima for failing to pay royalties only to lose after having no proof they were heirs of the model Aunt Jemima is based upon. eater.com/2015/2/19/80717…
Chinese emperor Liu Chang would make men and women play a 'game' in which they'd have sex with each other in front of him. At the end he would judge who won, if the man won then they were both rewarded, if the woman won the man was castrated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu…
Disappointment Island is an uninhabited island in New Zealand. In 1868, a steel tanker crashed on the island which killed 68 people, leaving the 15 survivors waiting 18 months to be rescued. In 1907, another ship ended up crashing there and 12 men drowned. blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2018/…
A jury of 12 black and 12 white men was recruited by United States Circuit Court in preparation for the trial of Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederation. In the end no trials took place, one reason being that if lost the decision could validate that secession was constitutional. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Lithuania could not afford to send its men's basketball team to the 1992 Olympics, so the Grateful Dead sent the team colorful, free-flowing tie-dye warm-up jerseys with a flying, dunking skeleton, and the team took the bronze medal. thesmartset.com/article03…
Wrist watches became a fashion accessory for men only after WW1. Until then Wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men used pocket-watches. However during WW1 many soldiers began converting the pocketwatches into wristwatches for ease of use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
When Devo were opening for Sun Ra, they decided to annoy the audience by playing a half-hour rendition of Jocko Homo. They kept repeating the "Are we not men? We are Devo!" line for about 25 minutes until people started fighting them to make them stop playing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joc…
Today I learned about "The Forgotten 500" U.S. airmen who were shot down during bombing raids into Romania. Serbian peasants hid the airmen, at considerable risk, while the men, living on goat’s milk, had to build a runway large enough to land C-47s, without any real tools or alerting Nazis, for their rescue. historynet.com/wwii-book-…
A study found that wearing a tie can reduce blood flow to the brain. Men wearing ties & men without ties were scanned using MRI to measure the blood flow to the head; brains of tie-wearers on average received 7.5% less cerebral blood flow than brains of those with no ties. businessinsider.com/weari…
Today I learned of Japan group "Kakuhido" which roughly translates as "Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find Unattractive," founded by a man dumped by his girlfriend on Christmas. On Valentine's Day 2015, 7 men showed up to march in protest of the commercialized day where women buy chocolate for men. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
3 Florida men tried to steal honey from a hive of 20K - 30K bees in Pasco County; each man got about 50 stings from the honey bees. The men were hosed down by Fire Rescue & brought to the hospital. A neighbor reported that the men had been "covered in bees", but no honey was reported stolen. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
Today I learned of the KΓΆhler Effect: when one less-capable person works harder to match more-capable people in the same task. KΓΆhler Effect is strongest when a less-able man is paired with a more-capable woman, (thought to be because it's more embarrassing to men to be outperformed by a woman than a man). britannica.com/science/Ko…
Kazakhstan is the only country in the world that births more women than men (15k population limit) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Bragging was a virtue in medieval Scandinavia and some made runestones for themselves. "Vigmund had this stone carved in memory of himself, the cleverest of men. May God help the soul of Vigmund, the ship captain. Vigmund and Γ…frid carved this memorial while he lived." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
Muhammad Ali was a guest referee at the first WrestleMania. The match was Hulk Hogan, and Mr. T against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. Midway through the match, all four men began brawling in the ring, and Muhammad Ali punched Piper in an attempt to restore order. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
Men are much stronger than women in terms of hand-grip strength (90% of women in the study generated less hand-grip force than 95% of men for men and women aged 20-25) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
, that it was the Coptic Christian priests who castrated boys to become eunuchs to serve in a sultan's harem. It was against Islamic law to castrate men. youtu.be/XEDWaBmKpfY
Beauty and the Beast was written in 1740 as a critique of the forced marriages between 13-15 yr old girls to adult men common at the time. Later versions shifted the emphasis to teach young girls "good manners and how to deal with the idea of marrying young and being in an arranged marriage." glamour.com/story/the-rea…
Men can lactate/produce milk. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about body snatchers aka "resurrection men", paid men that were ought to do grave-robbing. These men provided a number of schools with cadavers, and members of the schools would use influence to keep these men out of jail. People (alive) used Railings to protect graves from body snatchers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
Men and women have buttons on different sides of their shirts because men had to reach for weapons and women had handmaids do their shirts up for them. today.com/style/here-s-wh…
George Hull, an atheist, after an argument about the existence of Giants at a Methodist revival, hired men to quarry out a 10-foot-4.5-inch-long (3.2 m) block of gypsum to fake a giant body was buried. Nearly a year later, he hired 2 persons to dig a well and claim that they have discovered it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Valentine’s Day in South Korea is a little different. Only women give gifts, not men. Women give men chocolates on Valentine's Day as a sign of love and affection. asiasociety.org/korea/val…
Men can very rarely have endometriosis. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about the Kazakh game "Kuuz Kuu" or "Catch the Girl." Young women on horseback use a whip to fend off young men on horseback who are chasing them to a finish line. If the man wins the race he is rewarded with a kiss, if he loses the girl gets to whip him again. search.globescope.com/kaz…
A person takes, on average, about 8 showers per week. Men average 9 minutes per shower and women 9.5 minutes, which comes to about 62 hours per year for men and 65 hours for women. klaw.com/do-you-take-a-lo…
The Prankster Horace De Vera Cole once handed out free symphony tickets to bald men. He painted a letter on each of the men's heads. When they sat in their seats their shiny bald heads spelled "Bollocks" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
During WWII to further segregate the Japanese that were in interment camps, the US Government gave them a loyalty questionnaire asking people to serve in the military and swear allegiance. The young men who answered no to both were called "No-no Boys" and were vilified even to other Japanese. encyclopedia.densho.org/N…
Men have nipples because we are all female until the Y chromosome kicks in. theguardian.com/notesandq…
The old estimates of manpower required to build the great pyramid were off by two orders of magnitude. According to a new "back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on simple physics", it only took 900 men 20 years to complete it, compared to the old records of Herodotus at 100,000. spectrum.ieee.org/tech-hi…
Bacchus Ladies are elderly female prostitutes in South Korea. They traditionally sold 'Bacchus' drinks, but the term is now synonymous with elderly prostitution. Ladies (mainly in 60s and 70s) solicit men in public parks. Most earn around $168 to $252 a month. nypost.com/2015/09/25/eld…
There is no established reason why men have beards. Possible explanations include beards increasing attractiveness to women (inter-sexual selection) or increasing dominance amongst other males (intra-sexual selection) by signalling sexual maturity and increasing perceived jaw size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The 2000 hit "Who Let The Dogs Out" by the Baha Men was a cover of a '98 song "Doggies" by Anslem Douglas, which was informed by a '94 techno hit by Twenty Fingers, which was taken from a '92 hit by Miami Boom, which likely was inspired by a '86 TX highschool football chant cbc.ca/radio/day6/canada-…
There are 80 silver goblets that commemorate the 80 men who flew the Doolittle Raid against Japan in April 1942. When a Raider dies, they turn the goblet upside down. doolittleraider.com/the_g…
In 2000 Glenn Danzig was asked to audition for the role of Wolverine in the original X-Men film, but declined. The role then went to Hugh Jackman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
Two men, Jinichi Kawakami and Masaaki Hatsumi, claim to be the last living descendants of authentic ninjutsuβ€”in other words, they are the world’s last true ninjas. In 2012, both men stated they would not be choosing an heir, thus likely dooming the ninja to extinction bbc.com/news/magazine-201…
North Carolina Congress man Robert Potter resigned from Congress after castrating two men he believed were having an affair with his wife in (1831). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Polygamy was legal in Bavaria, Germany after the 30-years-war. The war killed so many people - the population dropped from 16 million to 4 million - that in 1650 a law in Bavaria allowed men to marry up to 10 wives. genealogy.com/forum/gener…
Thomas Paine, one of America's founding fathers, was extremely progressive for his time. He advocated for the separation of church and state, universal suffrage, the abolition of slavery, and an early kind of socialism. When he died, only six men came to his funeral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned of the Oldest 100 Americans to Have Ever Lived, Only 6 Were Men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
During WW1 the UK and Canada had battalions comprised entirely of men between 4'-10" and 5'-3" tall known as the Bantam Battalions. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Ron Wasserman, the composer of the Power Rangers theme song, also composed the theme song for the X-Men Animated Series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Scrum methodology was introduced by Asian men, Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, in their 1986 Harvard Business Review article, 'The New New Product Development Game'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Almost all Balinese people (men and women) are named one of just 4 names; Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut. The name depends on the order of birth. volunteerprogramsbali.org…

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