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5 Pointless & Awesome Things Men Need To Know Today [17.10.16]

It’s time to relieve those Monday blues with this week’s edition of pointless and awesome facts for men.

After a toasty weekend we’re coming in hot with ten celebrities who you didn’t know were moonlighting. What do these business-savvy celebrities do with their hard earned cash? They get tattoos of course. And if you’ve ever wondered what were the most painful places to get a tattoo on your body, then read on.

There’s even something for the lovers where we outline the most common places to score an STD. Do you even procrastinate?

Celebrities With A Serious Side Hustle


Is it too late to say money?

You’ll recognise them from your favourite movies, TV shows, music videos and social media circles, but little did you know that these celebrities are also some of the most talented side hustlers this side of town. Here’s who they are and what they do according to Inc.

Bono: U2 frontman Bono is also the co-founder of Elevation Partners, a venture firm which operates in media, entertainment and technology with up to $1.9 billion in managed assets. In 2010 the company bought into $120 million worth of Facebook stock which gave them a 1.5 percent stake in the social media giant.

Leonardo DiCaprio: The veteran actor in the making isn’t just good in front of the camera. Back in 2011 DiCaprio headed a $4 million investment round in Mobli which is a Tel Aviv-based photo sharing app builder. His role there was to raise the profile of the app with his network of contacts and he did exactly that, bringing on good friend Tobey Maguire, Lance Armstrong and Serena Williams on board as investors. No word yet on when the Instagram-killing app will arrive.

Jared Leto: Serial investor and part-time Joker Jared Leto has over 40 investments in tech startups like Blue Bottle Coffee, HR software company Zenefits and video streaming app Meerkat. His biggest win was investing in Nest Labs, which Google would later acquire for a cool $3.2 billion.

Justin Bieber: He’s not the most revealing guy when it comes to his investment portfolio but Justin Bieber (yeah, that guy who pissed in a bucket and filmed it) made his very first investment in 2009. Since then the Biebs has put his name to selfie sharing app Tinychat, ratings app Stamped and the music streaming service, Spotify.

MC Hammer: You couldn’t touch him back then and it’s likely that you still can’t now. Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known professionally as MC Hammer, has had a lengthy stint in Silicon Valley without anyone really noticing. MC Hammer coached Tim Westergren for meetings with music executives in the early 2000s when Pandora was known as Savage Beast. He currently holds shares in Bump Technologies, Square and Flipboard.

Robert Downey Jr.:Life imitating art for Tony Stark is just another day at the job. In 2011 Downey Jr. founded Downey Ventures which offered angel investments to startups in the consumer entertainment tech space.

Most Painful Places To Get A Tattoo


Tattoos: No rib, no pain

Thinking of getting those Southern Cross Stars emblazoned across your chest? Stop right there. Inked have done a quick list of the most painful places you can get a tattoo on your body (i.e. places where you should avoid inking). Listen carefully to avoid falling to pieces and crying like a little bitch at your next ink session.

  1. Hands, fingers and knuckles
  2. Feet
  3. Elbow
  4. Back of the knee
  5. Inner arm
  6. Armpit
  7. Chest
  8. Sternum
  9. Head
  10. Ribs

11 Places Most Likely To Give You An STD


You’ll never sit in a cinema the same way again

Planning on doing the deed? Stop right there, soldier. STDs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. UKMedix who conducted the study amongst almost 2,000 people found some of the most unlikely and obscure places that their subjects caught the STD. From the office table to the back row of the cinema, here are the ten places and the percentage at which you’ll most likely catch an STD.

  1. At a friend’s house – 15%
  2. On a university campus – 13%
  3. Strip clubs – 11%
  4. At home – 10%
  5. In a nightclub – 8%
  6. On the beach – 8%
  7. At the office – 7%
  8. In swimming pools – 6%
  9. In the park – 6%
  10. Back row of cinema – 5%

How To Stop Being An Asshole At Work


Manners, young man

Your bad mood swings at work are contagious and can often affect the performance of those around you, so don’t be an asshole. The ABC have come up with a handy guide on how to leave ‘U’ out of c*nt, making the workplace a more harmonious place to conduct business and reel in the moolah.

  1. Be perceptive: Don’t ask your colleague about their weekend if you see them getting a serious dressing down from the boss. Wrong time, wrong place. Use your intuition.
  2. Let it go: There are difficult people in every workplace and the important thing here is to not take things too personally.
  3. Learn to say no: Working over time, covering for a colleague and generally doing jobs beyond your scope too often needs to be nipped in the bud if a happier workplace is what you’re after.
  4. Choose your whinges: There are good old whinges and then there’s taking on the role as Captain Negative. Don’t be the latter or you’ll find yourself friendless or worse, fired.
  5. Play nice: Small acts of kindness can go a long way in a cut-throat environment. Simply asking if a colleague would like a cup of tea is enough to bring you closer to a harmonious work place.

Most Common Workplace Anxiety Dreams


Photocopy room lovin’

Spending too much time with work colleagues? Things are about to get even more awkward. Forbes have outlined the ten most common workplace anxiety dreams:

  1. Being naked at work
  2. Being late to work
  3. Sleeping with a co-worker
  4. Chased in an office
  5. Feeling unprepared for a task
  6. Stranded in an elevator
  7. Can’t find the bathroom
  8. Computers and hardware not working
  9. Airport delays
  10. Losing control of a car




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