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5 Pointless & Awesome Things Men Need To Know Today [07.11.16]

It’s time to get procrastinating for another week with a new edition of Pointless & Awesome facts for men.

As we head closer to the final result of American elections and Trump’s scare, we’re taking a look at the countries with the highest number of political assassinations, the weirdest beer flavours ever created and cute animals you’d die for – literally.

Countries With The Most Political Assassinations

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Regardless of whether you’re a Republican or Democrats supporter, no one wants to see a candidate rushed off stage in a flurry of Secret Service agents to avoid iminent danger. That’s exactly what happened to Trump on the weekend and to highlight the not-so-awesome fact that assassinations are still real in the modern western world, we’re taking a look at the countries with the highest number of political hits. It’s kind of freaky when you actually see the figures.

#1 America – 56 killed
#2 Japan – 45 killed
#3 Italy – 43 killed
#4 Russia – 41 killed
#5 France 37 killed
#6 UK – 33 killed
#7 Israel – 30 killed
#8 Sri Lanka 23 killed
#9 Turkey 22 killed
#10 Germany 22 killed

World’s Weirdest Beer Flavours

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Ah beer. It’s the gold stuff that’ll make any grown man weep tears of joy on a hot summer’s day. Lest we forget, there are also rebels out there. People who call themselves creators and crafty pioneers of this magical beverage…and fucked up as a result. Say hellow to these ten weird beer flavours you can actually buy, shall you be brave enough.

#1 New Belgium x Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale
#2 Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
#3 Mamma Mia Pizza Beer
#4 Matso’s Chilli Beer
#5 Angel City Avacado Beer
#6 Short’s Brew Key Lime Pie
#7 Peanut Butter Cup Porter
#8 Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
#9 Snake Venom Beer
#10 Southern Tier Creme Brulee

Two Scientifically Creepy Places In America

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Quietest Room In The World: Walking into a eery alley way isn’t scary. Walking into Minnesota’s Orfield Laboratories is. Inside the research centre is the lab’s  anechoic chamber, a room which has been designed to have no echo and is made to absorb just about 99.99% of all sound made inside. This phenomenon is created with thick foam wedges which line every surface, allowing the occupant to hear things such as their heart beating, the breathing flow and your digestive system at work. The stint can get even weirder when lab founder Steven Orfield decides to turn off the lights. Most don’t make it past a few miniutes in this Guinness record holder as the quietest place in the world.

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden: You might’ve loved dodging them as a kid in the Super Mario Bros. game series, but in reality a quaint space in North Carolina is actually home to this nightmare – a garden overrun by meat-eating flora. The carnivorous garden was started by green thumb Stanley Rehder who eventually died in 2012, leaving his hungry plantation behind to thrive. There’s over 1,000 flytraps in the area which can catch anything from insects to frogs. It’s still working on humans.

What The Colour Of Your Tie Says About You

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Think that tie around your neck has no significance into the traits of your soul? You’d be wrong. The BBC conducted a study a few years back which linked the colour of a man’s tie to his drive and motivation. Here’s what it all means.

Red – Strength, power, passion. Darker reds such as burgundy can be used to build trust whilst lgihter shades of red (and pink) shows off a tendency for creativity.

Purple – You’re comfortable in your own skin and someone worth building a relationship with.

Black – Very formal and authoritative. Similar to the power tie but with less tolerance.

Blue – This colour tie reminds people of the sky and sea, allowing for a calming effect. In other words, it’s the safest tie colour to wear.

Cute Animals You Didn’t Know Were Poisonous

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Don’t mess with Mother Nature or she will mess you up with these cute animals with a killer streak. That’s right, cute cuddly animals which are venomous.

Platypus: Picture a duck with a seal’s body and you have the Australian animal known as the Platypus. They can however kill you if they want, with males hiding a spur behind each heel. Luckily the flipper dwellers aren’t known for being overly aggressive and their sting is not deadly to humans. What it is used for is fighting off their competition during mating season.

Slow Loris: Don’t let the name fool you, the Slow Loris is a venomous mammal which produces a toxin on the inside of its elbows. They use this to smear on their offspring to prevent them from being eaten by predators. they can also lick the poison and hold it in their mouths, ensuring that their bite is now laced with the bad stuff.

Hooded Pitohui: This cute little song bird from New Guinea packs a powerful punch in the form of a poison called homobatrachotoxin. It’s the same stuff found in South American dart frogs and the only way it could do real damage? The bird will have to be eaten in its entirety by a predator. The poison can also be transferred to humans if they’re handled.

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