Some men will got to extraordinary lengths to prove how macho they are.
Witness Frenchman Pierre Pumpille, of Lyon, who recently shunted a stationary car two feet by head-butting it. "Women thought I was a god," he explained from his hospital bed.
Deity or not, however, Pumpille is a veritable girl's blouse compared to Polish farmer Krystof Azninski, who staked a strong claim to being Europe's most macho man by cutting off his own head. Azninski, 30, had been drinking with friends when it was suggested they strip naked and play some "men's games".
Initially they hit each other over the head with frozen icicles, but then one man seized a chainsaw and cut off the end of his foot. Not to be outdone, Azninski grabbed the saw and crying "Watch this then!" swung at his own head and chopped it off.
"It's funny," said one companion, "Cos when he was young he put on his sister's underwear. But he died like a man."
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