He died like a man

Some men will go to extraordinary lengths to prove how macho they are. Frenchman Pierre Pumpille recently shunted a stationary car two feet by headbutting 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 in 1995. 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 turnips, but then one man upped the ante by seizing a chainsaw and cutting off the end of his foot. Not to be outdone, Azninski grabbed the saw and, shouting "Watch this then," he swung at his own head and chopped it off.
"It's funny," said one companion, "when he was young he put on his sister's underwear. But he died like a man."

taken from www.darwinawards.com

to go all lengths / any length — идти на всё, ни перед чем не останавливаться
shunt - передвигать, перемещать
staked a strong claim to being - подтвердил своё право, считаться
turnips - репа
If you up the ante or raise the ante, you increase your demands when you are in dispute or fighting for something. (JOURNALISM) = повышать ставку
Not to be outdone- не желая, чтобы его обыграли


  1. Headbutting - an aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the head into the face or body of another person

  2. Double-click on the word thrust in the comment above to learn its meaning. ;)