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Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts You Didn’t Know About SAMURAI

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Pop culture would have you believe that the samurai were a noble bunch of honorable warriors who served and protected their communities. In reality though, samurai were jerks of the highest order, who abused the power they were given in ways that would make a bloodsucking parasite think they were overstepping boundaries. For example, consider…

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10. They Tested Swords by Cutting People in Half
9. Samurai Randomly Murdered People for Fun
8. Murder People They Thought Insulted Them
7. (Common) Women had to Pay to Marry Them
6. Wives Were Expected to Kill Themselves if Their Husband Messed Up
5. Bushido, and How it Killed Thousands During WW2
4. They Used to Shoot Dogs with Arrows, for Sport
3. They Used to Have Lots of Sex with Teenage Boys
2. They Refused to Re-Intergrate into Society Because They Felt They Were Above Working
1. The Kabukimono

Source/Further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tameshigiri
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5w6QBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA488&dq=Tsujigiri&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXssCc-JPLAhXGcRQKHbBQDp0Q6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=Tsujigiri&f=false
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5w6QBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA229&dq=Kirisute+gomen&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjF8N-0-ZPLAhXBWxQKHQSjAkwQ6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q=Kirisute%20gomen&f=false
http://www.japanecho.com/sum/2003/300518.html
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=v32oHSE5t6cC&pg=PA694&dq=jigai+seppuku&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLm5jHjZTLAhVkJ5oKHWO8DDYQ6AEINTAE#v=onepage&q=jigai%20seppuku&f=false
http://www.cracked.com/article_18510_6-supposedly-ancient-traditions-that-totally-arent.html

Samurai Used to Shoot Padded Arrows at Dogs


http://www.tofugu.com/2015/09/30/gay-samurai/
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_o73NOjb4p4C&pg=PA87&dq=ronin++criminal+mercenaries&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigu6z4pZTLAhXDJ5oKHYiaDF4Q6AEITzAJ#v=onepage&q=ronin%20%20criminal%20mercenaries&f=false
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6Kln-SUqKW0C&pg=PA4&dq=kabukimono+gang&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBv6arqZTLAhXod5oKHYUbD8QQ6AEILzAD#v=onepage&q=kabukimono%20gang&f=false

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=L8HtAAAAMAAJ&q=kabukimono+gang&dq=kabukimono+gang&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBv6arqZTLAhXod5oKHYUbD8QQ6AEIPTAG

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