There are plenty of things about women that you may not know, even if you’re a woman yourself. Time to arm yourself with some rather interesting facts about the opposing (or perhaps the same) gender.
1. Female writers in newspapers
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest serving First Lady of the US. She refused to be interviewed by male journalists for newspapers as a way of fighting for women’s rights, which prompted newspapers to start hiring female writers.
Research claims that women have more nightmares and more emotion-based dreams compared to men.
3. Living longer
Women tend to live longer than men. The average life expectancy for women is 79.8 years old, compared to 74.8 for men.
4. Gone in a heartbeat
A woman’s heart is smaller than a mans, which means it beats faster to make up for the size difference.
5. High heels
While today mostly women wear high heels, believe it or not, they were originally designed for men.
The heel helped Persian warriors secure their feet when riding a horse.
6. Girl code
One of the first computer programmers in the world was a woman. Her name was Ada Lovelace.
She wrote the first ever machine algorithm.
7. Chit chat
Girls are known to be quite chatty, and the proof is in the numbers.
While men are estimated to speak around 13,000 words per day, women speak well over 20,000.
8. Dirty facials
In the past, women smeared their faces with dirt and sweat taken from gladiators’ skin, as they believed it would make them look more attractive and help with their complexion.
9. Less likely to cheat
Women are slightly less likely to cheat on their partners. 68% of women said that they’d have an affair knowing they wouldn’t get caught, which is a bit scary but much better when comparing to 78% of men regarding the same question.
10. Bathroom break
Women have smaller bladders than men to make space for the uterus, and as a result need a few more daily trips to the bathroom than men.