Women are fascinating people. And with all they’ve accomplished and created in the world, you might wonder how they got their start.
With ingenuity, laws of the past, and some serious creativity, women have come a long way…and they have themselves to thank!
Take a look at these seriously impressive stats about women, our bodies, and more. These randomfacts will definitely make you scratch your head, but you know what they say: knowledge is power!
1. Women see more colors than men.
Have you ever gotten into an argument with a man about colors? Chances are, it’s because they couldn’t see what you saw! Women are proven to see 20% more colors than their male counterparts.
2. Women have a better sense of smell, too.
Ladies outperform men in this sense, as well! This is likely why most women canpick up on even faint scents first, whether they be pleasant or more of a stench.
3. Lady brains are dense.
In the 19th century, women’s brains were underestimated because technically, men’s are larger by 10%. But after further studies, it was discovered size had no effect on intelligence and women’s brains cells are just packeddenser.
4. Women have impressive IQs.
Of the highest IQ scores ever recorded, three are held by women, two of whom have scores over 200. In the 1980s, a woman also held the Guinness Record for having the highest IQ ever recorded.
5. Women speak more than men.
On average, we ladies belt out about 20,000 words every single day, which is a whopping 13,000 more than most men speak. Now if only we could get men to listen…
6. Women are the inventors of some pretty important items.
Did you know it was a woman who invented the windshield wiper? Females are also credited (but also overlooked) for inventing the dishwasher, disposable diapers, and trash cans that open with a foot pedal.
7. They took over the art of high heels.
When they were first worn, high heels were a status symbol for men. However, they became more popular with women when their power and sex appeal was discovered through pornographic photography andfilm.
8. Disney first aired the V-word.
The term “vagina” made its video debut through a cartoon film called The Story of Menstruation, produced by Disney. The film, made for school health classes, taught about the ups and downs of Aunt Flo.
9. It was once a crime to wear makeup.
In the late 1700s, a law was allegedly passed by British Parliament, stopping women from wearing lipstick. It was believed that women were using cosmetics to seduce men into marriage, which lawmakers believed was sorcery.
10. Four years of your life is spent with Aunt Flo.
Total, that is. Over your lifetime, a combined four years will have been spent dedicated to dealing with your not-so-favorite red friend. That’s about four years too many if you ask me.
11. On average, women eat four pounds of lipstick a year.
Yikes! That’s a lot of lipstick. But if you wear lipstick, you’re ingesting it with every sip of a drink, bite of food, kiss, and lick of the lips.
12. Women earn more than half of college degrees.
Over 60%, actually! Each year, women obtain more than half of earned degrees in the United States. Yet they are still pulling in lower salaries than most men, sadly.
13. Back in the day, products that helped women gain weight were quite popular.
In the ’40s, promoting products used to put on pounds and become curvierwere promoted on par with the skinny teas you see today. Women sought after more shapely figures.
14. “Burneshas” defy gender norms.
This group of celibate women live in the mountain villages of Albania and begin living their lives as malesat an early age. This helps them avoid old traditions where they’re seen as the property of their husbands.
15. The strange thing women have in common with a tomato.
Most women’s vaginas have an acidity level of about 4.5, a pH level that’s about the same as a tomato. This level of acidity allows healthy bacteria to thrive and grow down there!
16. A women’s attractiveness is linked to her fertility.
Studies have shown that the more fertile a woman looks — aka when she develops a feminine body or a change in voice and face during ovulation — the more attractive she is to men.
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