Some Facts About Women

  1. The word “woman” is believed to have derived from the Middle English term wyfman, broken down simply as the wife (wyf) of man. In Old English, women were described simply as wyf, while the term man was used to describe a human person, regardless of gender.c
  2. In almost every country worldwide, the life expectancy for women is higher than for men.g
  3. Worldwide, women are nearly twice as likely to be blind or visually impaired as men. Experts attribute this difference to the greater longevity of women (leading to more age-related visual impairment) and specific eye diseases that are intrinsically more common in women such as dry eye syndrome and Fuch’s Dystrophy.a
  4. Depression is the most common cause of disability in women, and approximately 25% of all women will experience severe depression at some point in their lives.a
  5. Approximately one in five women worldwide reports being sexually abused before the age of 15.a
  6. About 14 million adolescent girls become pregnant each year, with over 90% of those girls living in developing countries.a
  7. A person’s gender is biologically determined by the sex chromosomes, one set of a human’s 23 pairs of chromosomes. Women have two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y chromosome.a
  8. Women own only 1% of the world’s land
  9. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee
  10. The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth
  11. It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary
  12. In parts of Malaya, the women keep harems of men
  13. The two highest IQ’s ever recorded (on a standard test) both belong to women
  14. In Sweden, 76% of mothers work, the highest percentage in the developed world
  15. 5% of Hollywood feature films are directed by women
  16. Seventy percent of women would rather have chocolate than sex (Poll taken in a 1995 women’s magazine)
  17. Women have faster blood flow to the brain than men.
  18.  The longer a woman’s legs, the less likely she is to develop Alzheimer’s
  19. A Pueblo Indian woman divorces her husband by putting his moccasins outside the front door.
  20. Women can tell by looking at a man’s face whether or not he likes babies.
  21. The scent of a breast-feeding woman can make other women horny.
  22.  Women are three times more likely than men to attempt suicide but four times less likely to succeed.
  23. Women are more likely than men to hate the color orange.
  24. When a woman yawns she covers her mouth with the palm of her hand, not with a fist.
  25. After taking a bath, a woman grabs a towel and makes a turban on her head from it, at least for one minute. The reasons of such a weird Oriental ritual are unknown.
  26. A woman does not get mad when her underwear gets stuck between her buttocks. Women joyfully wear those items of torture called bikinis.
  27. A woman feels awkward if she does not carry anything in her hands. That is why they always carry their handbags around.
  28. When a woman dresses up to go out, she puts on a blouse first. Pants come second. Men work it vice versa.
  29. average woman owns 20 pairs of shoes, 11 of which they will NEVER WEAR!
  30. Women talk nearly 3 times as much as men. Research has shown that women speak an average of 20,000 words a day, with men at around 7,000 words. Apparently male communication is inhibited by testosterone
  31. Women spend an average 2 years of their life looking in the mirror.
  32. Stanford University researchers found that women have a classier sense of humor than men. They gave men and women funny cartoons to look at while having their brains monitored with an MRI. Men showed a lot less activity in their brains than women, who evaluated the cartoons with much more thought. So that’s why men enjoy the shallow slapstick humor more than women
  33. Women might be intrinsically bi: There are sex studies that indicate that women might bisexual intrinsically, no matter how they class themselves, while men are usually either gay or straight.
  34. Women smell better than men: Women are better than men at identifying smells.
  35. According to a U.K. study, women are better at parking a car than men.
  36. Men are twice as likely to be binge drinkers than women.
  37. Although men ARE more likely to suffer heart attacks, women are more likely to die within a year from having a heart attack.
  38. Women mature much faster than men.
  39. Curvy hips indicate smart women who will deliver intelligent children.
  40. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
  41. Twenty nine percent of women spend more time shopping for shoes than they do looking for a life long mate.
  42. According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
  43. Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.
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