Fascinating facts about females


Women are not simply curvy versions of men. The female body and mind is a marvel, and it’s no secret that men and women are different…very different. The differences between genders, however, extend beyond what the eye can see. The following are just a few interesting facts relating to gender diversity.

Health & body
• Women live longer than men on average because it is believed their immune systems age more slowly. (Source: Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
• Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, whereas men do so between six and 17 times. (Source: German Society of Ophthalmology)
• The longest human pregnancy on record occurred in 1945. Beulah Hunter carried her baby for 375 days. (Source: Time magazine)
• A female’s heartbeat is faster than a male’s. (Source: LiveStrong)
• Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of U.S. women. (Source: American Heart Association)
• Women perspire half the amount as men. (Source: Science Daily)

• Men, not women, were the first to wear high heels. (Source: The Society Pages)
• Women are generally very interested in and able to distinguish facial expressions, emotional tones in voices and nonverbal cues. (Source: Psychology Today)
• More than 80 percent of women wear incorrectly-sized bras. (Source: Triumph lingerie company)

Employment & money
• Women earn more than 60 percent of all the college degrees issued in the United States. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)
• Only 20 percent of women in the United States earn more than $5,000 more than their spouses. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

• A 43-year-old female school teacher was the first person to ever ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. (Source: History.com)
• The average woman in the United Kingdom will own 111 handbags during her lifetime. (Source: Daily Mail)
• Mini golf was invented because Victorian manners meant women couldn’t raise clubs over their shoulders on backswings. (Source: Curiosity.com)
• Women were not able to compete in the Olympic Games until 1900. (Source: Olympic.org)