Fun Facts About Women You Need to Know

Women are interesting, but you need to read these interesting facts to really get an understanding for just how incredible they are. From their shopping habits to the weird things that happen during pregnancy, these are fun facts about women you need to know. You will appreciate them, as well as maybe making you scratch your head in confusion. So sit back and enjoy reading about the wonderful ways that women amaze us. You may even want to share these crunchy nuggets with a lady in your life.

Fun Facts about Women (Warning – some will shock you!)

1 Are Women Crybabies?

The average woman can expect to shed tears 30-64 times each year (the rate is 6-17 times for men).

2 Nothing to Wear?

The average woman will spend about one year of her life choosing the perfect outfit to wear.

3 Women and Illegitimate Children

About 40% of the kids born in the United States are born to unmarried women.

4 Women Outnumber Men in Some Parts of the World

Like in Russia, where there are 9 million more women than men.

5 Women Really do Love Shoes

The average English woman only wears 7 of the 19 pairs of shoes in her closet.

6 Women’s Ancient Beauty Tricks

Women in ancient Rome would use gladiator sweat as a beauty product to help their complexions.

7 Females Are Chatterboxes

Women speak about 20,000 words per day, which is about 13,000 more than men do.

8 Nearly All 20 of the World’s Richest Women Got Their Money Here

This may be from their husbands or their fathers as an inheritance.

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9 Scary Death Rates Among Women

Every 90 seconds, a female dies due to complications during childbirth or pregnancy.

10 Some Women are Making Bank

About 20% of the women in the United States make $5,000 more than their husbands.

11 Alcohol affects the genders differently

Alcohol is even more dangerous for women as they are more prone to liver disease like hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and are more likely to die from liver cirrhosis (a chronic disease). Women tend to weight less and the same amount of alcohol affects them differently.

12 Brain Size Differs by Gender

The female brain is 9% smaller than its male counterpart.

13 Women See Colors and Shapes Differently?

Women 20% more differences in colors and shapes, on average.

14 Women Consume about 4 pounds of Lipstick in their Life

It is reported that women lick off, or consume lipstick while eating that translates to 533 lipsticks, or about 4 pounds.

15 Women on average are more literate

Did you know that 80% of women in the world are literate, compared to 88.6% for males?

16 In the US Women are earning more College Degrees than men

There are more women in colleges in the United States than there are men! The only form of medicine that sees more women than men is obstetrics, of course!

17 Brain Structures are Different

The anterior cingulate cortex – the part of the brain that weighs options when making a decision –  is larger in women than in men.

18 Men tend to view a more fertile women as more attractive.

A variety of  studies have shown that a woman is more attractive the more fertile she looks.

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19 Originally it was the Men that Wore High Heels!

Originally men wore heels to serve as a status indicator of their status and masculinity. Women’s fashion copied this.

20 Women Have Better Sense of Smell

A heightened sense of smell helped our ancestors to survive and, as women were mainly gatherers, helped them to pick the right foods for the family.

21 In general, women are better at reading nonverbal cues

Women are better at reading faces, gestures, and nonverbal cues which is one of the reasons they tend to be more socially aware in interactions with others.

22 Women Live Longer Than Men

On average women live at least a few years longer across the world, and sometimes up to a decade longer, depending on the country.

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