20 Staggering Facts About Women That Can Knock You Off Your Feet
Published in Jun 2021 / Updated in Sep 2021
Even if you are a woman, something of these facts will surprise you. And if you’re a guy, well, let’s just say that after reading this, you will feel like you never knew anything!
Let’s start small. For example, some scientists claim that women with larger brains are more intelligent. Also, women do have a better sense of smell, a more developed intuition.
However, to truly get to know a woman is a mission impossible. Even psychologists and other scientists are struggling to understand how a woman’s mind works.
But, you can always try, and we shall start with 20 staggering facts!
#1 Fewer Clothes, Longer Life
British scientists created an experiment with 5000 women over 70.
It all comes down to chemistry – the leftovers of chemical substances that linger on clothes after washing start a chemical reaction with sweat. These reactions are harmful.
#2 You Can Stimulate Labor By Rolling Or Rubbing
One could induce labor by rolling or rubbing a woman who is in her final stages of pregnancy.
These actions release oxytocin, and that hormone leads to the ripening of the cervix and finally contractions.
An experiment in Turkey included 390 pregnant women. They were divided into three groups: one with uterine stimulation, one with and a control group with neither while being in labor.
The ones who were stimulated had the shortest time for labor and delivery.
#3 Women Have Poorer Eyesight
Two scientific factors clarify why men have better eyesight than women.
First, women live longer. And the aging process is not kind to our eyesight.
Secondly, women are more prone to some eye illnesses due to hormonal changes. This is so distinctive that there are 2-3 times fewer men with this syndrome than women.
#4 Blondes Have More Babies
Fair hair implies that a woman is more fertile. Scientifically, it is because light hair has a direct link to a high estrogen level in the gore.
After the first child woman’s fair hair gets a bit darker, it becomes even darker after the second. It is because the estrogen levels are dropping.
#5 Man’s Smell Can Calm Down A Woman In Love
Scientists from the University of British Columbia have revealed that smelling a beloved guy decreases a woman’s stress levels.
The research was conducted on 96 couples.
Men got clean T-shirts that they were supposed to wear for one day. After, the T-shirts were randomly given to women without explaining whose T-shirt they received. As a result, girls who got the T-shirt of their partners felt less stress during the test.
#6 Talking Is Pleasurable
Women indeed talk about three times more than men.
But, there is a reason for that. According to the book The Female Brain, written by female psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, a woman’s brain initially has more cells responsible for speech functions.
Also, women enjoy hearing the sounds of their voices. That’s why on average, a man says 7000, while a woman 20000 words.
#7 Animals Are Baby Reminders
When a woman sees a baby, she falls for its big eyes, high forehead, plump cheeks, and since she is subconsciously programmed to nurture, she wants to take care of that baby.
Similarly, some animals, cats, dogs, raccoons, have similar contrasting proportions and create the same impressions as vulnerable babies in need of care and protection.
Both animals and babies appear helpless, and women want to take care of them.
Maternal instinct is responsible for the on-growing trend of humanizing pets.
#8 Women Do See More Colors
Despite the eyesight issues, women see on average 20% more differences in colors and shapes.
So it is not just pink, because it could be hot pink, Fuschia, baby pink, and more. And whether it is cream or eggshell is a big deal!
#9 Woman’s Body Cannot Handle Alcohol
Of course, women enjoy drinks, but they are more likely to develop liver diseases, such as cirrhosis or hepatitis.
Women are not lightweight drinkers, but if you love your gal, keep her away from heavy liquor.
#10 Maturity Is Attractive
Despite our best efforts to find the fountain of youth, men are more attracted to mature women.
Women who gave birth or have a pear-shaped figure are more attractive. Also, men prefer women who are not on the pill, and they will sense all this in a woman’s odor and the pitch of their voice.
#11 Women Eat Plenty Of Lipstick
Women are licking off or eating with food about 4 lb of lipstick in their life. That is 533.76 lipsticks!
This number is on average, meaning that some ladies prefer not to use lipstick at all, while others eat their portion of them as well.
#12 Not Natural Risk-takers
The anterior cingulate cortex is the part of the brain that weighs options when deciding. It is larger in women than men, so some argue that this was evolution’s way of making women better caretakers.
A good caretaker is not someone who wants to be involved in risky business.
#13 Getting Their Men Fatter
Men in long-term relationships are getting bigger because women are in their taking care mode. Women want to take care of their men and make them better warriors.
Also, they want to make them less sexy for others, and it all goes back to cavemen and their partners.
#14 Style Always Wins
Women will take style over comfort. But, sadly, it is because of centuries of pressing women to look a certain way.
The media is currently exploring it, making modern women slaves to fashion, as much as their ancestors were attached to society’s norms and expectations.
#15 Women’s Brains Are Smaller But Denser
The female brain is 9% smaller than males, on average. But this does not affect cognitive abilities since the cell count is the same and packed densely.
#16 Women Are Great Inventors
Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper in 1903. But she is just one of many forgotten ladies.
Women are responsible for disposable diapers, paper bags, nonreflective glass, the foot-pedal trash can, the dishwasher, and many other innovations.
#17 Heels Weren’t Initially For Women
Heels were brought into women’s fashion in the 1600s to imitate men who wore heels as a sign of their masculinity and status.
#18 Women Are Better At Reading Faces
Since their birth, women are better at reading faces, voices, and gestures.
That makes them superior conversationalists and social leaders.
#19 Women Live Longer
On average, it is up to 2-5 years, but even some female animals outlive their partners.
Female orangutans and chimpanzees outlive their partners as well.
#20 Women Love Pink For A Good Reason
Women inherited their love for the color pink from their ancestors in their female lineage.
Female ancestors had to learn to distinguish ripe fruit from unripe fruit to keep their babies safe.
The color perception of women is much larger than for men, so there are almost no color-blind women.
So, admit it, how many of these facts do you now know, yet you were clueless before?