Below you can learn some interesting facts about women which I’m sure will prove to be a hit. Women pioneers and events listed here accomplished great feats paving the way and building higher goals for women around the world today while others are just plain interesting.

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  • Adam and Eve? An August 2013 Journal of Science DNA analysis reports that the the origin of the first woman and man can be traced back to 1 woman and 1 man that lived on earth about 135,000 years ago.
  • On average, women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • On average, women get hiccups less than men.
  • The average woman is nearly  a full 5 inches shorter than an average sized man.
  • On average, women’s hearts beat slower than mens.
  • On August 25th 1932 Amelia Earhart became 1st woman to fly non-stop across North America solo at a record breaking pace of 19 Hours 5 Minutes.
  • Over 50 years ago Valentina Tereshkova was the 1st woman to enter outer space on June 16th 1963.
  • On June 18 1983 scientist and astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to enter into outer space.
  • Woman swallows $5000 diamond! 400 glasses filled with champagne during an April 2013 charity event in Florida each contained a diamond but only 1 diamond was real, at 1st it came up missing. An 80 year old woman accidentally swallowed it and although embarrassed she eventually told the event makers she had swallowed it while talking and laughing with other women at the table. The diamond was recovered by colonoscopy 2 days later.
  • According to recent census data in March 2013, about 6% of U.S families In 1976 had a woman as the sole income provider. That same census shows that 23% of U.S households today have a woman as the sole income provider.
  • A Duke University study says that women wake up far more grumpier than men. It also says that women need much more sleep than men and can have problems such as heart disease and psychological issues from not getting the adequate amount of sleep needed.
  • International Women’s Day is recognized on March 8th each year. Some countries recognize it as an official holiday.
  • For the first time in the history of the Olympics, the 2012 U.S Olympic team had more women than men. 269 women and 261 men.
  • As of July 2012, Marissa Ann Mayer (age 37)  is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Yahoo appointed her as their new Chief Executive Officer on July 16th 2012 which took effect the following day on July 17th 2012. Woman Power!
  • There are more women in the United States than men.
  • Wyoming was the first U.S state to grant a woman the right to vote.
  • Cleopatra had 2 younger brothers and she married them both.
  • Cleopatra first married at age 11.
  • Approximately 2 of every 100 (2%) women in the world have a supernumerary nipple which is a 3rd nipple. Be proud of what ya got.
  • Archeological researchers have made a recent claim to have found evidence that the Queen of Sheba did in fact rule over Southern Arabia which was then known as the capital of the Kingdom of Sheba.
  • Although highly unlikely to succeed in a Sharia court, in Saudi Arabia an old law still in effect says that if a husband doesn’t give his wife coffee that the woman can divorce him.
  • The origin of the word “woman” is thought to be wyfman, a term from Middle English which means wife of man.
  • There was a woman who was pregnant for 17 months 11 days and is recorded as the longest human pregnancy ever.
  • We debated about whether or not to post this one and I personally have a strong doubt it’s a fact (which means absolutely nothing) but here’s what at least a couple of the most popular informational sources in the world today have written (in a nutshell) and in the interesting facts website own words. One woman gave birth to 69 children (not at one time of course) which is the current record. She lived in Russia and 67 of the children lived beyond infancy. It’s said there were 7 sets of triplets, twins at a whopping 16 pairs and 4 of her pregnancies yielded quadruplets. Now if this is true, it’s absolutely amazing! This one was corrected from the original posting at which we had a much lower number of children but thanks to an intelligent visitor to the site which informed us of the cold hard facts and asked if we could change it, after some research it’s now 69 children. Unfortunately the visitor didn’t leave a return email for us to personally thank them.
  • The female sex sign is represented by a small cross with a circle on top. There’s a pink one on this page and this sign actually is the same one which represents planet Venus.
  • There are many moons and stars which have female names, but from our solar system’s planets only Venus is named after a female goddess.
  • Human women’s breasts are bigger from a proportional point of view than the other female mammals.
  • Originally, the differentiation between women at different ages was done in the English language with the help of the terms maiden, mother and crone. The maiden was the young girl which wasn’t married yet. The mother was the female in the years where she could bear children. The crone was the woman in the post-menopause period.
  • The average U.S. woman has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches. As for the weight, the average is about 165 pounds. This is 35 or more pounds overweight for the height and build of the average North American women and gender plays a large roll. This number will vary a lot in the world, thanks to the many differences in prenatal care and nutrition.
  • Almost everywhere in the world, women have a higher life expectancy than men do.
  • Worldwide, there are more males than females (100 men vs approx 98.6 women). In the US, women out number men by an average of about 4 million. As for the people which have more than 85 years, women are about twice as many as men and that increases with age.
  • 27% of the female deaths are caused by heart disease and 22% is caused by cancer.
  • Thanks to the fact that women live longer than men, they are two times more likely to be either visually impaired or blind.
  • NFL history was made when Shannon Easton became the first woman to ever work as a line judge official in an NFL preseason game. She was a replacement official in the 2012 preseason game for the Green Bay Packers VS  San Diego Chargers. The hat and whistle she used to officiate the game were kept by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum and will be displayed.
  • Katy Hayes of Texas is going down in history as the very first person in the U.S to have a double arm transplant attempted on them. Katy says she wants to hug her children and husband and to be able to wipe her own behind.
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