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You always here about weird and wonderful facts about certain sexes and are constantly questioning whether or not they are genuine. But some are actually factual and there has been scientific evidence to prove that they are true.
In this list, we are going to prove that women have excellent multi-tasking capabilities and a heightened sense of smell. Most of you women probably already knew that! However, we now have the facts and figures to support the argument.
We know what some of you are thinking – why are these facts female related? But the truth of the matter is, is that there are a lot of unusual facts that are uniquely female and only relate to women!
We understand that every human is unique so don’t be alarmed if some of these facts don’t apply to you because they vary from female to female. Here are 12 facts about females that have been supported by science…
According to consultant cardiologist Miles Behan at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, because a females heart is smaller than a males, it beats slightly faster. On average, an adult females heart beats 78-82 times a minute whereas an adult males heart beats only 70-72 times a minute.
2. Life Expectancy
This is one of those facts that people always question, but it has actually been confirmed that women on average live longer than men. This is due to the women’s immune system aging more slowly than mens according to Professor Katsuiku Hirokawa of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
3. Brain Sizes
Although mens brains are slightly larger than women’s brains, the hippocampus in the female brain is actually larger and works differently than the small organ in a male brain. The hippocampus is the small organ that is associated to learning and memorisation.
These findings were conducted by Dr. Nirao Shah, Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Neurobiology at Stanford University.
4. History of Heels
Many of you might not know that it was men who first starting wearing heels. Elizabeth Semmelhack of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto said that men used to wear heels to make them look taller and as a symbol of statue. When men wore heels, they were considered riding footwear.
It wasn’t until the 1600’s in which women chose to wear heels to make their outfits look more masculine and as a sign of equality.
5. Lower Back Flexibility
Through evolution, women are needed to stay mobile during pregnancy. According to Dr. Katherine Whitcome of Harvard University, this is the reason why women have a stronger and more flexible lower back than men do.
6. Do Women Or Men Talk More?
Everyone will have their own opinions on whether women or men talk more, but we can reveal that it is actually women that talk more than me. However, there is a scientific reason why women are more talkative than men.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that women have higher levels of “language protein” FOXP2 in their brains which explains why they talk more.
7. How Much Do We Cry?
On average, when women cry, they usually cry for 6 minutes whilst men usually cry for 2 to 4 minutes. This research was found by The German Society of Ophthalmology. They also concluded that when women cry, they are 65% likely to turn that cry into a sob. Men are only 6% likely to start sobbing.
8. Length of Pregnany
After studying 1,500 mothers and their babies in Denmark, Norway and Finland, Louis Muglia and a group of researchers found that women who are shorter tend to have shorter pregnancies.
Most women, and maybe a few men, tend to believe that women are better at multitasking. And it has now been confirmed that that is true. Two experiments were conducted by psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Glasgow and the University of Leeds and they found that women are better at real-life multitasking and are more adept at switching between tasks than men.
10. Hip Width
A study was published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviors which made a correlation for the width of women’s hips and the amount of one night stands that they have.
According to the findings, women that have more one night stands usually have wider hips. Weird I know!
11. Sense of Smell
Professor Roberto Lent from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Brazil found that women have a better-developed sense of smell and there is even evidence to prove why.
Apparently the superior sense of smell that women have is based off a cognitive or emotional response rather than a perceptual response.
12. Weird Cravings
Everyone knows that when women are pregnant, they tend to get weird cravings. Well, have you ever heard of Pica? The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, stated that pregnant women are more likely to develop Pica, which is a when someone has intense cravings of none food items. These things include cravings for chalk or dirt!