11 Surprising Facts No One Ever Told You About Women

We’ve all heard plenty of stereotypes regarding women. While some of these are positive, others are negative. For instance, women are often depicted as irrational and logorrheic but also as nurturing and great at multitasking. While some stereotypes are completely unfounded, others may hide some truth.

Knowing how women differ from men and what makes them unique is crucial for better understanding our society. Here are 11 surprising facts no one ever told you about women!

A Woman Has The Highest IQ

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The highest IQ ever recorded was an astonishing 228, and it belonged to Marilyn Vos Savant. She showed adult-level intelligence starting at the young age of 10. An IQ over 160 makes you a genius, and this woman was seriously above that! Women are extremely intelligent, clearly. 

More Degrees

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College used to be an endeavor exclusively relegated to men, but that’s no longer the case. In fact, it’s beginning to look like the future of education is female. According to LinkedIn, women earn more than 60% of all college degrees in the United States. That makes women the more educated gender by far! 

More Mature Brain

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Girls’ brains mature two years earlier than boys’ brains. That may be why young ladies are typically more sensible and responsible, while boys tend to run wild! That early maturity has a lot to do with how girls develop into women as well as how women develop relationships.

Women Live Longer

On average, women live about 2-5 years longer than men. According to Guinness World Records, Jeanne Louise Calment was the oldest woman ever recorded, living at 122 years and 164 days old. Most women in your life will live longer than any of their male counterparts. 

On a similar note, a 109-year-old woman also mentioned her secret to long life was “avoiding men.”

Color Vision

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You may be shocked to learn that women see more color than men. As in, they’re able to distinguish far more shades than a typical man can. Color is linked to the X chromosome, so women are more sensitive to subtle variations in hue, especially in the yellow and green color range. 

More Rational

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You know how men always seem to call women irrational and overemotional? As it turns out, that’s a bald-faced lie. Science backs it up.

Women have a thicker cerebral cortex than men which actually makes them more rational thinkers. Maybe more women should be elected to political office and put in charge of world foreign affairs since they are so logical and clear thinkers!

Poverty Rates

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Not all of our facts about women are going to be upbeat. It is a sad fact that more women tend to fall under the poverty line. Women account for 70% of the global population living in poverty. This can be due to a lack of gender equality at work, crimes against women, or family divorce.

All That Hair

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Women love to switch up their hairstyles and get a new look. This is doubly true when they’re in their teens and early twenties. In fact, according to Candere, the average UK woman will have 150 different hairstyles in her lifetime. That is a whole lot of change over the course of a woman’s life!

So Much Chatter

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If you’ve hung out with women for a while, you might notice that the chatter never ends. Women have a lot to talk about. Women speak about 20,000 words per day! How many words do men speak? Only around 7,000. Women just have so many important things to say!

Equator Effect

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Studies have shown that the closer a mother lives to the equator, the more likely she is to have a baby girl rather than a baby boy. I know, this is a crazy phenomenon! I guess if you want to have a baby girl, you need to move to the tropics!

Stronger Immune Systems

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Several studies have demonstrated how women have stronger immune systems than men. However, this is not always beneficial. Why? A stronger immune response is connected with a higher chance of developing autoimmune diseases, such as type one diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, just to mention a few.

This article was inspired by LinkedIn.

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