Just like a good ol’ suspense novel, women are full of mystery. Their unique and intriguing personalities are fun to inspect but rarely does anyone manage to crack the code.
Okay, fun aside, women aren’t all that hard to understand. But if you want to know more about them, here are some amazing facts about women that will shock you.
1. The Mother Earth
Greek mythology is known for its numerous gods and goddesses. However, the first deity born after the chaos was Mother Earth, a woman named Gaia. She then gave birth to Uranus (the sky) without a male partner and then gave birth to the mountains and the sea, Pontus.
2. Girls Mature Faster Than Boys
You may have heard many people say this. And well, it’s true. Science dictates that the high production of estrogen in girls’ bodies during puberty results in their brains maturing two years earlier than their male counterparts. Despite this scientific evidence, leadership positions continue to keep going to men. Go figure.
3. Olympics But For Women
When the first Olympics were carried out, women were not allowed to participate or even watch. However, they were compensated by hosting an entirely separate event just for women which was called ‘Games of Hera’ which consisted of foot racing events held after every four years.
4. The Queen Of Scots Preferred Golf Over Her Husband
Mary, the Queen of Scots, was the first woman to be recorded playing golf - but the interesting part is the timing. It had only been a few days since the murder of the Queen’s husband and instead of keeping herself preoccupied with his burial proceedings or mourning his passing, she instead decided to play golf.
5. Lipstick is Witchcraft?
In 1770, a bill was introduced in the British Parliament that stated that women who wear lipstick should be punished under the law for witchcraft. Whatever the reasoning behind this bizarre motion might be, it’s quite clear that the lipstick was probably distracting the men a little too much.
6. Women Live Longer
It is reported that on average, women tend to live longer by two to five years when compared to men. Surprisingly, this statistic remains consistent throughout the globe–and not just for humans; other mammals like female orangutans and chimpanzees also live longer than their male counterparts.
So, what do you think of these facts?