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INTERESTING FACTS (10)

July 5th, 2013

  1. Wyoming was the first U.S state to grant a woman the right to vote.
  2. Cleopatra had 2 younger brothers and she married them both.
  3. Cleopatra first married at age 11.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The origin of the word “woman” is thought to be wyfman, a term from Middle English which means wife of man.
  8. There was a woman who was pregnant for 17 months 11 days and is recorded as the longest human pregnancy ever.
  9. 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.
  10. Human women’s breasts are bigger from a proportional point of view than the other female mammals.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Almost everywhere in the world, women have a higher life expectancy than men do.
  14. 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.
  15. 27% of the female deaths are caused by heart disease and 22% is caused by cancer.
  16. Thanks to the fact that women live longer than men, they are two times more likely to be either visually impaired or blind.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Charles Darwin married his first consin.
  20. Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.
  21. Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.
  22. King Richard II invented the handkerchief.
  23. Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israel’s second President in 1952, but declined.
  24. New Zealand was the first country to enfranchise women. It gave them the vote in 1895.
  25. Tomatoes were considered poisonous for many years in Europe and they were grown for ornamental reasons only. In fact, the leaves and stems of tomatoes are poisonous (but they can be used in moderation for food flavoring).
  26. Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and was continued only a 100 years later. Therefore, the leaning tower was never straight.
  27. Ancient Egyptians used slabs of stones as pillows.
  28. People have been wearing glasses for about 700 years.
  29. King Charles the Second often rubbed dust from the mummies of pharaohs so he could “absorb their ancient greatness”.

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