Mythbusters tested breast size and its correlation with cash tips received by a restaurant server – they found men tipped their large-boobed server 30% more, but women tipped her 40% more.
Most cave paintings were probably made by women. How do we know this? Well, on average, female hands have a ring finger that is shorter than the index finger (whereas in men, it’s the other way around), and this difference is believed to have been more pronounced among ancient people. Applying this rule to the hand prints left on cave paintings, scientists have come to the conclusion that nearly three-quarters of them were made by females.
When a woman is attracted to a man, she speaks in a higher pitch than she does normally.
Apple and Facebook have said they will cover the cost of freezing the eggs of female employees who want to delay having a baby while they pursue their careers.
John Belushi would sabotage anything written by women when he was on SNL, because he believed women were ‘fundamentally not funny’.
The average amount of time a woman can keep a secret is 47 hours and 15 minutes.
Khutulun, a Mongolian Princess, insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling, forfeiting horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors.
Chaupadi is a traditional Hindu practice that banishes menstruating women — considered unclean — from the rest of the house. Nepali women are not allowed to touch kitchen utensils, share the same water source, go to school, or sleep inside the home during their periods. Instead, they sleep in huts, animal sheds, caves or even in the open.
In China, women who remain unmarried until their late 20s are given the term “leftover women”.
Women have historically been barred from cooking sushi due to a superstition that their hands are too warm.