10 Surprising Things You Probably Didn't Know About Women

Cracking the enigma.

Ahh, women ... those mysterious creatures of the world. There is not enough time in the day to explain all the peculiarities surrounding them: their looks, their behavior, their history. 

But one might as well try.

People behind the YouTube channel 10Everything took that challenge and compiled a list of obscure facts surrounding the women "species." From countries that have leading numbers of female managers to first women at the Olympic Games, here's 10 things you didn't know about women.


1. Women have more X chromosomes, thus some of them can see 100 times the colors everyone else does.

The condition is known as tetrachromacy, a rare genetic variation that affects the eyes' retinal development and allows people to see a rainbow of colors where the rest of us, mortals, see a solid shade.

2. Women are great leaders. However, only 3 places in the world are really exemplary in recognizing their talent.

According to the Washington Post's report, 59,3 percent of all managers in Jamaica are women. Colombia is the runner up with 53 percent female managers and Saint Lucia, a beautiful tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean, is the third one with 52.3 percent.

3. Majority of women say they would not use the word "beautiful" to describe themselves.

The number comes from Dove's interactive poll for the company's "Choose Beautiful" campaign. Their research showed that even though 85 percent of participants said that all women have something beautiful, only a mere 2 percent perceive themselves as beautiful.

4. Their hearts never skip a beat.

The weight of an average man's heart is 10 ounces, while a woman's heart only weighs 8 ounces. To make up for the smaller size, they have to beat a little faster: the average heart rate of a man is 70 beats per minute and that of a woman is 78 beats per minute.

5. Women always have something to say.

Well, this one is actually still in question. Recent findings show that men and women use approximately the same amount of words daily, so it really comes down to the specific individual.

See the rest of the facts in this video below:

If you feel like these 10 facts are not enough for you to crack the female code, check out this list of 17 Things Every Woman Secretly Does But Will Never Admit To. It'll give you something to ponder about for a while.

(Cover image: Flickr / Iwan Wolkow)


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