79 Powerful Facts About Women You’ll Be Surprised to Know

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26US train introduction

When trains were introduced in the U.S, many people believed that that “women’s bodies were not designed to go at 50 miles an hour,” and that their “uteruses would fly out of their bodies if they were accelerated to that speed.”


27. In a Swedish study which studied 3500 women with breast implants and their cause of death, it was found that they were 3 times more likely to commit suicide when compared to the average Swedish population.


28. To get women to smoke cigarettes in the 1920s, tobacco companies devised a campaign of equating cigarettes as "torches of freedom." The campaign helped women smoking jump from 5% in 1923 to 18.1% in 1935.


29. When non pregnant people are asked if they would have a termination if their fetus tested positive for down syndrome 23–33% said yes. When women who screened positive are asked, 89–97% said yes.


30. When the KGB tried to blackmail Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno with videotapes of the president having sex with Russian women disguised as flight attendants, Sukarno wasn't upset. He was pleased. He even asked for more copies of the video to show back in his country.


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31T-Shirt

Wearing a white t-shirt with a large letter "T" on the front is scientifically proven to make you 10% more attractive to women.


32. The wrestler Mick Foley became a fan of Tori Amos in 1993. After meeting her in 2008, he got involved in a group she started to aid abused women. He has volunteered extensively, fielding calls from women in difficult circumstances, and logged over 550 hours on the phone over an 18-month period.


33. Seann William Scott, who played Stifler in the American Pie films, was extremely shy and nervous around women and did not have a girlfriend until he was 30 years old.


34. Due to the lax laws that pertained to divorce in Reno, Nevada in the early 1900's, "divorce ranches" were created where women, who were denied divorces in their own home states, could stay at, establish residency, and gain a divorce in Reno within the span of six weeks.


35. Army Officer Hugh Thompson prevented the deaths of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians including women and children, by a group of American soldiers. Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot, landed between the soldiers and the villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks.


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36Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to be elected to Congress, voted in favor of the original House resolution that ultimately gave women the right to vote. She later noted that she was "the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote."


37. Chinese silent movie actress Ruan Lingyu committed suicide at age 24 partly due to the stress caused by the Shanghai gossip tabloids exposing her private life. Her funeral procession was 3 miles long and three women committed suicide during the event.


38. 35% of Saudi women in prison are there because no male relative will collect them.


39. Michael Bay offered a $50,000 bounty to anyone that could give information leading to the arrest of a woman who videotaped herself throwing puppies into a river.


40. Male orangutans can be attracted to women with red hair. One male, Hsing-Hsing, has even ripped pictures of Nicole Kidman out of magazines and placed them in his enclosure.


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41Cussing canoeist

A man convicted of violating a century-old Michigan law against swearing near women and children challenged it in court and eventually won with the courts striking down the law.


42. MIT admitted its first female student in the 1870s as an experiment and allowed her to attend free of charge. Faculty members were against it but were forced to comply because they forgot to add a "no women" clause to the bylaws.


43. Richard Dawson (original host of Family Feud) was asked by producers to quit kissing women. He asked the audience to mail in what they wanted, 704 were against the kissing, and 14,600 wanted him to continue.


44. Gloria Steinem talked Leonardo DiCaprio out of playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, saying, "Please, please don’t do this to those girls. The eyes of all 13-year-old girls are upon you and you can’t play a guy that tortures and kills women." (Then she married Christian Bale's dad).


45. Zach Galifianakis pays the rent for an apartment for homeless women named Elizabeth Mimi Haist who he knew growing up. He's also taken her to two Hangover premiere as his date.


46Harry T. Burn

The ratification of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, came down to the vote of one 24-year-old Tennessee representative who, at the last minute, decided to vote in favor of the amendment due to a note his mother had written asking him to change his vote.


47. Claudius was the only one of the first 15 Roman emperors not to take a male lover. Others considered him strange for only being attracted to women.


48. Married women drink more than their unmarried counterparts, whereas the opposite is true for men, according to a 2012 study.


49. Princess sickness is a term used in China and Korea to describe a psychological phenomenon affecting young women characterized by narcissism, egocentrism and melodramatic personality resulting in individuals acting like princesses.


50. After a video that went viral in 2012 showing a bus monitor getting bullied by students a Canadian man set up a fundraiser to collect $5,000 for a vacation for her. In the end, they ended up collecting and giving the women over $700,000. She has since retired.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Most of your sources are Wikipedia. Did you write the article then go and write the wiki fact?? Absolute rubbish “facts” that are damaging to women, religious beliefs but most to human intelligence

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