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10 Less Known Facts About The Complex Creature Called ‘Woman’

“You can tell a lot about a woman from her hands. For instance, if they’re placed around your throat, she’s probably a little upset.” 

Historically, women have been known to be hard to understand and hard to please. She’s a complex creature, and there may have been several times when you wish she was as simple as your cuddly pet. Wishing won’t get you anywhere, though getting informed will. So sit down with a mug of whatever it is that you drink, and get ready for a barrage of less known facts about women, the complex creature who (unofficially) rules your world. And yes, you’re welcome.

1. ‘Crying is cleansing.’ – Dionne Warwick

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Well, that explains a lot. Maybe the lure of cleanliness is just too much to resist! But seriously, you know that women are always ready with the waterworks, but did you know that they cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year? Though you might personally know a few ladies for whom that number is on the lower side; I know I do!

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2. ‘For me, clothes are kind of character.’ – Meryl Streep

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The sight of a woman staring into her wardrobe has astounded many a man. What exactly are they expecting to pop out of it, a lion and a witch? Women spend nearly a year of their lives deciding what to wear. Yes, ‘deciding,’ not actually getting ready. Although if the gorgeous Meryl Streep is their icon, then most men won’t really mind!

3. ‘There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.’ – Aristotle

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Before you get any sexist notions about women being concerned only with clothes, let us tell you that the first computer programmer in the world was a woman, Ada Lovelace. Yes, she wrote the very first algorithm ever and tried it out on her computing machine as well. We women may seem chaotic and crazy at times, but we do have a method to our madness. After all, we do get the job done in the end. Wonder what Aristotle thinks about that!!

4. ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ – Hans Christian Andersen

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No offence, Mr. Andersen, but that isn’t a likely problem with a woman! A woman’s daily vocabulary exceeds that of a man by a whopping 13,000 words. Yes, you knew she was rather more ‘chattier’ than you, but apparently, her quality of speech is much better than yours too. Touché, huh?

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5. ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food.’ – George Bernard Shaw

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The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or so the saying goes. But it probably works better the other way round since women have more taste buds than men. Another reason she turns up her nose at day before yesterday’s leftovers while you wolf it down without a second thought. Bonus tip: please don’t mention the above quote to her. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, that too for food.

6. ‘Your self esteem won’t come from body parts.’ – Stacy London

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We honestly wish more women realized the beauty of this quote. Too many of them obsess about their derrieres and breasts! Speaking of which, did you know that compared to other mammals, a woman’s breasts are larger in proportion? Apparently, the size has nothing to do with milk producing capacity and more to do with attractiveness!!

7. ‘My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away.’ – Jenny McCarthy 

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Umm, we’re not sure how reliable this advice is! But guys, just so you feel better the next time you let one rip, know this: women fart just as much as men and get this; they smell worse. Yes, apparently women’s farts have much higher concentrations of hydrogen sulfide. Now you have an apt rejoinder on the ready next time you’re accused!

8. ‘The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.’ – Calvin Klein 

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Yes, harsh but true; even an ‘au naturel’ look requires some work! It’s no wonder then that an average urban woman has 437 personal care products in her bathroom and dresser. Yes, we agree that’s a lot, and what’s worse is that most men can’t even identify the use for half of them!

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9. ‘Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning.’ – Yoko Ono 

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Sure, why not? Especially, if like the average woman, you spend 5 days a year looking in the mirror, then it’s worth our while to smile while you’re at it! This statistic probably has a good dependency on our previous fact; after all, you need to analyze the result of your hard work! But yes, don’t forget to smile!

10. ‘When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.’ – Zoe Kravitz

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In spite of all the cosmetics and mirror time, the fact remains that only 2% of women would describe themselves as beautiful. You can probably place a good deal of blame on the current representation of women in media and the disproportionate emphasis on looking slim or hot. C’mon women, be sassy and take Zoe’s advice!

Well, that’s quite a bit of information to take in at once, but we hope you have a better idea with these less known facts about women than what you started out with! Happy wooing!

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10 Less Known Facts About Women
Women are complex creatures, with mercurial moods. Here are 10 less known facts about women that might give you a little bit of insight into them!
Fabida Abdulla

Fabida Abdulla

Fabida is an erstwhile Software Engineer and current Freelance Writer cum stay-at-home mom to her boisterous 6-year-old. In between all the writing, baking, nagging, reading, and cuddling, she manages to blog a bit about her crazy life at Shocks and Shoes. []