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1/25. Pink used to be a boy color and blue a girl color, and before that every baby just wore white.


2/25. High heels were originally created for men in the 1600s. Women began wearing them to look more masculine.


3/25. Contrary to popular belief, young men are more emotionally affected by romance drama than women. This is based on research by sociology professor Robin Simon from Wake Forest University.

4/25. By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives. This is due to the one child rule, and the preference for males in that country, which has resulted in sex-selective abortion and infanticide.

5/10. On average, around the world, girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their family. Men spend 30-40%.

6/10. Cheerleading started out as a boys club, because it was seen as too masculine for girls.

7/10. According to theorist Judith Butler, most of the differences between how men and women act are actually because they were raised to believe they should perform a certain way. Masculinity and femininity are social constructions.

8/10. Despite popular belief, studies show men are not more flatulent than women. Everyone is about the same.


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9/25. The art of brewing beer was pioneered by women.

10/25. 20 percent of women in the U.S. earn at least $5,000 more than their spouse.

11/25. Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are.

12/25. For Valentine's Day, a poll found men spend an average of US$154 on fiances while they spend US$136 on wives.

13/25. Women who post a photo on Internet dating sites receive twice as many email messages as women who dont. On internet dating sites, men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000.

14/25. Women blink 19 times per minute, compared to 11 for men.

15/25. Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.

16/25. Women make up 80% of all refugees and displaced people.


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

Oscar Wilde

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17/25. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year while men cry between 6 and 17 times.

18/25. Most advertisements about the signs of a heart attack only show the signs that appear in men (chest pains). BUT women experience very different signs: have nausea, indigestion, and shoulder aches.

19/25. Women's hearts, on average, beat faster than men's. This is mostly due to their size difference.

20/25. The average man is 4-5 inches taller than the average woman.


21/25. Men spend an average of 12 minutes in the shower. Women spend 14.

22/25. Sleep deprived men are more likely to believe that women want to have sex with them.

23/25. While women's hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy are well-known, new research shows that men experience swings of their own as their partner's pregnancy progresses.

24/25. Half of all women who die from homicides are killed by former or current partners or husbands.

25/25. All humans start out female! For the first six weeks after conception, all human embryos develop as a default female child. After the sixth week of development, the sex differences begin to develop.


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