Women’s Day 2017

Each year on Women’s Day we take time out of our schedules to spoil the women in our lives and appreciate everything they do for us.  In the spirit of women’s day, here are some random fun and probably true facts from “did you know” platforms all over the world…

  • Women biologically need more sleep than men do
  • Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, but also the first person, man or woman, to win it twice and for two distinct scientific fields (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Susan Warren, a woman from Cleveland, USA, was arrested because she broke into houses, cleaned the houses and left a bill for her services
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked by the Dean of Harvard Law how she justified taking a spot from a qualified man while she was studying. She transferred to Columbia Law School and later became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Queen Elizabeth II has 4 drinks a day: gin before lunch, wine during lunch, a dry martini with dinner, and champagne after dinner
  • In 1961 a yoga teacher was able to convince hundreds of people that she was the female reincarnation of Jesus, creating a horrific cult in Australia called The Family, one of the only cults led by a woman
  • In 2006 a man hired a hitman to kill his wife. The woman ended up strangling the assassin with her bare hands
  • A study in 2012 revealed that women are better drivers than men
  • The first computer programmers were women
  • Women have twice as many pain receptors in their bodies as men, but a higher pain tolerance
  • Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women

Happy Women’s Day!

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