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Added April 23, 2014

Gender Facts

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Sex and Relationships: Gender Facts

  • Although some women have matching breasts, most women's breasts are asymmetrical in some way.
  • In ancient Greece women banded down their breasts.
  • The first bra is credited to Mary Phelps Jacobs in 1913. She used two handkerchiefs, ribbon and chord.
  • Relationships can reduce the likelihood of depression and greatly decrease suicide.
  • Married men live longer than single men do.
  • Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress tradition in 1840. Before that, women simply wore their best dress.
  • "Tie the knot" comes from Roman times, when the bride wore a girdle tied in knots that the groom untied after the ceremony.
  • "Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride" was an advertisement for mouthwash.
  • Legend says that if a single woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillowshe will dream of the man she'll marryand wake up with icing in her ear!
  • The typical 65-year-old has spent 9 years watching TV.
  • 90% of bird species are monogamous.
  • 3% of mammal species are monogamous.
  • Gender facts: Men can read smaller print than women can, but women can hear better.
  • Gender facts: Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
  • Gender facts: The Pap test was invented by men.

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