The former World Chess Champion G. Kasparov described Hungarian female chess player PolgΓ‘r as a "circus puppet" and said that women chess players should stick to having children. Later in September 2002, in the Russia versus the Rest of the World Match, PolgΓ‘r defeated Garry Kasparov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Jamie Foxx got the stage name of Jamie when he was starting out in doing stand up comedy and found out that female comedians usually got called up first on stage to perform. By choosing a more feminine sounding name, he tricked the promoters into putting him higher in the performing order. yahoo.com/entertainment/b…
Buddy Holly asked his wife out on their first meeting and proposed to her on the second. His manager disapproved of the relationship saying it would upset his female fans, so during his tours she was presented as his secretary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
Today I learned about Judith Catchpole, a young maidservant in the colony of Maryland, who was tried in 1656 for witchcraft and killing her newborn child. The judge summoned an all-female jury, who determined that Judith did not kill her child - in fact, there were no signs that Judith had even been pregnant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, best known for his violent gangster films, has used the same female editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, on every movie he's made since Raging Bull in 1980. theguardian.com/film/2019…
, Hatshepsut was the most successful female pharaoh of ancient Egypt. But after her death, her successor destroyed her statues to obliterate her memory. metmuseum.org/about-the-m…
A guinea pig named Randy somehow got into a female enclosure and impregnated over 100 female guinea pigs. itv.com/news/2014-06-06/g…
Henry Cavendish, noted for his discovery of hydrogen, was a "notoriously shy man". He communicated with his female servants only by notes. By one account, Cavendish had a back staircase added to his house to avoid encountering his housekeeper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
After sex, female armadillos can delay the implantation of the fertilized egg, choosing at will when to actually become pregnant. nps.gov/cuis/learn/nature…
The AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas changes the gender signs on bathrooms based on the gender makeup of a crowd. This allows them to provide more female or male bathrooms depending on the event. It also prevents long lines for bathrooms. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
The Beryozka or Berezka Dance Ensemble is a troupe of female dancers in Russia, wearing long gowns and move in very small steps on very low half-toe with the body held in a certain corresponding position, so the dancers appear as floating or moving on wheels. youtu.be/gwbcTYQ84dU
Today I learned about Dorothy Levitt, one of the first British female racing drivers. In her column for women she advised women on a car to buy, how to dress while driving, and items to bring, including gloves, an extra handkerchief, a clean veil, a powder-puff, hair-pins, a hand mirror, chocolates, and a gun. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Both male and female sweat have the same componds but in different composition. The difference in each aroma is caused by bacterial enzymes that changes the sweat to produce the smelly compounds. Women have a more oniony fragrance while men have more of a cheesy fragrance. mcgill.ca/oss/article/gen…
Today I learned of Cymburga, a 15th Century Polish princess who became the female ancestor of all later Habsburgs. She was "renowned both for her beauty and for her ability to drive nails into oak planks with her bare fists." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cym…
Today I learned about the Rat Park experiment by Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander. He built a Rat Park with food, balls and wheels for certain male and female rats while the other rats were caged. After offering tap water and morphine water to each group he found that caged rats consumed more morphine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
Humans have a faster reaction time to audio cues than visual cues. There is also a significant difference between male and female reaction time, as well as between sedentary and regularly exercising individuals. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
India has the highest ratio of female airline pilots (12%) in the world. cnn.com/travel/article/al…
The yapok is the only marsupial where both genders have a pouch. They are semi-aquatic. Females can make theirs watertight to protect young. Males store their testes in them when swimming to protect them from becoming tangled in vegetation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned about a "Rabbit Test", a now retired pregnancy test, in which urine from a human female would be injected into a female rabbit. The rabbit would later be dissected to annualize the effect on it's ovaries. "The rabbit died", used to be slang for getting pregnant. oncofertility.msu.edu/blo…
In 1920, the town of Jackson, Wyoming elected an all-female town council by a margin of 2-1 over the men, drawing the most voters the town had ever seen. Known as the "pettycoat rulers," the women served for 3 years and did a great deal to clean up the notoriously lawless town. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1991, at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 28 days, No. 1 rated female chess player Judit PolgΓ‘r dethroned Bobby Fischer as the youngest grandmaster of all time, a record previously held by Fischer for 33 years. chess24.com/en/read/news/…
Much of Vivaldi’s music was originally performed by an all-female orchestra at the Ospedale della PietΓ , an orphanage and music school for girls in Venice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osp…
Female snakes can decide whether or not they become pregnant after intercourse bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
Judit Polgar was the only female chess player to reach the top 50. She was the product of an educational experiment by her father, who wanted to prove that "geniuses are made, not born". As such, he decided to vigarously train his daughters for chess from a young age en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Studies have shown that in regards to what's considered an ideal female breast type, most people don't simply prefer bigger sizes. Instead, the most desirable breast type is the one where 55% of the breast is below the nipple while 45% is above it plasticsurgery.org/news/b…
A female tiger in India and Nepal killed over 400 people in early 1900's smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Iguanas know when their female owners are menstruating anapsid.org/iguana/season…
Today I learned of Encephalartos woodii, a near-extinct tree with only a single surviving male specimen. Without any female specimens the only way to reproduce it is to clone the male. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enc…
The female of the mayfly species Dolania dies within 5 minutes into their adult lives, just enough time to mate and lay eggs. Males fare better, drowning from exhaustion in 30 minutes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Spain had a guardianship system until 1985, which granted men near-total control over their wives and daughters. Women needed their guardian's consent to open a bank account, work, or drive, and men could legally kill their female wards for having extramarital sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
A study was conducted in an Australian University in 2008 found that "male science nerds" are most likely to be virgins and that female art majors were the most sexually active, but have little knowledge of what chlamydia is. The study was prompted by rapidly increasing cases of chlamydia. smh.com.au/national/male-…
Jeanette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress in 1916 - four years before women could vote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Color blindness isn’t common in females because there’s a low likelihood that a female will inherit both genes required for the condition. However, only one gene is needed for red-green color blindness in males. Globally, 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colorblind. healthline.com/health/eye…
The male β™‚ and female ♀ gender symbols were once thought by historians to represent the shield and spear of Mars, and Venus's hand mirror, respectively, but this theory is now almost unanimously rejected by historians. They are simply contractions of the ancient Greek words for those gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
While airbags can save lives, they can also kill you, or severely injure a person. Shorter females and children are particularly at risk consumerreports.org/car-r…
Shi Pei Pu, Peking opera singer performing female roles, caught French diplomat Bernard Boursicot in honeypot, passing as a woman, marrying him, retracting his testicles to keep illusion. Both were tried in France for spying for China on 1986, and Boursicot then learnt his real gender en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about Washoe, a female chimpanzee who was the first non-human to learn to communicate using American Sign Language. She learned approximately 350 signs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Bambi’s children actually had official names that were not revealed in the movie. They are Geno (male) & Gurri (female). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
Ships are referred to as "she" from long tradition that they are female figures (e.g., mothers) who guide and protect its passengers and crew. iwm.org.uk/history/why-do…
There use to be three genders, according to Pluto, M/M, F/F, and M/F. Zeus split them in two and this is where the idea of soulmates comes from. Eros (love) comes when you have found your other half, whether you originate from a double male, a double female or a hermaphrodite. sapardanis.org/2017/01/30…
Andre Agassi, one of the greatest ever male tennis players (and husband of Steffi Graf, one of the greatest ever female tennis players), wrote in his autobiography that "I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion, and always have" npr.org/2009/11/11/120248…
The fig wasp grows a telescopic penis and inmediately impregnates his sisters after birth. The female wasps then have 48 hours to find a fig and lay eggs bedore dying. trendsmap.com/twitter/twe…
According to the extreme male brain theory of autism, autism is significantly more diagnosed in males than females because it is caused by an exaggeration of features associated with male brains en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
Queen Hedwig, the first-ever female monarch of Poland, was coronated at only 10 years of age. Her father, King Louis I, wanted her to inherit his land and be his successor, despite the usual gesture of having the eldest son take the role (Louis did not father sons in his lifetime). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jad…
Female wallabies are permanently pregnant throughout their adulthood. They have two uteruses and can conceive a new baby before birthing another. nationalgeographic.com/an…
There is a species of parasitic barnacle that infects crabs by burrowing into their genitals and releasing hormones that trick the crab into caring for the parasite as if it were a clutch of eggs. This can happen to both male and female crabs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
The Sun Bear is the world's smallest bear. Adult males reach only 4 to 5 feet in length and can was as little as 60 pounds, and only up to 150 pounds. The females ate slightly smaller! nationalgeographic.com/an…
Having an 'androgynous' brain (based on connectivity between different brain areas) is linked to improved mental health. A recent study found that this 'brain androgyny' is common, with 25% of participants' brains identified as male, 25% as female and 50% a mix of the two. theconversation.com/male-…
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's grandmother, Lia Maivia, was one of the first ever female wrestling promoters. His grandfather, Rocky Johnson, was also a very well known wrestler. fabiosa.com/ctclb-rstbr-a…
In Albania, some women choose to become "sworn virgins" in order to live life as a man, get the rights and priviliges of a man and are, for the rest of their lives, never adressed as female again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…

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