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…
George Washington was the first American mule breeder. However, his first donkey had a low libido. After much study, Washington discovered what got the donkey off: female donkeys, two at time. If the donkey had a clear view of them together he would successfully perform with female horses smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The first female pregnancy test was in the 1950s and involved injecting a woman's urine into a female frog's skin. If the woman was pregnant, then within 5-12 hours, the female frog would lay eggs. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Pakistan, a profiled Islamic nation, democratically elected a female Prime Minister in 1988 and 1993, Benazir Bhutto, thus becoming the first muslim majority nation lead by a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
In 2013, a wild male tiger walked right up to a tiger enclosure at a zoo in India. Attracted by a captive female, the zookeepers let him in through a door in the enclosure. He stayed for a month, then escaped by jumping the fence, then returned a few weeks later. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
There are 6 Korean Female Pro Golfers who all share the same name, Jeongeun Lee. To prevent mixups and confusion, they have been named Lee1, Lee2, Lee3, Lee4, Lee5, and Lee6. golf.com/news/why-us-wome…
Today I learned about Sandra Perron, the first female infantry officer in the Canadian Army. Viewed as a threat by the male officers, she was beaten, tied to a tree, and left in the snow for two hours without boots. Her experience forced the army to revise its procedures to prevent harassment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Orangutans are very gentle and solitary animals. Males live 90% of their long lifespans alone, only spending a few days with a female to mate before going back into seclusion. redapes.org/about-orangut…
Sir Richard Branson once lost a bet with Tony Fernandes on the winner of the 2010 F1 Grand Prix. The loser had to work as a female flight attendant on the winner's airline. Branson shaved his legs, dressed in drag, and hosted passengers on a 5 hour Air Asia flight that raised 200k for charity. cnn.com/travel/article/br…
Tomb Raider was initially going to give players the choice of playing either a male or female protagonist. Lara Croft creator, Toby Gard, decided to scrap the male option after realizing having two player characters doubled the amount of work required for the cut-scenes and also preferred Lara. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The Kauai' o'o's song was recorded before it went extinct in 1987. It captures the voice of the last known bird, a male, singing a duet and pausing for the female to respond. These birds mated for life. youtu.be/5THqAY3u5oY
The only female Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, was a Harvard graduate and served as PM from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. After losing the election in 1997 she went into self-exile in Dubai. She returned to Pakistan in 2007 to run again but was assassinated during a rally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
The Christian Cult called "The Children of God" encouraged its female members to enter into sexual relationships with potential converts to lure them in. Called 'Flirty Fishing', they 'successfully' lured over 100,000 men into the cult. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Some male Black Widow spiders have discovered a way to mate with juvenile females by using their fangs to β€œunseal” the genitals. This protects the male from being cannibalized. api.nationalgeographic.co…
Today I learned about 'Botanical Sexism', a process by which urban landscapers, in an effort to keep streets clear of seeds & flowers, plant only male trees. The male trees lack the seeds of their female counterparts & as the trees get bigger, their pollen counts increases which can worsen seasonal allergies. earth.com/news/botanical-…
The reason it's called "the birds and the bees" is because it's a metaphor for naturally-occuring events. The "bees" part comes from bees depositing the flowers (a reference to fertilization), and the "birds" part comes from female birds laying eggs (a reference to ovulation). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an all-female, multiracial band that toured in the Jim Crow South in the 1930s and ’40s, breaking both gender and racial barriers, with white bandmates wearing blackface to avoid charges of race-mixing. npr.org/2011/03/22/134766…
Today I learned of Aglaonice of Thessaly, an ancient greek sorceress, part of a coven of witches known for their abillity to "draw down the moon". In reality, Aglaonice and her female accolites were likely accomplished astronomers able to predict lunar eclipses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agl…
A 1998 space simulation experiment put 7 men and a woman in a replica of the space station Mir for several months. After 110 days, the drunken space commander had assaulted the female researcher, threatened to murder another, and one participant fled the experiment early. freethink.com/articles/re…
An unusual friendship between a Female Grey Wolf and a Male Brown Bear was spotted every night for 10 days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm to 4am. They would even share food together. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
In 2009, after previously having thrown off a 23-year old female passenger for dressing too provocatively, Southwest Airlines plastered a 100 foot long bikini-clad image of supermodel Bar Refaeli on one of their airplanes. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
A viking grave of a woman warrior was dug up, and contrast to the skeletal evidence, it was assumed to be male due to the weapons in the grave. Even after DNA testing proved she was female, claims were then tried to be made that the bones got mixed up. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The first female American astronaut Sally Ride was a respected astrophysicist and a top athlete. However, before her flight, she fielded questions such as "Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?", "Do you weep when things go wrong?" and "Will you become a mother?" from the US media. people.com/archive/cover-…
Only female mosquitoes bite. This is because they require blood to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes don’t feed on blood. Instead, they eat nectar and juices produced by plants. healthline.com/health/why…
Police Woman, a 1974-1978 NBC TV show starring Angie Dickinson about a female cop caused an avalanche of applications for employment from women to police departments around the United States & was President Ford's favorite show, cancelling a press conference in order to avoid delaying an episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
In the United States, 78% of people with the name Leslie are female, but in England 95% are male. forebears.io/forenames/le…
The first countries to elect females as the head of government were in Asia - Sri Lanka in 1960, India in 1966, and Israel in 1969. The first European country to elect a female head of government was the United Kingdom, in 1979 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Until about the ninth week of gestational age the external genitalia of males and females look the same. After this stage, the what ends up being the scrotum raphe (the vertical line on the scrotum on males) grows from the labioscrotal folds which grow in to the labia on females wikipedia.org/wiki/Develo…
Today I learned about the blanket octopus, named for the sheets of thin webbing between its arms. Females can reach over 6' (1.9m) in length, while males are approximately the size of a walnut. This is the most extreme case of sexual size dimorphism found in nature. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The Australian Palm Cockatoo is the only animal other than humans known to drum out a rhythmic beat with a tool/stick. First witnessed in 1997 they do this to attract females. api.nationalgeographic.co…
Cows are the female animal once they have had a baby calf. Heifers are cows that haven't had a baby yet. Bulls are the males capable of mating and steers are bulls that have been castrated (only removing testicles). The general descriptor for the species as a whole is "cattle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Male cichlids have oval-shaped dots on their anal fins called egg-spots used to trick females who are carrying unfertilised eggs in their mouth to think they’ve dropped some. The female will then place her mouth to the anal fin and receive a load blown into her face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
The number of men and women in the world is roughly equal, though men hold a slight lead, men (50.4%) women (49.6%). Males have a higher risk of dying than females, both in childhood and at adult ages. So at a certain age, the numbers of men and women even out. In France this occurs at age 25 ined.fr/en/everything_abo…
When flatworms mate they engage in 'Penis Fencing' - they stab each other with their penises, the one who gets stabbed first becomes female while the stabber remains male. youtube.com/watch?v=wn3xl…
Despite not having a nuclear engineering program (no engineering programs at all) Reed College in Portland, OR is the only liberal-arts school to have a nuclear reactor. It is run by undergraduates, and has more female operators than any other nuclear program in the world combined. reactor.reed.edu/about.ht…
Ex Bassist of the all-female rock group 'The Runaways' won 87k on Jeopardy and is now an Attorney grammy.com/grammys/news/r…
In the Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, which houses 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and is fully governed by monastic law, no women or female animals are ever allowed in, so as not to tempt the monks, with the exception of hens (for eggs) and cats (to catch mice) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned about Salps - a jellyfish relative. They asexually reproduce chains of clones who are all female, which then detach and breed sexually. After giving birth to a single asexual offspring they become male, while the offspring starts the cycle over. rnz.co.nz/national/progra…
Males and females finish urination differently. Specifically, males contract a muscle called the bulbospongiosus several times to empty the urethra, whereas the female urethra is emptied by gravity, and females do not use this muscle to 'squeeze' out the urine like males do. wikidoc.org/index.php/Uri…
Suzy Favor Hamilton, multiple time US champion and Olympic competitor in running, later worked as an escort prostitute, due to misdiagnosed bipolar disorder. After this was publicised, an award for Female Athlete of the Year named in her honour was renamed, and she lost her Nike sponsorship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
Blanket octopus females, can reach nearly seven feet in length, compared with males that are about 0.9 inch long. They're also 40,000 times heavier than the male. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The story "the vibrator was invented by doctors for giving female patients orgasms to treat hysteria" was a myth. bbc.com/future/article/20…
A young female Arctic fox fitted with a tracking device trekked 2,175 miles from Norway to Canada in 76 days, settling on Ellesmere Island in Canada. She traveled an average of 28 miles/day with a maximum pace of 96 miles/day, outpacing a previously tracked adult male fox by 1.4 times. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Many female workers at RavensbrΓΌck concentration were forced to produce army uniforms for the Nazis. They deliberately sabotaged them. An example of this is that they made the heels of socks too narrow or defective. This gave soldiers painful blisters on their feet. repository.canterbury.ac.…
In WW2 a female feudal lord took control over 275 Nazis to force them to fix up her island after German occupation ended in Sark mentalfloss.com/article/5…
'Peacock' only describes the males of the 'Peafowl' species; the females are 'Peahens'. britannica.com/animal/pea…
Female anaconda sometimes eats the smaller male after mating, Sexual cannibalism provides female anacondas with a lot of nutrients, useful for them because they fast for seven months while pregnant. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
[]There's only one female crash dummy. Women are 74% more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash in the US. businessinsider.com/women…
A group of young male elephants were rejected by the local females at a new reserve. The young males then accidentally killed 17 rhinos by trying to have sex with them. When parents were brought in this stopped immediately. nature-reserve.co.za/oper…
The 1989 teen fantasy comedy "Teen Witch" was originally pitched as the female version of "Teen Wolf" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Marijuana flowers are either male or female. Many marijuana plants have either only male or only female flowers, but some have both on the same plant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Today I learned that Octopi lay eggs. Further, after the female octopi lays 1st her batch of eggs, they stop eating and begin to wither away and die. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Surrealist artist Salvador Dali had a pet anteater, delivered an art lecture wearing a full diving suit with two Russian wolfhounds at his side, and had a lifelong disgust for female genitalia after stumbling upon a picture book of venereal diseases as a child en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
There are some parts of the world (including rural parts of India) that consider menstruation as a huge taboo. It is not openly discussed between females and some males even consider period as an illness. Sanitary pad is still a foreign object for them. youtu.be/Lrm2pD0qofM
The story that Victorian-era doctors used vibrators to treat female "hysteria" is an historical myth journalofpositivesexualit…
In 1786, Hannah Ocuish confessed to beating and choking 6 year old Eunice Bolles to death over strawberries. Ocuish would become the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States (12 years 9 months) and the last female to be executed in Connecticut. courant.com/news/connecti…
Today I learned about Murray Hall (1841 - 1901), a trans man who served as a New York politician for nearly 25 years, was married twice to women, and had an adopted daughter who had no idea he was assigned female at birth until it was discovered upon his death. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Baby bunnies are called kittens, the female rabbit is a doe and the male is a buck mtmarthavet.com.au/baby-r…
Today I learned about Sarah Rosetta Wakeman who was a woman that served in the Union Army During the American Civil War. Serving under a fake name, she was given the position of prison guard. During here time at the prison one of the female inmates there was doing time for the same crime she was committing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The male of a tiny Australian marsupial species called the antechinus goes into a mating frenzy once in its short life and has sex with as many females as possible until its body disintegrates. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of Frasier the Sensuous Lion. He was an 18 y.o. lion (human equivalent of 80) who was adopted by a pride of females at an animal park. He was blind, had no teeth, and could barely walk, but ended up siring 35 cubs. kimcampion.com/miscellane…
When a male giraffe is looking to impregnate a female, it brushes her read end with his nose to prompt urination. When she starts to pee, the male tastes the urine so he can the detect hormones that confirm whether she is ready to mate. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
Male water striders intimidate the female to have sex with them by tapping on the water to attract predators ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Bald eagles share parenting duties: The male and the female take turns incubating the eggs, and they both feed their young. They usually mate for life too. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The world’s first Chinatown was established in Manila in 1594. In 1861, a villager from the Chinese province of Fujian sailed to Philippines. He would become the great-grandfather of the first female Philippines president, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino aljazeera.com/indepth/inp…
Alabama and Texas have each had 2 female governors, Kansas has had 3, Arizona 4, and California has had 0. cawp.rutgers.edu/history-…
Some dolphins form boy bands to that sing together to attract females and these "bands" can stick together for decades smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The psychedelic furs song β€œPretty in Pink” inspired the 80’s cult classic of the same name. But, the song is not about a dress, it refers to the beauty of the nude female body. The popularity of the song with young girls alienated the band’s older fan base. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2009, three New Zealand blue ducks - two males and a female - were kept in a breeding program in England. However, the program was derailed (despite the efforts of the breeders and even the female duck) when the two male ducks hooked up with each other instead of with the female. blogs.scientificamerican.…
James Barry - a military surgeon, born in 1789, who did first successful caesarean section in Africa, was a female. history.com/.amp/news/the…
A blond-haired doll in Nazi SS uniform is on display at RavensbrΓΌck, a concentration camp staffed by female guards dw.com/en/ravensbr%C3%BCc…
Some of the oldest preserved female litterature come from poems by early Buddhist nuns in 6th century BCE (2500 years ago!). The women express their spiritual equality to men, and issues such as child mortality. They also discuss the role and abilities women in society en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1162 in revenge for insulting his wife, The Holy Roman Emperor forced every resident of Milan who wished to live to pluck a fig placed into the genitals of a female mule. alphahistory.com/pastpecu…
The first female fighter pilot in the world was Sabiha GΓΆkΓ§en, adopted daughter of Mustafa Kemal AtatΓΌrk, founder of modern Turkey. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabiha…
Figs are only possible because of fig wasps. Females enter a fig, to lay her eggs and pollinate the fruit. She dies, her eggs hatch, the male mates with the female hatchlings and chew escape holes for females to leave and lay her eggs in another fig. Too tired, the males die in the fig as well. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Today I learned about the disparity between male and female Blanket Octopus. A female can grow up to 2 metres in height, whereas a male can only grow around 2.4 centimetres. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The sex of a sea turtle is determined by the temperature of the egg. Below 81.86Β°F the hatchling will be male, above 87.8Β°F the hatchling will be female oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Today I learned of "The Golden Ratio" of Male Versus Female Speed Records for Swimming and Running: Females Tend to Set Times at 90% of the Male Equivalent. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Today I learned of Worker Policing. A brutal regulatory system in hives by which female workers will attach their queen and eat her sons if there are too many compared to their own sons, and sometimes will eat their own if the Queen's eggs are too few. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Because mountain lions usually wander the wilderness alone, scent scraping sometimes isn’t enough to locate each other for mating. A female mountain lion will ascend to a high elevation and call to a male by caterwauling, a loud blood-curdling screeching cry that can be heard up to 5 miles away. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
During WWI, the British Army had a group of entertainers assigned to every division. They offered soldiers a respite from war, reminded them of home, and provided a neutral outlet to air grievances. "The Diamond Troupe" was most famous because of their female impersonator and trick cyclist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A female cat can get pregnant by multiple male cats modkat.com/blogs/modkat-p…
New Mexico whiptail lizard is an all female species. Their eggs develop without being fertilized and all of their offspring are female. By nature, they only have same-sex relationship. researchfrontiers.uark.ed…
The penis of a male Damselfly is equipped with a spoon-like structure to remove any sperm left by other males while depositing his own sperm inside of the female Damselfly. It is the only known animal to have this function. science.sciencemag.org/co…
A Peacock is a male Peafowl. A Peahen is a female, and together they have Peachicks. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Historically, the Venus Flytrap was also known by the slang term "tipitiwitchet" or "tippity twitchet", a reference to the plant's resemblance to human female genitalia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Some, but not all, horses have canine teeth. The males normally have a full set of 4, whereas fewer than 28% of the females may only have 1 or 2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Female monarch butterflies feed in part on male sperm, which is digested in a special organ in a reproductive system, bursa copulatrix. The ejaculate weighs 23% of adult monarch male weight. d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront…
Ethinlyestradiol (EE2) can cause impaired sexual differentiation in male embryos. Said embryos are intersex, genetically male but physically female. sciencedirect.com/science…
The ratio between the index finger and the ring finger is affected by testosterone in the womb. People with longer ring fingers are more likely to be masculine, aggressive, have autism, have longer penises (if they're male) and be lesbians (if they're female). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
Ilya Ivanov, a Russian and Soviet biologist, specialized in the field of artificial insemination and the interspecific hybridization of animals. He is famous for his controversial attempts to create a human-ape hybrid by inseminating three female chimpanzees with human sperm (with no results). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ily…
The hands of Winifred Atwell, one of the UK's most successful pianists of all time, were famously insured by Lloyd's of London for Β£40,000 with her policy stipulating that she was never to wash any dishes. She remains the only female instrumentalist to have a UK Singles Chart No.1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Today I learned a cult called "The Family" believed their leader, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, was Jesus reincarnated as a female and her inner circle was the reincarnated disciples of Jesus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Male Western parotia bird appears like a ballet dancer while performing courtship display to attract female. He just doesn't perform, but rehearses in advance and ensures the perching spot is clean for the female to watch the show comfortably. The endemic species belongs to birds of paradise. youtube.com/watch?v=iTmHt…
Today I learned about Klepetan, a male stork who migrates from South Africa to Croatia every year for the last 15 years to be with Melena, a female stork who can't fly after being shot by a hunter. She lives indoors until his return and they stay in a nest on a roof until he leaves. They've had over 40 babies. total-croatia-news.com/li…
Weenie, the dog from 2001 educational kids programming show Oswald, was actually female en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osw…
The term "goose" is properly used for a female bird, while "gander" refers specifically to a male. Young birds before fledging are called goslings. A group on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
In 1590 there was a Hungarian noblewoman named Elizabeth BΓ‘thory, aka Countess Dracula. She has the Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer of all time. The highest number of victims cited during her trial was 650, most of them servant girls aged 10 to 14 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned of a unique species of lobsters that are not only coloured differently, but half of their body is male and half of it is female - they are called "gynandromorphs" researchgate.net/figure/G…

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