Women also competed as gladiators in ancient Rome and there is a marble relief dating to around the 2nd century A.D. depicting a bout between two women dubbed β€œAmazon” and β€œAchillia,” whom the inscription says fought to an honorable draw. history.com/news/10-thing…
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…
Theodore Roosevelt's 1880 undergraduate thesis at Harvard was titled: "The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law" which argued for women's rights, including property ownership, and argued that women ought to keep their birth names upon marrying. theodoreroosevelt.org/con…
Argentina and Chile sent pregnant women to Antarctica to have their babies there. All to strengthen their claim on the continent. iceberg.co.nz/world-recor…
One of the 2 co-owners/founders of Macy's died on the Titanic, along with his wife, because he refused to board rescue ships before women and children were helped. His wife chose to stay behind because she did not want to abandon her husband, so they both died together aboard the Titanic. chonday.com/straumacy18
Growing up as a hungry child, Cristiano Ronaldo would knock on the door of a McDonald's asking if they had any burgers. A lady called Edna and two other women would then help him by giving him something to eat. boredpanda.com/cristiano-…
Sushruta, the first known plastic surgeon specialized in rhinoplasty i.e. nose reconstruction. This was important in ancient India as convicted criminals and women accused of adultry had their noses amputated as a mark of untrustworthiness. Rhinoplasty offered them a chance to escape the stigma. ancient.eu/sushruta/
The word "gorilla" comes from the Greek word meaning, "savage hairy women." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Today I learned about Taxi Dance Halls of the late 1920s and early '30s where lonely men looking for human contact paid 10 cents a song to dance with women for a few minutes. In 1931, there were at least 100 taxi dance halls in New York, visited by up to 50,000 men each week. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about the practice of widow's succession. This was a practice used by several countries in the early 20th century were if a politician died in office they would be succeeded by their widow. The practice resulted in some of the earliest women to hold political office in modern times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wid…
The British actually sent a spy named James Bond to Warsaw, Poland in 1964, where he worked at the Embassy. He was notable for his charisma and fondness of women. ipn.gov.pl/en/news/4634,0…
In the 1920s, one reason corsets went out of style was because they were made of lots of metal which was needed for tools during WWI. The U.S War Industries Board even asked women to stop buying them which helped them save enough metal to build two battleships. insidehook.com/article/hi…
New Zealand was the first Country to give Women the right to Vote history.com/this-day-in-h…
According to a study, a woman is more likely to give her number to a guy carrying a guitar case than a man holding a gym bag. Over a third of the women gave their digits when the guy was carrying the guitar case, and only 9 % shared their number when a gym bag was in sight mensjournal.com/health-fi…
There's a traditional "postpartum confinement" period of about 1 month for women to recover after giving birth, and in Asia there's now specialized luxury resort centers that charge thousands of dollars to take care of both the mom and baby for the entire period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
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-…
When French activist, feminist and playwright Olympe de Gouges wrote "Declaration of the Rights of women and the Female Citizen" in 1791, in response to "Declaration of the Rights of Men" of 1789 which came after French Revolution; she was accused of treason and executed. bl.uk/collection-items/th…
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…
Mary Wollstonecraft wrote a cornerstone text for the women’s rights movement in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley was her daughter. blog.nationalarchives.gov…
Statisticians, Ruth O'Brien and William Shelton, tried to make standardized U.S clothing sizes for women in the 1940s by measuring 15,000 women. They came up with a three part sizing system due to the diversity in body shapes. It was rejected because it was too difficult for manufacturing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S…
A study on workplace murders was conducted in 2015. Women workers were 20x more likely to be killed by a domestic partner and 20% more likely to be killed by another coworker than men. However, men were more likely to be killed by robbers, escaped inmates, and customers. bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/wo…
A study found out that hungry men were more attracted to heavier women than satiated men news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
The oldest recorded joke was about a young women farting in her husband's lap, and was written in 1900 BC. reuters.com/article/us-jo…
During the Depression, Frederick Mellinger, was fired from a job for proposing they sell black women's underwear instead of the basic white. He then joined the Army and found that men wanted to see pin-up girls in more risque lingerie. This caused him to make his own exotic line of lingerie. money.cnn.com/magazines/f…
In the 1700s, women's pockets weren't sewn into their clothing. They were a separate piece that was tied around the waist. In the late 18th century, clothes became tighter which made pockets seem bulky. This helped popularize purses. eluxemagazine.com/fashion…
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 1888, Richard Mansfield played Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in a stage production at a time when Jack the Ripper was murdering women. A theatre-goer wrote to the police accusing him of the murders because his stage transformation from a gentleman to mad killer was so convincing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In 2005, Costco sent out a recall notice for punching bags that were filled with used men and women's underwear instead of sand. Everyone that purchased the bag got a replacement and a shipping label to return the bag. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Georgia was so dominant in the world of Chess that the USSR, favourites of the 23rd Chess Olympiad, replaced player Nana Ioseliani with a Russian player to avoid the implactions the Georgians were better players than Russians. The team came in second and Ioseliani became a Women Grandmaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
Scheherazade, the storyteller from One Thousand and One Nights tells her stories (Aladdin, Sinbad, ...) to the monarch so that he would stop marrying and killing a new virgin every day after his first wife betrayed him. He had already killed 1001 women when they met. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
White women, especially those older than 35, have the highest rate of triplets or more urmc.rochester.edu/encycl…
Today I learned of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. He enjoyed a life of drinking, tantric sex with women and writing love songs. He also indulged in coitus reservatus. wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Da…
Computer science used to be a popular field for women to study, but it became more male-dominated in the 1980s as the first personal computers were seen as "toys for boys". npr.org/sections/money/20…
An Indian man developed a low cost sanitary pad for rural women because they were so expensive. The purpose of his feat was to prevent his wife from using dirty rags. His name is Arunachalam Muruganantham and Bollywood made a movie called "Padman" inspired by his story. youtu.be/zkQL7UJYDIY
The Can-Can was a particularly scandalous dance in the 19th century because women wore pantalettes, which had an open crotch, and the high kicks were intentionally revealing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
One of New Zealand PM, Julius Vogel, was a fantasy writer. In 1898 he wrote an utopian novel about a world where women held many positions of authority. Four years later, after 20 years of suffrage campaign, NZ became the first country to give women the right to vote. nzhistory.govt.nz/media/p…
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…
Today I learned about Whipping Tom of 1681, a nickname given to a serial spanker in London. He would wait for an unaccompanied woman, grab her, lift her dress and slap her buttocks whiles shouting "Spanko!" before fleeing. Vigilantes would dress in women's clothing and patrol the areas he was known to operate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Canadians secretly buried a Loonie at center ice at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Many believe it was lucky and helped the Canadians win both the men and women gold medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
The United States has a sumo wrestling team and foundation for both men and women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
Today I learned about the Mud Cookie, which is made from mixing dirt with salt and vegetable shortening or fat, is rolled into disks, and then is dried in the sun. It is cheap to produce and is eaten in Haiti, typically by pregnant women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud…
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…
Most high-quality hair extensions worn by celebrities are made from so-called "temple hair" sourced from religious organizations in India and China that shave women's heads for ritual purposes and then sell it to support the temple. theguardian.com/world/200…
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had blonde Swedish prostitutes flown in to Pyongyang for his use, and injected himself with the blood of virgins to stay young. When travelling by train to Moscow, Kim drank champagne with a bevy of young women of the "utmost beauty and intelligence" independent.co.uk/news/wo…
One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertalsβ€”a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy, fewer miscarriages. and birthing more children. phys.org/news/2020-05-wom…
The Great Slave Auction (2nd/3rd Mar 1859) was an auction of enslaved Africans in Georgia, USA. A slaveholder authorised the sale of 436 men, women, children and infants to be sold over the course of 2 days. The auction is regarded as the largest single sale of enslaved people in US history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Dracula was inspired by the real Vlad the Impaler, who supposedly impaled thousands of his enemies, including women and babies, and is depicted enjoying breakfast among the screaming agony of the freshly impaled. britannica.com/biography/…
Samuel Little was the most prolific American serial killer. He claimed to have killed as many as 93 women and the FBI has confirmed his involvement in at least 50 murders, the largest number of proven cases for any serial killer in US history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
British sailors on the HMS Dolphin in the 18th century discovered that native Tahitian women were eager to exchange sex for iron, and they began pulling nails out. The resulting trade became so extensive that the loss of nails started to threaten the ship's structural integrity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
The first woman to ever rule over Iran was of Italian descent. She is the first of only three women to rule in Iranian history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…

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