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  • The human body is undoubtedly an incredible thingbut the female body is extra amazing. Not only can  

  • the female body grow entire human beings from  scratch, ensuring the survival of our entire  

  • species in the process, but women's bodies can do  plenty of other crazy, impressive and downright  

  • strange things. You won't believe some of these  incredible and weird facts about the female body!

  • It's a well-documented fact that  women tend to live longer than men.  

  • While American men can expect to live until the  age of 76, the life expectancy for an American  

  • woman is a full 5 years longer at age 81. There  are many reasons for the difference in life  

  • expectancy between men and women, and it's not  just that women tend to take less risks than men.  

  • One of the major factors is the fact that women  are better at fighting off infections than men.

  • The female immune system is stronger than  the immune system of men, thanks to the fact  

  • that the hormone estrogen suppresses an enzyme  that can get in the way of our body's defences  

  • against bacteria and viruses. Women can also  thank their higher levels of estrogen for  

  • being significantly better at surviving traumatic  injuries than men. Women recover faster from their  

  • injuries and are more resistant to infectionsNo one is sure why exactly this is the case,  

  • but it might be the female body's way of  providing extra protection for any children  

  • the woman might be carrying. Plus, regular sex  can help boost a woman's immune system even more!

  • There's plenty of anecdotal evidence to  suggest that men and women think differently,  

  • but the science shows that there actually are  differences between the male and female brain.  

  • For one thing, women regularly outdo men on  memory tests. It turns out that women aren't just  

  • better at remembering to-do lists, but are also  better than men at remembering names and faces.  

  • And it's not just remembering faces that women  excel at - they are better at reading them too.  

  • Women can read emotional cues from facial  expressions much more accurately than men,  

  • which might be why they tend to  be more empathetic on average.

  • Science has also conclusively proven what  we all already know - that women are better  

  • listeners than men. Researchers at the  Indiana University School of Medicine  

  • used an fMRI machine to track brain  activity while participants listened  

  • to someone read aloud a passage from a novel. As  men listened, the left side of their brain - the  

  • area associated with listening and speechshowed increased activity. Women, however,  

  • showed activity in both the left side and the  right side, the side associated with creativity  

  • and expression. In fact, women use both sides  of their brain much more often than men do,  

  • which could be why they tend to  be so much better at multitasking.

  • Women don't just listen better, they're  also better with words than men.  

  • Women have larger frontal and temporal lobes, the  brain regions associated with language skills,  

  • which might account for why women speak an average  of 20,000 words per day - 13,000 more than the  

  • average man speaks in a day! This brings a whole  new meeting to the phrase “a man of few words”...

  • And, in case you were wonderingthe science also points to women  

  • actually being the more rational sexso much for that stereotype! However,  

  • it's not all good news in the brain department  - period cramps aren't just a physical pain,  

  • they also mess with a woman's mind. Cramps and  other PMS symptoms can be incredibly distracting,  

  • and can temporarily prevent a woman's  brain from working at its full potential.

  • Men and women also see the world differentlyliterally. A mutation on the X chromosome allows  

  • about 40% of women to see a much broader  range of colors in the red-orange family,  

  • while many men are actuallyChristmas  color-blind”, meaning that they have  

  • a hard time distinguishing between red and  green. Women also blink more often than men.

  • Speaking of eyes - it's absolutely true that  women cry more often than men. Adult women cry an  

  • average of 5.3 times per month, while men average  only 1.4 times. But it's not just hormones, or the  

  • fact that it's more socially acceptable for women  to cry - there's a biological reason for this,  

  • too. Women have larger tear ducts than men, and  they have 50-60% more of the hormone prolactin,  

  • which is primarily responsible for  lactation but also controls our tears.

  • Neither sex can claim a superior sense of  smell, but research shows that women are  

  • better at learning and distinguishing different  smells. One study even showed that women can  

  • tell when their partner is stressed by sniffing  one of their dirty t-shirts! Women might have  

  • the edge when it comes to taste, though, thanks  to an abundance of taste buds compared to men.

  • Men may be stronger than women on average, but  women can claim more endurance than men - in  

  • studies, women can last up to 75% longer than  men in stamina-related exercises. Once again,  

  • women can thank their higher levels  of estrogen, which makes their muscles  

  • more resistant to fatigue - something that  definitely comes in handy during childbirth.

  • Women are also more flexible than men, thanks to  increased levels of elastin in their muscles and  

  • tendons, a protein that allows muscles and even  organs to stretch - yet another useful feature  

  • during pregnancy and childbirth. Women's bodies  are also structurally different than men - the  

  • lower part of a woman's spine curves over the  last 3 vertebrae versus just the last 2 in men,  

  • and they have a greater range of motion in their  pelvic area. All of this makes women much more  

  • flexible, and also helps accommodate  the carrying and birthing of a baby.

  • Women's skin is also different  from men's. Women's skin is much  

  • more sensitive due to being 25% thinner than  men's skin. Unfortunately, that also means  

  • that women's skin is more prone to wrinkles  thanks to a loss of collagen as they age.

  • Women also have more guts than men - reallyThe lower part of the colon is longer in women  

  • than in men. Women also have more stuff  crammed into their lower abdomen - between  

  • their digestive tract and their reproductive  organs, there is less room for things to expand,  

  • which might be why women tend to experience  more digestive distress than men.

  • Thankfully, women seem to be  pretty good at managing their pain,  

  • thanks again to the extra estrogen coursing  through their bodies, which acts as a natural  

  • pain reliever. However, during some parts of  their cycle when estrogen is at its lowest levels,  

  • women actually feel more pain than men do. Some  studies suggest that women's threshold for pain  

  • is actually 9 times stronger than men's.  Perception is a big part of it - while men  

  • tend to get stressed when thinking about their  past pain, women seem to forget about pain much  

  • faster. This might be a protective mechanism to  help women forget just how awful childbirth is.

  • Women may be able to handle their pain, but  they aren't as good at handling their alcohol  

  • as men - and it's not just because women  tend to be smaller than men on average.  

  • Women have less of the stomach enzyme that  breaks down the ethanol in alcohol, and less  

  • water in their bodies to dilute the boozeso even when adjusted for body size, a woman  

  • will have a higher blood alcohol content thanman after consuming the same amount of alcohol.

  • Keen observers might have noticed a trend inlot of these incredible facts about the female  

  • body - many of the things that make women's  bodies different than men's have to do with  

  • the fact that women's bodies are designed  to carry and birth babies. Without a doubt,  

  • the ability to grow an entire human from scratch  is the most amazing thing about the female body.  

  • Some of the weirdest facts about the human  body have to do with the reproductive system.

  • A woman is born with all of the eggs she  will ever have in her entire lifetime.  

  • Before she's even born, a female fetus will have  6 to 7 million eggs, but by the time she's born,  

  • that number has already dropped dramatically  to just 1 to 2 million eggs. By puberty,  

  • she's down to 400,000 eggs, and by her late 30s,  a woman only has 20,000 eggs left. By the time she  

  • hits menopause in her 50s, a woman has just  1,000 eggs left in her reproductive system.  

  • Once released, an egg can survive for days  in a woman's fallopian tubes, and since sperm  

  • can survive for up to 5 days in the reproductive  tract, we can see why birth control is so popular.

  • The uterus is an incredibly elastic organDuring pregnancy, a woman's uterus grows  

  • from the size of an orange to the size  of a watermelon in just nine months,  

  • pushing her other organs out of the way and up  into her rib cage in the process. During labor,  

  • the uterus exerts pressure of nearly 400  pounds per square foot during contractions.  

  • During pregnancy, a woman's cervix is tightly  closed to keep the baby inside and protected  

  • from the outside world. During labor, though, the  cervix stretches to become the baby's gateway into  

  • the world. To even begin pushing, the cervix  must be dilated to 10 centimeter - about the  

  • size of a bagel - and it can get even larger to  accommodate the baby's head as it's delivered.

  • The average woman will have around 450 periods  during her lifetime, and will use up to 15,000  

  • menstrual products over her life span. Before the  invention of the disposable menstrual pad in the  

  • 1890s, women used some pretty weird methods to  deal with their periods. Women would use rags,  

  • cotton, sheep's wool, rabbit's fur and even  grass to stem the flow of menstrual blood.  

  • In ancient Rome and Greece, women would wrap lint  around a piece of wood to make homemade tampons.  

  • Despite how it might seem, women don't actually  lose that much blood during their period - they  

  • typically only lose about 4 tablespoons of blood  in total over the course of their entire period.

  • That's the not-so-good news about the  female reproductive system - but never fear,  

  • there's plenty of reproductive  advantages to the female body,  

  • especially when it comes to sex. Not only is  it true that women can have multiple orgasms,  

  • but the female clitoris alone has 8,000 nerve  endings - more than double the number of nerve  

  • endings in the entire penis. The clitoris also  serves no biological purpose other than to bring  

  • women pleasure. It also grows over timemeaning that sex actually gets better for  

  • women the older they get. An orgasm can also  help relieve the pain of period cramps - that  

  • seems like the least nature could do to make  up for the annoyance of periods, the discomfort  

  • of pregnancy and the pain of childbirth! Weirdlythe part of the brain that gets aroused during sex  

  • is the very same part of the brain that lights  up when a woman is craving a specific food.

  • Although it might be hardly noticeable,  

  • one breast is always larger than the other - no  woman has perfectly identically sized breasts.

  • This last fact just might be the weirdest of them  all. What do sharks and vaginas have in common?  

  • This may sound like the set-up for  a dirty joke, but it's 100% true.  

  • The natural lubricant in the vagina is made up of  many things, including sweat, mucus and something  

  • called squalene. Squalene is not unique to humans  - it's also found in the liver of sharks, and is a  

  • common ingredient in moisturizers. Recent research  also suggests that squalene can help protect skin  

  • from the harsh effects of chemotherapy. Who knew  that sharks and vaginas had so much in common!

  • Given all of the amazing and impressive  things that the female body can do,  

  • it should come as no surprise that women actually  need more sleep than men! Although they tend to  

  • follow a more Eastern circadian rhythm and  wake up earlier than men on average, women  

  • actually require an extra 20 minutes of sleep each  night just to keep their amazing bodies going.

  • The human body is truly a marvel, but the female  body is a whole other level of impressive,  

  • as these weird facts about the  female body clearly illustrate.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/17
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