13. The smell of women’s tears will reduce men’s sexual arousal and testosterone levels.
In a study led by Noam Sobel, a neurobiologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, researchers found that the smell of women’s tears does not necessarily elicit empathy in the opposite sex. Rather, it causes a drop in their levels of testosterone and reduces their sexual arousal.
Sobel suggested that this is because bodily fluids – tears, sweat etc. – contain pheromones; compounds that send little messages about a person’s moods, sexual orientation and genetic makeup.(source)
14. A book titled ‘Everything Men Know About Women’ has over 100 blank pages.
YES, this actually exists. Psychologist Dr. Alan Francis’s book excerpt reads,
“In a little more than 100 pages, Dr. Alan Francis distills years of research and thousands of interviews to reveal the most comprehensive understanding of men’s knowledge and understanding of the opposite sex.”
Meant to be a gag or a serious work of art, Dr. Francis sure knows the futility of trying to dissect a woman’s mind.(source)
15. To avoid facial wrinkles, a woman claims to have not smiled or laughed for 40 years, even after the birth of her daughter.
U.K. resident Tess Christian explains that she trained herself at a young age to not laugh or smile, so she could preserve her good looks. She says in an interview with Daily Mail,
“Yes, I am vain and want to remain youthful.My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial.”
Christian claims that she lives a rather happy, fulfilling life despite never having smiled in over 40 years. Her friends call her Mona Lisa, after Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting.(source)
16. Women are better multitaskers than men.
To test the claim that women are naturally better at multitasking than men, psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Glasgow and the University of Leeds pitted men against women in two experiments. According to the results, women were more adept at switching between tasks than men.
The study also suggested that women are better at real-life multitasking as well. As written in the journal BMC Psychology,
“Men and women did not differ significantly at solving simple arithmetic problems, searching for restaurants on a map, or answering general knowledge questions on the phone, but women were significantly better at devising strategies for locating a lost key.”
However, the team warns against making generalizations. Professor of Psychology Arthur Markman says in an interview with LiveScience,
“There’s a small number of people who are decent multitaskers — this concept of a ‘supertasker’ — but at best, it’s maybe 10 percent of the population, so chances are, you’re not one of them. The research out there will tell you that there are a couple of people who are good at it, but it’s probably not you.” (source)
17. Women who play video games tend to have more sex and be happier with their relationships than those who don’t.
A survey conducted by HarrisInteractive studied the lifestyle and habits of female gamers. The data suggested that women who play games online claim to have sex more often and engage in happier relationships than those who don’t.(source)
18. Women live longer than men partly because of their immune systems age more slowly.
Prof Katsuiku Hirokawa of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University tells BBC News,
“Our findings indicate that the slower rate of decline in these immunological parameters in women than that in men is consistent with the fact that women live longer than do men.”
Hirokawa and his colleagues analysed blood samples from 356 healthy men and women between the ages of 20 and 90. As they report in the Immunity & Ageing journal, men’s higher susceptibility to disease shortens their lifespans due to the weakening of the body’s defences over time.(source)