Women have always come across as super humans because of their ability to overcome whatever challenges they face when they have made up their minds to do something. It is also a joke that women are such complex beings that understanding them is an almost impossible task. That might be a joke, but the fact remains that women are different from men and not only in their sexes or their bodies. There are more profound differences and outstanding characteristics that make females stand out from their male counterparts even among animals. These differences are not only unique but equally distinct only to the female of each animal species. In the case of humans, some of them might have been discounted as myths circulated in a bid to bolster the self-confidence of women. However, these differences have been proven to be true.

Read on to see these amazing characteristics that set women apart from their male counterparts.

1. WOMEN ARE ABLE TO SEE A WIDER RANGE OF COLORS THAN MEN.

This might finally explain why men have a hard time trying to distinguish the different shades of a particular color. Women can see a broader range of colors than men, and it isn’t just a myth, it has been scientifically proven. They can also remember the different shades of a particular color and can accurately tell the difference between two shades of the same color. So, now we know it isn’t the man’s fault at all. You too can have your own proof of this fact. Try asking any of your female friends and any of your male friends to distinguish between teal and turquoise. You’ll get your answer.

2. ALCOHOL IS MORE HARMFUL TO WOMEN THAN TO MEN.

This time around the tables has turned for the women. It has been discovered that alcohol is not good for women. Not only is it not good, but it is also downright harmful to their systems. This susceptibility to the negative effects of alcohol is the reason why more women are liable to suffer from diseases that affect the liver such as liver cirrhosis and hepatitis. Alcohol does not just affect a woman’s liver, it also causes shrinkage of her brain size, and this can lead to a loss of reasoning.

3. FERTILITY INCREASES A WOMAN’S APPEAL TO THE OPPOSITE SEX.

The results of the research show that men are more attracted to a mature looking female body. This attraction is compounded when a woman has given birth. Her body changes to become more lush and feminine leading to an increase in her appeal. The same boost in appeal goes for women who are not on any form of birth control. Somehow, men can know when a woman is on birth control or not by the subtle gestures, facial expressions and even by her voice.

4. WOMEN CONSUME A VERY LARGE AMOUNT OF LIPSTICK IN THEIR LIFETIME.

The total amount of lipstick that an average woman consumes in her entire life is so high, it might even scare you. Women end up licking off their lipsticks in the course of day via licking their lips when eating, when nervous and even without reason. In her lifetime, it is estimated that an average woman consumes about 4 pounds of lipstick which amounts to 533.76 lipsticks. The amount is mind-boggling, and even though some women see it as an absurd estimate, the fact remains that the actual amount would vary from culture to culture.

5. WOMEN ARE NOT GOOD AT TAKING RISKS.

It is probably a known fact that women are not as good at taking risks as men are. Apart from the evidence that is based on observation and possible experiences, scientifically, it has been proven that women are bad risk takers. This is because the part of the brain in charge of decision making, the anterior cingulate cortex, is more significant in size in women than in men. This can also account for a woman’s natural inclination to take care of people just as they did in their tribes several years ago.

6. WOMEN LIKE TO FEED THEIR MEN UNTIL THEY GROW FAT.

This might sound a bit funny but take a little time to look around at your acquaintances who are in a good and happy relationship. They look a bit fatter than before. This is because women would always want to take good care of the man that they love and a huge part of that care manifests itself in delicious and nutritious food. This serves a dual purpose. The first purpose is to make him look fatter and feel contended obviously. The other goal is to make their man less attractive to the other women outside.

7. WOMEN PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO WHAT IS STYLISH RATHER THAN WHAT IS COMFORTABLE.

It is very possible to see a woman who is dressed very stylishly according to the current fashion trends and at the same time is very uncomfortable with her dressing. Women pay a lot of attention to the society’s definition of beauty and follow it judiciously. They feel that they have to wear certain types of clothes because it’s what the society has deemed fashionable for that period. From their clothes to their shoes to their hairstyles, their dressing is dictated by the society and no matter how uncomfortable they might be, they will always dress accordingly.

8. WOMEN HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF SMELL.

Women have a better sense of smell than men. It is sharper and able to detect very subtle scents. Based on research, this very sensitive nose was developed when people still lived in tribes. The women had to develop a sharper sense of smell to be able to detect danger on time so they could protect themselves. It was also utilized in providing food for their families. The women’s sharper sense of smell alerted them to the awful smell of poisonous fruits and plants.

9. WOMEN HAVE DENSER PACKED BRAIN CELLS THAN MEN.

Although women have a smaller number of brain cells than men, their brain cells are a lot more densely packed than that of the men. Men have about 9% more brain cells than women, but this difference in the number of brain cells does not in any way affect a woman’s ability to reason and carry out simple cognitive actions.

10. MANY WOMEN HEROS AND INVENTORS ARE NOT GIVEN THEIR DUE CREDIT.

Women have contributed a lot to the development and advancement of technology. Many of these female scientists and investors did not just make minor contributions but breakthroughs that forever changed the course of history but unfortunately they are neither remembered nor credited for their inventions and contributions. In every field, women have made their marks in such a way that they should be remembered and credit is given to them, but sadly, the opposite is the case.

11. HEELS WERE NOT ORIGINALLY MADE FOR WOMEN.

Shocking but true. Heels which seem to be the birthright of women worldwide was not originally designed with them in mind. The heels were actually made for men, but women began to wear them in the 1600s as a form of rebellion against the gender inequality that was at an all-time high. As time passed, the heels came to be seen as part of a woman’s wardrobe and absurdity on men. Nowadays, the heel is used to symbolize style and class.

12. WOMEN ARE BETTER AT READING FACIAL CLUES THAN MEN.

It seems almost inevitable to hide things from your mother, your sisters or your wife. Somehow they always know when you are lying and sometimes can even guess at the truth. Well, all your fears are confirmed. Women really can read a person’s facial clues better than a man can. They can match the truth to a person’s gestures, facial expressions, the tone of voice and general behavior.

13. WOMEN TEND TO LIVE LONGER THAN MEN.

Women and even females of any animal species tend to live longer than the males. The women sometimes have longer lifespans of up to a decade. Not just the human species but also females of other living animals. The women tend to live longer than the males.

14. WORKING OUT AND MANLY ARMS

You would be surprised at how many women think that working out would cause them to grow a man’s physique. The truth remains that, it is not possible. Working out would not make a woman develop a man’s muscle mass unless she adds steroids as part of her workout regimen. The type of body gotten after a workout is also heavily dependent on the goal of the exercise.

15. THE HYMEN

There are so many myths surrounding the hymen of a woman that it is almost impossible to learn the truth for yourself. One of these myths is that the hymen can only be broken by penetrative sex. The hymen can be broken without having sex and sometimes it can also be there even after a lady has had sex. Some strenuous activities such as riding a bike, riding a horse, swimming, gymnastics, and others can break the hymen of a woman even without her knowledge. Therefore having a hymen is not a surefire way to tell that you are with a Virgin or not.

16. THE SHOULDER PAIN

One of the signs of a heart attack or stroke is pain in the chest and left hand. But in women, it has been medically proven that they complain of pains in their shoulders. This is important information that could save the life of someone you love. Shoulder pain isn’t just any shoulder pain in a woman; it should be treated seriously.

17. WOMEN HAVE MORE TASTE BUDS THAN MEN.

Women have many more taste buds than men do. Women are the traditional cooks in the society, so it makes a lot of sense for them to have developed more taste buds than the men for the tasting of food and the preparation of a good meal. Their increased number of taste buds would go a long way into helping them differentiate between different spices and ingredients.

18. WOMEN AND AFFAIRS.

Women are the first to cry out on social media over a broken heart if their partner has an affair with another woman. Recently a poll was taken in which 68% of the women who answered were all for having an affair as long as their partners did not catch them. Double standard much?

19. WOMEN HAVE A HARD TIME DECIDING ON WHAT TO WEAR.

Everyone knows that women can’t have enough clothes to wear and when it comes to getting dressed for a particular event, they take forever to find a dress that is suitable for them to wear. This is because they are a lot more particular about their clothes than men are. They consider a lot of factors when picking a dress for an occasion. Things from the message they would like to pass across with their dressing, the formality or informality of the event, the person they are going out with and the tone they want to set for that outing. A lot of deliberation goes into a woman’s dressing time, so maybe next time, you would have a lot more patience with them when they are getting ready. They are just trying to get their dressing to be perfect.

I’m sure that some of these facts have surprised you immensely. Facts like the origin of women wearing heels, women and their willingness to have affairs and the heightened sense of smell they possess. On the other hand, some of the myths you have heard were confirmed as facts such as the issue of a woman’s hymen and when it has been broken, and the issue of women tending to live longer than men.