Monday, February 21, 2011

Facts About Girls - strangefacts

  • Girls break their arms 56% more often than they did 40 years ago and there are 106 boys born for every 100 girls
  • The age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006
  • Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem
  • Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18
  • Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet
  • Girls have more tastebud than boys
  • More boys than girls are born during the day; more girls are born at night
  • One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," used to be a man
  • There are 106 boys born for every 100 girls
  • Girls are slightly more likely than boys to use home computers for e-mail, word processing and completing school assignments than playing games
  • Jacob & Emily were the most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2004
  • During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old
  • In 1892, Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls to 12
  • 52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%
  • Until about the age of 12, boys cry about as often as girls
  • A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, in a dating relationship
  • At least 60 million girls who would otherwise be expected to be alive are "missing" from various populations, mostly in Asia, as a result of sex-selective abortions, infanticide or neglect
  • Globally, at least one in three women and girls is beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime
  • 4 million women and girls are trafficked annually
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