When Beyoncé first released "Run The World" in 2011, she pretty much already predicted that women would last longer than men if there were ever to be an apocalypse.
Okay, maybe the word "predicted" is pushing it a little as it's long been known that women live longer than men on average. But new studies show that it might be more than just that.
In a recent study conducted by the University of Southern Denmark, scientists analyzed "populations with extremely low life expectancies (20 [years] or less) for at least one of the sexes, due to extreme conditions such as famines, epidemics, or slavery" over the past 300 years - including the Swedish famine (1772-1773), plantation slavery in Trinidad (1813), mass ex-slave emigration to Libera (1820-1843), Icelandic measles epidemic (1846-1882), as well as the Ukranian famine (1933) and Irish potato famine (1845).
What's the significance of this study? They found that one thing remained true across the board: females out-lived males. They concluded that "women live longer than men in nearly all populations today", regardless of age. But they also found that "most of the female advantage was due to differences in mortality among infants: baby girls were able to survive harsh conditions better than baby boys."
So if the world was ever to experience some kind of Walking Dead or iZombie-type situation, mark Beyoncé's words.
Read the full study here.