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Fun Facts on Mother

Let us take you along our fun-filled collection of facts associated with Mother's Day from across the world . Enjoy reading these Mother's Day Fun Facts. While having a Mother's Day Party at your shack, you can put these jolly fun-facts to good use by framing questions to your guests in the Mother's Day Quiz, if you plan to include one. Have a look at these fun-filled collection of Mother's Day Facts!

Mother's Day Fun Facts

  1. Omikami AmaterasuJapan's Imperial family trace their ancestry to Omikami Amaterasu, the Mother of the World.

  2. In 1873, women in 18 American cities held Mother’s Day for Peace gatherings.

  3. Eve is considered as the ‘Mother of All the Living’ in the Bible.

  4. The origin of the word "mother" can be traced back to the Latin word 'mater'.

  5. In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M.

  6. Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world, second to only Christmas and Easter.

  7. NASCAR has only run two races on Mother’s Day. Once for weather, it was raining on the Saturday preceding Mother’s Day in 2007 at Darlington. And back in 1986 at the Winston All Star race, Atlanta.

  8. On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, became the world's oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy. Satyabhama and her husband had been married 50 years, but this is their first child. The baby was conceived through artificial insemination using eggs from the woman's 26-year-old niece, Veenarani Mahapatra, and the sperm of Veenarani's husband.

  9. 24.8 is the median age of women when they give birth for the first time - meaning one-half are above this age and one-half are below. The median age has risen nearly three years since 1970.

  10. A woman becomes pregnant most easily at the age of eighteen or nineteen, with little real change until the mid twenties. There is then a slow decline to age thirty-five, a sharper decline to age forty-five and a very rapid decline as the women nears menopause.

  11. The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-33. Her odds of having triplets or other multiple births was approximately 1-in-539.

  12. When the female embryo is only six weeks old, it makes preparations for her motherhood by developing egg cells for future offspring. (When the baby girl is born, each of her ovaries carries about a million egg cells, all that she will ever have).

  13. August is the most popular month in which to have a baby, with more than 360,000 births taking place that month in 2001.

  14. Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby, with an average of more than 12,000 births taking place on Tuesdays during 2001.

  15. In Yugoslavia, Mother’s Day is known as ‘Materitse’, ‘Materice’ and on this day, there is a strange trend of children tying up their mother, releasing her only when she has given them sweets or other goodies.

  16. In France, Mother’s Day is referred to as ‘Fete des Meres’.

  17. We all know that Mother Earth is also known by the term—Terra Firma. This term is a Latin translation of some of the lines from Homer’s greatest poems.

  18. Bast - the mother of all cats on EarthDo you know that ancient Egyptians considered cats to be sacred animals and that ‘Bast’ was the mother of all cats on Earth?

  19. In Britain, around five hundred years ago, there was a Mother called Mother Shipton. This mother was a Prophetess and could see future. In fact, it was she who predicted that another Queen Elizabeth would sit on the throne of England (Queen Elizabeth II).

  20. An amazing fact about Mother’s Day Trivia is that all the Chinese family names begin with a sign that means—mother. This is a great way to pay tribute to their mothers who have passed away.

  21. In Hinduism, Hindu scripture acknowledges the Great Mother—Kali Ma, with the invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful sacred images.
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