Parcel’s Post: Gales of Trivia
With Mother’s day just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some trivia about mothers:
- The longest pregnancy on record lasted for 375 days (12.5 months). The mother, Beulah Hunter, gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 1945.
- The world’s oldest mother to give birth was Maria del Carmen Bousada, who gave birth to twins at the age of 66 in 2006.
- The record for the most children born to one woman goes to a woman named Feodor Vassilyev from Russia, who gave birth to 69 children in the 18th century.
- The first recorded celebration of a type of Mother’s Day dates back to ancient Greece, where they honored the mother of the gods, Rhea, with a spring festival.
- The most common birth month for mothers in the United States is August.
- The mother of the famous musician Mozart, Anna Maria Mozart, was also a talented musician and composer in her own right.
- The average age of first-time mothers in the United States is 26 years old.
- In many countries, including the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
- In a survey of over 1,000 mothers, 72% reported that they have hidden in the bathroom to get a break from their children at some point.
- The mother of eight children, Gladys Burrill, became the oldest person to finish a marathon at the age of 92 in 2010.