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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The most common birth month for mothers in the United States is August.
  6. The mother of the famous musician Mozart, Anna Maria Mozart, was also a talented musician and composer in her own right.
  7. The average age of first-time mothers in the United States is 26 years old.
  8. In many countries, including the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
  9. 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.
  10. The mother of eight children, Gladys Burrill, became the oldest person to finish a marathon at the age of 92 in 2010.
Remember Mother’s Day is May 14th, wish all those ladies a wonderful day!