April 23, 2011

Trivia About Mothers

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T is for trivia about mothers (A-Z Blogging Challenge)

Jayne Bleackley holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate confinements. Her babies were born 208 days apart.  She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000.

Elizabeth Ann Buttle  holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born.

The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-33.  The odds of her having triplets is 1-in-539.

The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.

When the female embryo is only six weeks old, it develops egg cells for her future children.  When the baby girl is born, each of her ovaries carries about a million egg cells, all that she will ever have.

August is the most popular month to have a baby.  Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby.

The youngest mother on record was Lina Medina who gave birth at the age of 5 years, 7 months.  She delivered a 6-1/2 pound baby boy by cesarean section in Lina, Peru in 1939.  See Snopes report.

The median age of a woman giving birth for the first time in the U.S. is 24.8 years.

There are more phone calls made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. However, the number of calls is declining due to e-mail and other electronic communication.

Mother's Day is the third largest card-sending holiday.

Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.


    1. Visiting via A to Z.

      Wow on those stats. And that one about the 5 year old giving birth ... someone should have been shot.

    2. Fascinating stuff!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying looking around here. =)

    3. Wow, these are some great trivia tidbits on mothers here. Very timely, too, as Mother's Day is just two weeks away! Thanks for sharing, and it's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

    4. The trivia about the little girl who gave birth at the age of 5 is disturbing. The fact that she even got pregnant breaks my heart to hear. But your other trivia was very interesting. Statistically, one quarter of my children were born in August, and half of them were born on a Tuesday. Interesting. Please find my A-Z Challenge here: http://myheartblogstoyou.blogspot.com/

    5. Hi, I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge.
      That's very interesting.

    6. i love trivia--and these are very interesting ones. thanks for sharing!Great meeting you through the A-Z!