Mother's Day Trivia
Here is a collection of amazing Mothers Day trivia. You'll find that most of these Mother Day trivia are hard to believe yet true. Just for your ease we have segregated these Mother's Day facts and trivia into various sections. You may use these Mother's Day Trivia to amaze your friends or put them as questions in any Mothers Day Quiz programme. If you are anchoring a Mothers Day quiz show these facts can be used as a punchline to surprise the audience.
Mother's Day Trivia:
On Mothers Day
Mother's Day Trivia: Believe It or Not Records
Mother's Day Trivia: On Women and Motherhood
Mother's Day Trivia:
Strange Facts about Celebrity Moms and Kids
Mother's Day Trivia:
From the Animal Kingdom
Mother's Day Trivia: On Mothers
Day Trivia: Believe It or Not Records
Mothers Day Trivia: Youngest Mother
- Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who started Mother's Day celebrations
also filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over-
commercialisation of Mother's Day. She lost her fight. Anna had
hoped for a day of reflection and quiet prayer by families, thanking
God for all that mothers had done.
- Julia Ward Howe staged an unusual protest for peace in Boston,
by celebrating a special day for mothers. She wanted to call
attention to the need for peace by pointing out mothers who were
left alone in the world without their sons and husbands after the
bloody Franco-Prussian War.
- Japan's Imperial family trace their ancestry to Omikami
Amaterasu, the Mother of the World.
- Ancient Egyptians believed that 'Bast' was the mother of all
cats on Earth, and that cats were sacred animals.
- In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the 'Mother of All the
- In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother"
begins with the letter M.
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who
delivered a 6Â½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939,
at an age of 5 years and 7 months.
The child was
raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when
he was 10.
Mothers Day Trivia: Oldest Mother
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.
Mothers Day Trivia: Most Surviving Children
Bobbie McCaughey is the mother who holds the record for the most
surviving children from a single birth. She gave birth to the first set
of surviving septuplets - four boys and three girls -on November 19,
1997, at the University Hospital, Iowa, US. Conceived by in vitro
fertilization, the babies were delivered after 31 weeks by cesarean in
the space of 16 minutes. The babies are named Kenneth, Nathaniel,
Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Natalie and Alexis.
Mothers Day Trivia: Shortest Interval Between
Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest
interval between two children born in separate confinements. She gave
birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on
March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart.
Mothers Day Trivia: Longest Interval Between Two
Elizabeth Ann Buttle is the mother who 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
Mothers Day Trivia: Highest Recorded Number of
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, in a total of 27
confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of
triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.
Mothers Day Trivia: Highest Number of Children
in Modern Times
The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina
from San Antonio, Chile. Leontina claims to be the mother of
of which only 55 of them are
documented. She is listed in the 1999 Guinness World Records but dropped
from later editions.
Day Trivia: On Women and Motherhood
Day Trivia: Strange But True about Celebrity Moms and Kids
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- August is the most popular month in which to have a baby, with
more than 360,000 births taking place that month in 2001.
- 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.
Mothers Day Trivia: From
the Animal Kingdom
- Katherine Hepburn's father was a surgeon and her mother was a
dedicated suffragette and early crusader for birth control.
- Elvis Presley, was a mama's boy. He slept in the same bed with
his mother, Gladys, until he reached puberty. Up until Elvis entered
high school, she walked him back and forth to school every day and
made him take along his own silverware so that he wouldn't catch
germs from the other kids. Gladys forbade young Elvis from going
swimming or doing anything that might put him in danger. The two of
them also conversed in a strange baby talk that only they could
- Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular
television show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, were actually knitted by
his real mother.
- Eric Clapton was born to an unwed mother and to shield him from
the shame, Eric grew up believing that his grandparents were his
parents and his mother was his sister.
- A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million
- A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing, so the new
born's first experience outside the womb is a 1.8-meter (6-foot)
- Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong
relationships with their offspring.
- Kittens are born both blind and deaf, but the vibration of their
mother's purring is a physical signal that the kittens can feel - it
acts like a homing device, signaling them to nurse.