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Mothers Day Facts & Trivia

A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young.

 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, signalling them to nurse.

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.

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.

The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6˝-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months.

 In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.

In England during the 17th Century “Mothering Sunday” was celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent.

 Mother’s Day can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.

Apparently Mother’s Day is the biggest event in the UK’s cut flower industry. During this period the UK’s sales of flowers increases by an average of 40%

 10% of all Mother’s Day UK searches include the word ‘when’. It’s Sunday 10 March so get cracking! : )