104881426 Weird Mothers Day Facts

A woman smells carnation flowers in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Mother’s Day falls on May 13th this year

Mother’s Day as we know it in America was established by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia in 1907 in memory of her deceased mother. Later she dedicated her life to campaigning an effort against the over- commercialization of Mother’s Day, according to MothersDayCelebration.com. She lost her fight and was never a mother herself.

The youngest mother in recorded history is Lina Medina, who delivered a baby boy by C-section in Lima, Peru in 1939, was 5 years and 7 months old. The child was raised as her brother and finally learned that Lina was his mother when he was 10. His father was unknown.

The oldest mother on record is arguably Omkari Panwar, who gave birth to twins via C-section at the age of 70. Each twin weighed 2 lbs at birth and were conceived via IVF in effort to produce the family a male heir.

NASCAR has only run two races on Mother’s Day. Once for weather, it was raining on the Saturday preceding Mother’s Day in 2007 at Darlington. And back in 1986 at the Winston All Star race, Atlanta.

Mother’s Day accounts for more than 20% of all floral purchases made for holidays in the U.S., according to Corsinet.com.

According to the U.S. Census, Tuesday is the most common day to deliver babies, which seems odd.

The U.S. Census also determined that in 2010, there were 5 million stay-at-home-moms, which is down from 5.1 million in 2009 and 5.3 in 2008.

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