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Thursday, May 08, 2014

. Just over half of women aged 15 - 44 are mothers

. The modern version of Mother's day was first observed in 1907. Anna Jarvis started a letter writing \campaign to recognise mother's day, something she wanted to do to honour here deceased mother. She also filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over-commercialization of Mother's Day. She lost the fight. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection, letter writing and quiet prayer by families, thanking god for all that mothers had done.

. In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the 'Mother of All the Living'.

. Japan's Imperial Family trace their ancestry to Omikani 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.

. 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 was born.

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