23 Fascinating & Disturbing Facts About Moms for Mother’s Day

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Photo Credit: Glenn Francis / PRPhotos.com

In honor of Mother’s Day, CNBC has compiled a list of 23 fascinating and bizarre facts about moms. Here are 10 tidbits that are bound to make for some interesting conversations at brunch this Sunday (for the full list, check out the link):
  • 68: Percentage of people who plan on calling their mother on Mother’s Day–which equals about 122.5 million phone calls, more than any other Sunday throughout the year.
  • $62,985: Annual salary you would have to pay someone in 2015 to perform the tasks mothers do at home, according to calculation by Insure.com.
  • $133: The amount the average male spends on Mother’s Day gifts, compared with the $214 that the average woman spends.
  • 72 years: Age of the oldest mother to give birth. She was an Indian woman named Omkari Panwar, who already had five grandchildren. She had twins.
  • 14: Hours per week the average mom spends cooking.
  • 69: Highest recorded number of children born to one mother. The woman was married to a Russian peasant and lived in the 18th century. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
  • 15: Highest recorded number of sets of triplets that one woman has delivered. The busy mom was Maddalena Granata, who lived in Italy between 1839 and 1886.
  • 2: Number of babies moms in the U.S. give birth to, on average.
  • 84.5 million: Total number of mothers in the U.S.
  • 2 billion: Number of mothers in the world.
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