How Moms Gave Birth to the DJ Industry

Although no statistics are available, we can claim with anecdotal certainty that mothers have purchased more turntables and mixers than any other consumer demographic. She might have done it out of pure love, or to keep your ass busy when you were 13, or as revenge against that noisy neighbor. Whatever the reason, mothers’ role in the DJ industry rivals that of voltage.

At your gigs this weekend, a fun way to honor your mother, and those in the room: the Mother of all trivia

Youngest Mother The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-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.

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.

Longest Interval Between Two Children 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.

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.

Mother’s Day began on May 10, 1908, when Anna Jarvis organized celebrations in Philadelphia and Grafton, W.Va. As support for a national holiday grew, Jarvis lobbied Congress to designate a day in honor of mothers. In 1914, Congress set aside the second Sunday in May for Mother’s Day—although we’re sure the phrase “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother,” predates any Congressional act.

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