15 Fascinating DAD facts

15 Fascinating DAD facts

Gather around the grill, toss some steaks and get ready to talk about some weird but fascinating facts about “Dads” to your fellow breeders and the rest.

  1. A “patrophile” is a child who has more affection for the father than the mother.
  2. Father’s day History: A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her widowed father of six while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at church in 1909. She felt as though mothers were getting all the acclaim while fathers were equally deserving of a day of praise.
  3. After her father died, 25-year-old Jinna Yang travelled around the world with a life-sized cardboard cutout of her father. According to Yang, her father was always too busy to travel, so she wanted to honor his memory by taking him to famous landmarks, such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.
    Jinna Yang with a cardboard cutout of her Father
  4. The world’s oldest father is believed to be Ramajit Raghav from India. He was 96 years old when his 52-year-old wife gave birth to a baby boy in 2010. Raghav was single until he was in his 80s.
  5. During the mother’s pregnancy, a dad’s testosterone levels decrease and the production of prolactin increases. Additionally, a study found that after men had kids, they were less likely to engage in high-risk activities.
  6. The father with the most children is most likely Ismail Ibn Sharif, an Alaouite sultan who fathered 888 children with hundreds of wives and concubines in the late 17th century.
  7. Approximately 63% of youth suicides in the U.S. are kids who live in a home without a father.
  8. Father seahorses are the only male animals to become pregnant. They accept around 50–1500 eggs from the female, fertilize them, and then carry the eggs for several weeks until they mature.
  9. The father with the most children from one woman is Feodor Vassilyev. He and his wife had 69 children in the 1700s
  10. Fathers around the globe experience couvade syndrome, which is also called “sympathy pregnancy.” The symptoms of this condition are similar to an expectant mother’s symptoms and include altered hormone levels, weight gain, vomiting, and nausea.
  11. A male who has many brothers is more likely to have sons. In contrast, a man who has many sisters is more likely to have daughters.
  12. New research shows that children are more likely to develop asthma if their father smoked as a teenager.
  13. Wrestling and roughhousing with a father helps shape a child’s brain to help them manage emotion and develop a balance between thinking and physical action.
    Wrestling with the Father
  14. A new study shows that fathers who share household chores with their wives tend to have more ambitious daughters as well as daughters with more broad definitions of gender roles.
  15. Fathers over the age of 40 are significantly less likely to have sons.

 

References :
Stewart, Alicia W. “Modern Fathers Face New Expectations.” CNN.
Tuttle, Brad. “Appreciating Fathers on Father’s Day 2012, by the Numbers.” Time.
Source: factretriever.com
World’s Oldest Dad, 97, Devastated After Wife Leaves Him Following Disappearance of Their Son.” Daily Mail.
Sanghani, Radhika. “Dads Who Do the Housework Will Have More Ambitious Daughters.” The Telegraph.
Forbes, Tom and Rachel Riga. “Child More Likely to Get Asthma if Father Smoked in Teens, Researchers Say.” ABC.
How the Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco Sired 1,000 Children.” Ancient Origins.
Kanazawa, Satoshi. “Why Are Older Parents More Likely to Have Daughters?
Stump, Scott. “Woman, 25, Takes Life-Size Cutout of Her Late Father around the World.”
World’s Oldest Dad, 97, Devastated After Wife Leaves Him Following Disappearance of Their Son.”

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