Becoming a dad isn’t as easy as one thinks. It requires courage, strength, and a great sense of commitment for them to put on their Dad shoes and equip themselves with the most hilarious (and sometimes inappropriate) dad jokes. While there is a misconception that most men struggle to understand what their babies want, recent studies show that this is far from reality. Fathers not only understand their kids better but they are also more effective when it comes to bringing a smile to their child’s face.
So, if you want to be even more impressed by your father, check out these interesting facts you might not know.
1. The Drinking Fountain
Do you know the founder of the drinking fountain? It was Halsey Taylor who invented it and his creation was a tribute to his father who had developed typhoid fever in the year 1896 after drinking contaminated water.
2. The Latin Origins of The Word Father
The Latin word that serves as the root for the word ‘father’ is ‘Patri.’ This is why you might find words like patriarch, patriot, patron, Patrick, patrilineal, and patrician in modern English.
3. The Name Jupiter
The name Jupiter is derived from the word dyeu-peter from the Proto-Indo-European origins. However, in Roman mythology, there was a god referred to as the supreme deity who was said to be the father of the ancient Romans. His name was Jupiter.
4. Giving Away the Bride
The concept of asking a father for their daughter’s hand in marriage or a father giving away their daughter is deeply rooted in old historic tradition. It dictated that daughters are the property of their father which is transferred to her husband after they are wed. This signified that the father is no longer responsible for the daughter and has no control over her.
5. Paternity Leave
Thankfully, the world is changing and allowing men to spend more time with their children. Around 66 countries provide paid paternity leaves and some countries even offer more than 14 weeks off for a father-to-be. Unfortunately, the United States of America is not on the list just yet.
So, what do you think of these facts?