Fathers Day Fun Facts – Tie Still Top Gift

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  • More reverse-charge (collect) telephone calls are made on Father's Day than on any other day.
  • Neckties lead this list of Father’s Day gifts.
  • Father's Day is the fifth most popular card-sending holiday, with an estimated $100 million in card sales. Husbands, grandfathers, uncles, sons and sons-in-law are honored as well as father.
  • 66.3 million
    Estimated number of fathers across the nation today.
  • The word “Dad” dates back to the sixteenth century, or possibly even earlier? It may have originated with the Welsh word “Tad” (meaning father), which later mutated to Dad. The word “Father” is derived from the Old English “Foeder”.
  • The world's oldest living man, Methuselah, lived to be 969 years old. (Genesis 5:27)
  • Some famous fathers include Brad Pitt, Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr.