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The Facts of Love

O presents: THE FACTS OF LOVE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY HISTORY For every 100 single women in their 20s, there are 120 single A pastoral festival of ritual cleansing called Februa, is celebrated on what becomes the 15th day of the Roman month. men. LOVE POTIONS RINGS BILLIONS SPENT LAST YEAR IN THE US ROSES The Roman festival of The first diamond Number of roses AFRICA sold in the U.S. on Valentine's Day: Lupercalia subsumes the festival of Februa. Observed February 13 through 15, men stripped naked, grabbed whips, and spanked young maidens to increase health and fertility, avert evil spirits, and purify the city. ring was given by Archduke Maximilian of yohimbe tree bark + hot water Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. 189M = an increase in desire for men and women 67% of roses sold $30 on Valentine's Day $10 are red. Wedding rings are typically worn on the left hand CANDY UGANDA GREETING gray crowned crane egg + herbs CARDS because the ring finger on the left hand contains the vena amoris, or the vein of love. On February 14, Saint Valentine is executed $15 by Emperor Claudis II for performing marriages in secret after it was banned in order to boost army = an increase in affection and VALENTINE'S monogamy DAY TOTAL The state that produces the most cut roses: enlistment. EAST JAVA 24 $17 various concoction of herbs CALIFORNIA $6.2 St. Valentine's Day is officially established by Pope Gelasius I at least 150 years after Stock traders with СНОСOLATE long ring fingers made up to 11 FLOWERS, times more = jamu ramuan: which restores youth to women and makes them more desirable to their husbands Constantine made earnings than those with Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire to overshadow the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia. average length ring fingers. CHRISTMAS vS. VALENTINE'S The state with the highest marriage rate (per capita): It would take 38 years of Valentine's Day retail spend to amount to a single year of Christmas spending DOMINICAN REPUBLIC rum + honey + red wine + tree bark CALIFORNIA Valentine's Day is first associated with romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer in Parlement of Fouls. "For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to Married men who wear a wedding band: = mama juana: gives an increase in desire for men and women ROMANIA $566 1920 $15 vs. choose his mate..." snow + heat Today The oldest surviving Valentine is written In Scotland, if a white rose bloomed in by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife. "I am already = magic potion used by young girls on Dragobete Day to ward off illness for the rest of the year autumn it was a Average price of an engagement ring in 2010: token of an early marriage. sick of love My very gentle Valentine..." $2100 FINLAND HEARTS blueberries + fermentation У In mathematics, the implicit curve (x2+y2-1)3-x?y3=o yields an approxima- tion of the heart The seed of the silphium plant has been suggested as the source of the heart symbol Dollars spent on engagement rings last year: The first mass- produced valentines are produced and sold in the US by = Lappish love potion that gives an increase in desire $4.4B shape. Esther Howland. The feast day of Saint Valentine is removed CARDS AROUND THE WORLD APHRO- from the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints. e-valentines Brazil celebrates Lover's In Finland, citizens 15M Day, called Dia dos Namorados, on June 12. celebrate "Friends Day" DISIACS on February 14. It's not just a day for romance--it's also a day when friends send cards 190M traditional valentines It happens to come right after the feast of St. GREECE 70O B.C. carrots 1000M valentines including valentine-exchange cards made in school Anthony, known as the saint of matrimony. The first e-valentine and gifts to each other. is sent giving rise to a new tradition of e-cards, love MESOAMERICA A.D. 140o chocolate CANDY coupons and printable cards. Americans eat 46 Ibs of candy per year. Roughly 1/4 the body In Norfolk, Jack Valentine, also known as Old Father Valentine, knocks on people's doors on the night before Valentine's Day On February 14th, people in Bulgaria celebrate Trifon Zarazan (Viticulturist's Day), a centuries-old obser- ht of an average person. EUROPE 1800 The Iranian printing asparagus 8 Billion candy hearts will be produced this year. Laid end to end they would stretch for 250,000,000 feet. works owners' union issued a directive banning the printing and distribution of vance of the cult of Dionysius, the god of wine and merriment. CANDY HEARTS and leaves treats and USA 1998 Viagra any goods promoting the holiday. presents and then vanishes in the blink of CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH an eye. Sources: Wikipedia, National Geographic, US Census Bureau 2011 1847 1420 1382 966L ~400- 800 вс >800 BC| 696L

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