By v2dentistry26513402, Jan 24 2017 07:57PM
On Valentine's Day, 2009, 39,897 couples, friends and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It's the world record for the most simultaneous kisses.
110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
During the Roman Festival of Lupercalia in the 15th century, young men held a lottery to decide which girl would be theirs.
California produces 60 percent of American roses. However, the vast number of Valentine’s Day roses are imported, mostly from South America.
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
Approximately 25 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are humorous.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts.
The oldest love poem was written on a clay tablet It dates back to ancient Sumeria, around 3500 B.C.
In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first “Conversation Hearts”, originally called “Motto Hearts”. Eight billion of these little candies are sold between New Years day and February 14.
More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day.
Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone, on Valentine's Day, 1876.
Cupid is associated with Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty.
Cupid appears holding a bow and arrow, because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.