Facts (that I found while putting off algebra):
- 85% of all Valentines are purchased by women. (upsetting)
- 15% of US women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day (even more upsetting)
- Verona Italy receives about 1,000 letters every year sent to Juliet.
- The oldest surviving love poem is written on a clay tablet from the time of the Sumerians.
- In the Middle Ages young men and women would draw names to see who their Valentine would be.
- 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's gifts to their pets (because the other 97% aren't off their rockers.)
- Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone on Valentine's Day of 1876.
- Cupid was chosen as the symbol of Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the roman god of love and beauty.