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Love is a beautiful thing and its only befiting that we have a special day "St Valentines Day", a day set aside for the celebration of  Love. Read about some amazing facts about valentine day

Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women do.     

More than one-third of men would prefer not receiving a gift. Less than 20% of women feel the same way.     

Around this season, a dozen long-stemmed roses or gifts can cost about 30% more than the normal price.   
More than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day. Please Note: This relates to Americans not Nigerians     

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.     

According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are highest around Valentine's Day, which are 20–30% higher than usual.     

More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.     

Penicillin, a popular treatment for venereal diseases such as syphilis, was introduced to the world on February 14, 1929                                                   

Teachers receive the most valentines gifts, followed by kids, mothers, wives and sweethearts.      Over 50% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the holiday.     

One billion valentines card/gift are sent each year worldwide, making it the second largest card/gift-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas.                                

The oldest surviving valentine gift dates from 1415. It is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife. At the time, the duke was being held in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.  



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