• Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women do.
• The price of long-stemmed roses magically increases by about 25-percent in February.
• More than 15-million pet owners buy Valentine gifts for their four-legged friends on February 14.
• According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are 20-percent higher around Valentine’s Day.
• Penicillin, a popular treatment for venereal diseases such as syphilis, was introduced to the world on February 14, 1929.
• In Japan, women are expected to give chocolate and other gifts to men on Valentine’s Day. Japanese men are expected to return the favor on March 14th.
Famous Valentine’s Day Weddings
Elton John & Renate Blauel – ended in divorce
Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid – ended in divorce
Jerry Garcia & Deborah Koons – lasted 2 years until Jerry’s death
Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee – ended in divorce