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Pick A Chocolate And Get A Valentine's Day Fact

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You got: Lace is more than just a decoration for gifts on Valentine's Day

Lace is a fabric that is commonly associated with Valentine's Day. But did you know that lace comes from the Latin word "laques" meaning to snare or net, as in, "to catch a person's heart"?

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You got: A red rose, usually given as a romantic gesture, was the favorite flower of Venus

Cupid, also known as the god of desire, erotic love, attraction, and affection, is the son of Venus. Venus was the goddess of beauty and love.

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You got: Different colored flowers have different meanings of love

On Valentine’s Day, many people buy flowers. Different colored roses have different meanings. A red rose means love, and a yellow rose means friendship.

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You got: It was believed that a bird could determine what type of man young girls would marry

Young girls believed they could tell what type of man they would marry depending on the type of bird they saw first on Valentine’s Day. A robin redbreast indicated a sailor, a goldfinch indicated a rich man.

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You got: In Japan, only women buy Valentine chocolates for their spouses or boyfriends

Because of a translation error made by a chocolate company, only women buy Valentine chocolates. In fact, it is the only day of the year many single women will reveal their crush on a man by giving him chocolate. The men don’t return the favor until White Day, a type of “answer day” to Valentine’s Day, which is on March 14.

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You got: Pets get gifts on Valentine's Day too

It is estimated that around 9 million pet owners buy their pets gifts for Valentine's Day. How cute!

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You got: Don't be surprised, but condom sales are higher on Valentine’s Day

The condom company Durex reports that condom sales are 20-30% higher around Valentine’s Day.

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