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Mind flex: Fun Valentine’s Day facts

  1. More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across America each year.

  2. In general, men spend twice as much as women on Valentine’s Day gifts. The average man spends $130, while women spend about $70.

  3. Around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.

  4. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.

  5. Hallmark was one of the first to mass-produce a Valentine’s Day card, in 1913.

  6. Mother’s Day tops Valentine’s Day in floral sales.

  7. Red roses are still the most popular Valentine flower.

  8. The highest dollar amounts are spent on jewelry, dinner out, flowers, clothing and candy.

  9. More than 8 billion conversation hearts are manufactured each year.

  10. Valentine's Day was voted the best day of the year to propose—and 40 percent of the respondents were men.

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