Top 10 Bizarre Facts About Valentine's Day

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Top 10 Bizarre Facts About Valentine's Day - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

Here are 10 bizarre facts about Valentine's Day.

Number 10 – 10-15% of women send flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day.

Number 9 – Condom sales are usually 20%-30% higher around Valentine's Day according to Durex.

Number 8 - Over 9 million people will buy their pet a Valentine's Day gift.

Number 7 –On that day, nearly 1,000 letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet are sent to Verona, Italy.

Number 6 – Nearly 60 million pounds of chocolate candy will be consumed during the week of Valentine’s Day.

Number 5 – On Valentine's Day, a popular gift in Wales is a carefully carved, wooden ‘love spoon’.

Number 4 - A poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife is the oldest documented Valentine.

Number 3 –After Christmas, Valentine’s day is the 2nd biggest day for cards with over a billion sent worldwide.

Number 2 - Nearly 190 million roses are bought on Valentine's Day.

Number 1 –Teachers are the number 1 recipient of Valentine’s Day cards.