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Monday, February 13, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Valentine's Day is almost here. Some people are getting ready for a romantic evening, some are planning anti-Valentine's day parties, and others just think it's a Hallmark holiday and don't give it any attention at all. No matter how you feel about the day, make sure you at least let your loved ones know how you feel!

Here's some fun facts about Valentine's Day for your enjoyment...

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."

HINT: (1852-1933), was an American author, educator, and clergyman.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

There are several legends behind Saint Valentine. One is that in the 1st century AD it is said that Valentine, who was a priest, defied the order of the emperor Claudius and secretly married couples so that the husbands wouldn't have to go to war. Soldiers were sparse at this time so this was a big inconvenience to the emperor.

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Another legend is that Valentine refused to sacrifice to pagan gods. Being imprisoned for this, Valentine gave his testimony in prison and through his prayers healed the jailer's daughter who was suffering from blindness. On the day of his execution he left her a note that was signed "Your Valentine."

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In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

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The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

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Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.

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Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.

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The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.

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In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."

ANSWER: Henry van Dyke.

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