Here are a few facts about Valentine’s Day …. Bishop Valentine was an ancient Rome clergyman who performed secret marriages after the Roman Emperor banned marriages as he believed single men made better warriors … Valentine’s Day is officially celebrated in Mexico, Canada, France, The UK, Australia and the USA … According to The Greeting Card Association the first Valentine’s Day card was sent in 1850. They also say that over 45-million cards will be send this year making VD the biggest card-sending day of the year after Christmas … You all know those candy heart with the love sayings? Well, 8-million of those sweet, little goodies are made every Valentine’s Day … The National Confectioners Association says that $1-billion will be spent on chocolates this VD … The average consumer will spend $134 on VD with 45% purchasing candy, 35% flowers and 19% jewelry … A National Restaurant Association survey said that when couples go out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, 28% of them will go to an Italian restaurant and spend approximately $150. VD is the second busiest restaurant day trailing only Mother’s Day … Lastly, Valentine’s Day is the top day for sex! Condom companies say that sales increase by 25% the month of February!
A huge sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight classic cars! The hole was measured at 60 feet wide and over 25 feet deep. General Motor’s head of global product development said that the cars damaged are some of the most significant in auto history and they will do everything possible to restore them.
Facebook has added new self-description choices to their members. You now can check much more than just male or female when telling about yourself. You now can be androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual. Damn, I don’t know what half those things are! Facebook currently has 1.23-billion active monthly users … I wonder how many are intersex???
The Olympics will be going strong all weekend. Look for a great men’s hockey game between the USA and Russia! Yesterday the USA swept all three medals in the freestyle skiing slopestyle competition. This weekend is also when the bobsled and luge competitions get going strong! USA … USA … USA !!!
Last but not least … Former NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette welcomed twin girls into the world last Sunday. MJ, 51, has three other children with his first wife Juanita … Actor Ralph Waite who played the patriarch of television series “The Waltons” died yesterday at the age of 85. Waite had a long film career and appeared last on NCIS playing Mark Harmon’s father … Burger King’s new lower calorie French fries have helped push up sales slightly … Have a great weekend everybody !!!