When it comes to Valentine's Day fun facts, you could turn to your friendly neighborhood florist, love doctor or pimp.
But we like to think outside the heart-shaped box.
So here, courtesy of Los Angeles-based 5W Public Relations, we present the following . . .
- LifeStyles Condoms estimates that 87 condoms are used each second in the U.S. on Valentine's Day, which also shares the date with the lesser-known National Condom Day.
- Organic Bouquet estimates
that more than 200 million roses were produced for Valentine's Day 2011.
- The U.S. Census Bureau reports
that only 11 percent of households celebrate by gifting each other jewelry
- According to the Hallmark Corp., nearly 200 million cards are exchanged each year on Feb.
14, and that doesn't include V-Day card packs exchanged by millions
- The National Retail Federation
reports that men spend nearly twice the amount women spend on the holiday.