Love is in the air.  Valentines Day is this Friday, February 14.  Here are the top ten "gee, I didn't know that" trivia questions for the day:

(answers at bottom)

#10...Who is the winged child shooting the lovers arrow?

#9...Is Valentines Day the #1 card giving holiday?

#8...What does the word 'valentine" stand for in Latin?

#7...On Valentines Day 1876 who received a patent for what important invention?

#6...What percent of women send roses to themselves on Valentines Day?

#5...Who will receive the most Valentines cards this year:  Mom, wife, girlfriend, or neither?

#4...In Old Ireland a heart was carved into what as a Valentines gift?

#3...The Farmers Almanac says "If a woman sees a robin on Valentines Day she will marry a ..???"

#2...Which state produces the majority of America's roses?

#1...Name the actress who was nominated for an astounding SIX Academy Awards and was born on Valentines Day?

 

(answers)

#10...Cupid

#9...No, Christmas is.

#8...Valor

#7...Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone

#6...15%

#5...Neither.  Teachers get the most!

#4...A wooden spoon.

#3...Sailor

#2...California

#1...Thelma Ritter was born Feb. 14, 1902.  She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All About Eve (1950), The Mating Season (1951), With a Song in my Heart (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953), Pillow Talk (1959), and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).

She never won!

Thelma Ritter in "Rear Window." (Paramount Pictures)