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