In 2014, an Arizona man escaped prison to meet with his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. The man crawled past razor wire, scaled two fences and made his way to a bar about 10 miles away.
A zoo in Texas has introduced a rather different Valentine’s package this year. For a small fee, they will name a cockroach after your ex and feed it to a meerkat.
In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give non-chocolate candy to women on March 14. On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on February 14 or March go to a Chinese-Korean restaurant to eat black noodles and lament their ‘single life’.
Because of Valentine’s Day, March is the biggest month for pregnancy test sales.
On Valentine’s day 2014, an unnamed man sabotaged a special screening of “Beijing Love Story” by booking every odd seat in the theater, preventing couples from sitting together.
Theodore Roosevelt lost both his first wife and mother within 11 hours of each other, 2 days after the birth of his first daughter, Alice. It was also Valentine’s Day.
In Japan, women give chocolates on Valentine’s day. Men are supposed to return the favor a month later on White Day, March 14.
Japanese celebrate Christmas, but it is more like Valentine’s day in the western world.