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15 facts you never knew about Valentine’s Day

Giving flowers, chocolate, and heart-shaped cards are all common customs on Valentine’s Day. But why do we bother with these traditions anyway?

3. Why we draw hearts the way we do
3. Why we draw hearts the way we do
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If we were anatomically correct when we drew hearts, the result would be a complex clump of valves and muscles.

While the shape we’re more familiar with is a lot easier to draw, no one really knows the origin of the heart shape.

One possibility is that it resembles the now-extinct plant silphium.

Once found in the African city-state Cyrene, the plant was used as food colouring, a cough syrup, and most notably, a contraceptive.

The shape’s association with sex eventually turned into one of love.

The other suggestion is actually anatomical in nature. Some have thought the shape to be a representation of breasts, buttocks, sexual organs, or an inaccurate depiction of a real heart.

Pamper loved ones this Valentine's Day with a gift of this sweet-smelling moisturising mixture.



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