By the Numbers




57 -- Age Cybill Shepherd will turn on February 18th

39 -- Age Lisa Marie Presley will turn on February 1st

110 Million -- Estimated number of roses purchased for Valentine's Day, according to the trade group Roses Incorporated.

1 Billion -- Estimated number of Valentine's Day cards purchased (and, we presume, given out), making V-Day the biggest card-giving holiday after Christmas. That's according to the American Greetings Corp.

35 Million -- Estimated number of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate given on Valentine's Day, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association.

3 -- Percent of pets -- yes, pets -- in America who will receive some form of Valentine's Day gift from their owners.

1976 -- Year in which February was designated Black History Month

1991 -- Year in which the National Civil Rights Museum opened its doors

20th -- Date of this February's Fat Tuesday, the official kick-off of Mardi Gras

$18.50 -- Price of a king cake, a Mardi Gras staple, at La Baguette. A bargain compared to the $33.50 the same cake will set you back at New Orleans' famed Gambino's Bakery

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