Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
According to Valentines Day Statistics @ Statistic Brain, of the $13.19 Billion average annual Valentine’s Day spending, 34.3% of that money is spent on flowers. I suspect that, here in the U.S. at least, that money will mostly be spent on roses.
Now, being a man, I’m not exactly what you’d call a “flowers” kind of guy. But if I had to pick one as a favorite, I think I’d have to go with tulips.
I’ve been fond of tulips since I was a kid, and they are one of the very few types of flower I’ve ever actually planted and maintained myself. But my “love” for tulips absolutely pales in comparison to the apparent love the Dutch have for this flower. It’s funny, we hear so much about “market bubbles” these days that we tend to take for granted that they’re a modern-day only phenomena, but did you know that one of the most famous “bubbles” in history was the Dutch Tulip Bulb Market Bubble of the early 1600s – when the rarest tulip bulbs traded for as much as six times the average person’s annual salary?!?! 😯
Check out the Amusing Planet post for more info on these wonderful images. 😀
I want ice water.
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