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Karishma brings you seven things you could really do without, but are better off knowing.

Her warning: You may not like what you find. And you may not believe what is in fact, fact. 

But share them with your children. Step into someone else’s shoes. Imagine.

The first Valentine’s Day card was sent by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He remained a prisoner of war for the next twenty-four years.


In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”


Wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of your left hand because people used to believe the vein in this finger goes directly to your heart.


Teachers receive the most Valentines, followed by kids, mothers, wives and sweethearts.


When two love birds appear to be kissing, they are actually grooming each other with their bills to keep themselves neat and clean.


The Italian city of Verona receives thousands of letters addressed to Juliet each year.


NH2, also known as Pheylethylamine, is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter that causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine, and has been suggested to cause the emotion we call ‘love’. 


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