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February, 2019 Travel Trivia 

1. What country was St. Valentine from? 

2. What continent is the Lovebug found on? (yes its a real species!)

3. In what country do lovers exchange special wooden spoons in January as a mark of their love?



 

Rover, the guide dogI've fetched the answers for you below...

 


Q: What country was St. Valentine from? 

A: St. Valentine, the namesake for Valentines Day hailed from Italy, and more specifically, Rome. He lived during the early 200s AD, and died on February 14th, 269 AD. Legends surrounding St. Valentine, most of which were perpetuated by Geoffrey Chaucer, frequently have to do with "courtly love". 


Q: What continent is the Lovebug found on? (yes its a real species!)

A: Lovebugs (or "Plecia nearctica") are typically found in Central America as well as parts of the southern United States. Lovebugs are a species of fly that got their name from their unusual mating rituals. Both during and after mating, they stay connected to eachother for several days - even flying as one!

love bugs

 
Q: In what country do lovers exchange special wooden spoons in January as a mark of their love?   

A: This unique ritual takes place in Wales. The spoons are aptly named "love spoons" and are made with itricate designs. Dateing back to the 17th century, love spoons gradually became more and more detailed and larger in size. Young male suiters would present the object of their affection with a spoon to symbolize and represent his handiwork and craftmanship ability.  

 

Want more trivia? See our last edition.  

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