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Valentine’s Day Links

A dose of cynicism for Valentine’s Day.

Video: The Science of Chocolate (aka the real meaning of Valentine’s Day).

The history of those chalky little pastel hearts with sayings on them.

9 Aphrodisiac Cocktails to Put You in the Mood.

Forget chocolate on Valentine’s Day, try semen, says Surgery News editor. Retraction, resignation follow.

Mark Steyn has everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about the song My Funny Valentine.

Anti-Valentine’s Day cards from a bygone era, plus Vintage Valentines from 100 Years Ago and a collection of vintage meat and weapons-related cards.

An animated history of Valentine’s Day, plus why the heart is associated with love.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, a snail-slime love spell, a discussion of sovereign immunity (could Queen Elizabeth get away with murder?), and some advice from 1612 on preventing drunkenness (apparently roasted goat lungs will soak that alcohol right up).

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