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Morning Minutes: Feb. 14

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Feb. 14

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Infatuation in-fach-oo-EY-shuhn (noun) Foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Valentine's Day by the Numbers

http://www.history.com/interactives/valentines-day-by-the-numbers

If you're one of the 62 percent of adults who celebrate Valentine's Day, or if you just enjoy infographics, this is the site for you! Learn how many pounds of chocolate are bought, how many cards are sent and how many conversation hearts are eaten.

Number to Know

102 million: Number of Americans over the age of 18 who are unmarried, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's 44.1 percent of the country's population.

This Day in History

Feb. 14, 278: St. Valentine is beheaded by the order of Claudius II, or Claudius the Cruel, emperor of Rome.

Today's Featured Birthday

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe (41)

Daily Quote

"Love conquers all." - Virgil