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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb , 2011 4:45 pm 
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I took the Mythbusters Valentines quiz and the one question I got wrong was where the heart shape comes from. Here's what they had to say:

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Ever wondered where the "heart" shape comes from? It bears little resemblance to the blood-pumping organ that shares its name, and yet both are associated with love. While some theorize that it is simply the result of medieval attempts to depict the human heart based on an inaccurate description, there is another, more intriguing possibility.

In 7th-century B.C. North Africa, the city-state of Cyrene enjoyed a profitable trade in a plant called silphium. In addition to its popularity as a seasoning and a treatment for a variety of minor ailments, this now-extinct plant was also an herbal contraceptive. So valuable was this plant to Cyrene's economy that they minted coins depicting its heart-shaped seedpod. This shape came to be associated with sexuality, and eventually with love.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb , 2011 5:05 pm 
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That's one version. The other is that the female genitalia are also rather heart-shaped. :D

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb , 2011 8:16 pm 
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^ the anatomical kind? :scratch: Even then, I'd have to use my imagination. Girlie parts are usually associated with flowers.

...or tacos, I guess.

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Heart-shaped booties are considered desirable, so they're the only body parts I associate with the kind of heart posted above.

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Different for everyone, I guess. :P




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PostPosted: Tue 15 Feb , 2011 12:55 am 
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*E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Feb , 2011 6:53 am 
I've cried a thousand oceans, and I would cry a thousand more if that's what it takes to sail you home.

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*removes yov from valentine recipient list*




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Feb , 2011 2:04 am 
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:LMAO: :LMAO: :LMAO:

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Feb , 2011 3:41 pm 
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That looks like something out of Star Wars.

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