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EAGLE EYE
02-13-2011, 10:53 PM
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/13/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day


Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

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EAGLE EYE
02-13-2011, 11:04 PM
The Roman romantics "were drunk. They were naked," says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.


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Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
02-13-2011, 11:05 PM
Those romans and the S&M play on a day named after a couple of saints.