Heartfelt Facts


What’s your favourite Valentine’s themed trivia? Discover our top 3 heartfelt facts.

  • Did you know the largest box of chocolates was made in 2008? It was over 5m tall and weighted 1.69kg, that’s the weight of a small car!            


  • The longest chain of paper hearts was created by the British Heart Foundation in 2018. The chain was created by members of the public dedicating a paper heart in memory of a loved one. Filled with messages of love and support, the chain measured nearly 1.5 miles long and included 17, 939 hearts.                              


  • The oldest surviving love poem was discovered by archaeologists in Nippur, Iraq. Known as ‘Instanbul #2461', the poem dates back to around 4000 years and was written on a clay tablet. Whilst the author is unknown, it is believed to have been recited by a bride of Sumerian King Shu-Sin. In case you need inspiration for your Valentine’s Day card, here is the start of the poem:

Bridegroom, dear to my heart, 
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet, 
Lion, dear to my heart, 
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.

Source: guinessworldrecords.com