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29.7 Degrees in Fahrenheit of mean temperature for Provo/Orem in January

70 Percent of people who list “spending more time with family” as one of their top three New Year’s resolutions

15 Number of years it took to make Martin Luther King, Jr., Day an official holiday

1,006 Number of locations nationwide that produce chocolate and cocoa products

66 Percent of Valentine’s flowers that are purchased by males

85 Percent of Valentines that are sent by women

25 Percent of seasonal greeting cards sent each year that are Valentines

11 Number of Supreme Court appointments George Washington made

121 Number of towns and villages named after George Washington

23 Age of Abraham Lincoln when he started his political career

73 Number of BYU Independent Study Personal Enrichment courses offered online

51 Number of these courses that are free of charge

30 Median age of a Utah Valley home

10 Rank of both Provo and Orem in their respective categories in Morgan Quitno’s listing of the safest American cities

Sources: Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce, Quicken, factmonster.com, U.S. Census Bureau, aboutflowers.com, Greeting Card Association, www.classroomhelp.com/lessons/Presidents/washington.html, BYU Independent Study Web site, Utah Valley Parade of Homes

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