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Stumper 2-14-14

It is a day for flowers, cards and candy. One candy that you'll see just about everywhere is the NECCO brand candy hearts, with the words on them like "be mine." You'll see a lot of them because NECCO makes a lot of them.

How many candy hearts does NECCO produce a year?
1. 8 million
2. 80 million
3. 8 billion

The answer is: 3. 8 billion

That's a lot of "be mine," "text me" and "love bug" on small candy hearts. The website for NECCO says the company produces 100,000 pounds of the hearts every day between mid-February until January. That adds up to 8 billion sweethearts a year to meet the demand.

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