How many lots the city of Newark, New Jersey, is selling for $1,000 a piece to couples of any sexual orientation as part of a special Valentine’s Day sale. As reported by NJ.com, the loving land owners must agree to build a home and live on their new plots.
While only 20 percent of “Fifty Shades of Grey” readers were male, 54 percent of buyers of a “Shades”-themed teddy bear are men. Some say merchandising from the film helps transform subjects that were once taboo into marketable commodities. And pre-ticket sales are doing well, also. See our “grey”-shaded chart below:
Speaking of “Fifty Shades of Grey”: When details of the film were being disrobed (sorry), some were titillated by reports that a fifth of the film would be made up of sex scenes. That may be unusual for the film industry, but as Quartz points out, its kind of old news for television.
Last “Grey” matter: That’s Christian Grey’s estimated net worth, as calculated by Forbes. The fictional billionaire comes to the screen this weekend with the adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and Bloomberg broke down the cost of the suits, cars, cuff links, business cards, art, hotels and sexy furniture were on display.
Mother’s Day, the day when Google searches for flowers are actually higher than on Valentine’s D ay, according to the Pew Research Center.
Last month’s price-per-ton for cocoa. As reported by the NY Times, that’s higher than last year, partly due to greater global demand for dark chocolate, especially in Asia. So be prepared to spend more on sweets for your sweet.