8 Random Facts About July 4th
It's the July 4th weekend, and I thought it would be a good time to share 8 random facts about July 4th. From Cooking out, fireworks, and American flags, to cold beer.
#1.) Americans spend $111 MILLION on popsicles and charcoal for July 4th weekend.
#2.) Americans spend $203 MILLION just on CONDIMENTS for July 4th. That's more than the $193 MILLION we spend on hamburger patties.
#3.) No July 4th spending compares to FIREWORKS... we spend at least $600 MILLION on 'em nationwide.
#4.) Over 80% of the American flags in the U.S. were made in China.
#5.) When America became an independent nation in 1776, it had a population of 2.5 million. Now the population is over 311 million.
#6.) Last year, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the U.S. It included 22 tons of fireworks... about the same weight as six elephants.
#7.) Last year there were 11,000 firework-related injuries... more than half of which were minor burns on the hands. There was only one death... and that was a guy balancing a mortar shell in a tube on his head.
#8.) The 4th of July is the biggest holiday for beer sales, with approximately 68.3 MILLION cases of beer sold. The rest of the top five, in order are: Labor Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day (awesome), and Christmas.