6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July

The long holiday weekend is finally here and we’re ready to celebrate on the 4th of July!  Want to seem smart at the family barbeque this weekend?  Pull out these fun facts and figures about the 4th of July and show how brilliant you really are!

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1.)  Americans spend $111 million on popsicles and charcoal for July 4th weekend. 

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2.)  Americans spend $203 million just on condiments for July 4th.  That’s more than the $193 million we spend on hamburger patties.

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3.)  No July 4th spending compares to what we spend on fireworks.  We spend at least $600 million on them nationwide.

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4.)  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.

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5.)  Last year there were 11,000 firework-related injuries  More than half of which were minor burns on the hands. 

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6.)  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, and Christmas.

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