Everyone knows that 4th of July consists of Americans blowing stuff up and eating hot dogs. But, I had no idea we ate this many hot dogs and spent this much money on fireworks during the 4th of July weekend.

According to Wallet Hub, we consume 150 million hot dogs and spend over $324 million on fireworks. Here are some other facts that will blow your mind about the long holiday weekend:

  • $6.77 Billion - Total planned spending on July 4th food.
  • 700 Million Pounds – Of chicken are purchased in the week prior to July 4th.
  • $4.4 Million – Annual value of imported American flags
  • 67% – Of all annual fireworks injuries take place within a month of July 4th

Be safe and have fun celebrating the 4th of July!

Local fireworks information.