The Cost of 4th of July
We all love the fourth of July, and we know where the biggest fireworks displays are, but have you ever wondered how much we spend on the 4th of July.
#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.