5 Facts You Should Know About the 4th of July

Fireworks, barbecues, red, white and blue cupcakes…it’s the 4th of July! In celebration of America’s Independence, we’ve brought you 5 crazy facts you should know about this day.

  1. On the 4th of July, Americans eat 150 million hot dogs. That’s enough to stretch from D.C. to  L.A. more than 5 times.
  2. Three of the Founding fathers died on July 4th: John Adams,Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.
    • Adams and Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826 during the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
    • Monroe died on July 4th 1831.
  3. More than 14,000 fireworks display nationwide every 4th of July. The Macy’s 4th of July show in NYC uses 75,000 pounds of fireworks in roughly a half-hour.
  4. Most teen car accidents that happen throughout the year occur on July 4th.
    • More teens die in car crashes during the 4th of July. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), teen driving “goes up by 44 percent during summertime.”
  5. According to our friends at BuzzFeed, these are “America’s favorite songs” for July 4th:
    • 3 percent prefer “The Star Spangled Banner”
    • 1 percent  prefer “God bless America”
    • 96 percent prefer “Firework” by Katy Perry

Sources: History Channel, Washington Post, Today I Found Out , BuzzFeed

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