Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: 4th of July Facts

In honor of Independence Day, we've found 5 great infographics with fun facts and little-known stats about the 4th of July. Did you know that July 4th is the biggest hot dog consumption day of the entire year? No doubt there will be no shortage of beer, hot dogs, and barbeques this year as Americans partake in this patriotic day. And don't forget to check out our video on 7 Surprising Facts About Independence Day. We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!



#1: July 4th by Big Eye
  • The first public 4th of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
  • There are an estimated 150 million cookouts that take place on the Fourth of July.
  • $211 million has been spent on the importation of fireworks from China.
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#2: The 4th of July By The Numbers by History.com and Column Five
  • 13 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were under age 35! 7 were older than 60.
  • Founding fathers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4.
  • Today, 63% attend a firework display, 80% attend a barbeque, picnic, or cookout, 66% display an American flag, 32% watch a parade, and 26% set off their own fireworks.
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#3: Happy America Day! by EasyFinance
  • Only 58% of US citizens know that the United States declared its independence in 1776.
  • 500,000 people attend the Washington D.C. Fourth of July celebrations each year.
  • 68,300,000 cans of beer are sold, 700,000,000 pounds of chicken is sold the week leading up to Independence Day, and about 22 tons of fireworks are on display in New York City.
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#4: An Explosive Day: Fun on the Fourth by Military VA Loan
  • In the US, over $302.7 million worth of banners, flags and similar items are shipped each year. However, it may surprise you that the American imports of flags are coming from China.
  • Every 4th of July, there are twice as many fires reported than any other day during the year. A total of 8,800 emergency room visits were due to firework-related injuries!
  • Texas, Nebraska and Kansas are the largest beef-producing states in America. You can bet there will be plenty of barbeques there!
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An Explosive Day: Fun on the Fourth

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#5: July 4 by DegreeSearch.org
  • 1 in 4 Americans don't know we declared independence from Great Britian. 26% know but are unsure of the year.
  • Independence Day is ranked #1 among beer selling occasions of the year.
  • It is also the most popular holiday for barbeque and grilling.
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