With the long weekend around the corner, everyone is preparing for the cookout, or the trip to the beach! It is personally one of my favorite holidays, as I get to enjoy the amazing fireworks! In spirit of the long independence day weekend, here are some fun-facts that you can throw out while enjoying the juicy steak coming right off the grill!

150M – Estimate of the number of hot dogs consumed on this day, thats roughly 1 hot dog for every two US resident.

1941 – Year when 4th of July was declared as a national holiday.

July 8th, 1776 – Independence day first celebrated in Philadelphia.

$128.8 million – The value of July 4th fireworks imported from China!

125,000 – Number of U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol last year at the request of House and Senate members

32.5 million – The number of foreign-born residents in the United States in 2002

30 – Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one is Liberty,Missouri (26,232).

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