Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Week: Fun Facts

I can finally say it: Happy Fourth of July! Today, I wanted to share some cool fun facts I found about this lovely day of celebration for our country's independence. So get ready to get a small and amusing history lesson!

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America is 237 years old today, making us the 22nd oldest nation in the world.

Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird, but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle. Thank goodness because I love turkey at Thanksgiving!

The Fourth of July wasn't made a national holiday until 1941. Whaaat?

Approximately 150 million hot dogs are going to be consumed today. That's a lot of hot dogs!

"Yankee Doodle" was sung by British officers that were making fun of the backwoods Americans. The song is almost as annoyingly catch as "It's A Small World"... Almost.

87% of American homes have a grill. Yup, that sounds right!

Last one - In 1776, there were 2.5 million Americans. Today, there are 311 million US citizens! Holy moly!

There are some more facts at Cleveland.com. I hope you have a wonderful day full of yummy food, drinks, and family fun. Happy Fourth of July!

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Thanks. I love fun facts and sadly would almost call it a hobby of mine.

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