Americans Love Chicken Wings
On Super Bowl Sunday 2016, we Americans consumed an insane number of chicken wings. Literally billions.
It's probably fair to say that Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year here in the United States. (The winning spot, of course, is occupied by Thanksgiving). How far behind Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl? Tough to say. I'd wager--if you judge by the number of chicken wings we consume as a nation--not that far behind.
According to the National Chicken Council (yes, there is such a thing), Americans ate 1.3 BILLION chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday 2016. That's right. Your eyes aren't deceiving you. Billions. With a 'B'. (Yeah, holy heck, I know).
Chicken wings are absolutely a game day staple. I mean, they happen to be my favorite game day food. And it seems I am not alone. And here are some statistics about our 1.3 billion chicken wing consumption that just might blow your mind:
- 1.3 billion chicken wings is enough for every.single.American to enjoy 4 wings each.
- If you created a chain of 1.3 billion chicken wings, laid out in a row (touching end to end), that chain would stretch from Charlotte, North Carolina's Bank of America Stadium all the way to Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. And not just once...but approximately 53 times.
- With 1.3 billion chicken wings, you could cover every single seat at every single NFL Stadium in America (all 32, yes) with 600 wings...per seat.
- 1.3 billion chicken wings weigh a total of 162.5 million pounds. That's 6,325 times heavier than the combined weight of the entire (combined) 52-man rosters of the 2016 Broncos and Panthers. (That's a lot of Peyton Mannings).