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The Morning Brew: July Fourth by the numbers

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Fourth of July by the numbers: Americans like Hot Dogs

The Fourth of July is here. It's a chance to take a day off work (if you're lucky) and to indulge in foods loaded with nitrates and other stuff that isn't good for you. And then later, watch colorful explosives fill the sky. 'Murica.

Bonus points if you can do any of this at a lake or near an ocean.

Today, more than 150 million hot dogs will be consumed. That's almost enough to feed half the country's population. About 44 percent of the country will attend some sort of fireworks display.

So here's to the USA on its 241st birthday. And here's some more July 4th facts and figures.


Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

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