Friday, February 5, 2010

Some fun facts

Some fun facts from www.yumsugar.com:
"Did you know that 6% of Americans call in sick the Monday after Super Bowl? Also on that same Monday, antacid sales increase by 20%? I know you're dying to know how many pounds of guacamole get consumed today, so for the rest of my useless yet amusing tid bits, read more:
  • 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole.
  • The average number of people at a Super Bowl party is 17.
  • 5% of Americans will watch the game alone.
  • Of the top 10 most watched television programs of all time, 9 of them are Super Bowls.
  • Budweiser has been the exclusive Super Bowl beer advertiser for the past 13 years.
  • The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs the span over two calendar years. The year the season began in 2009 and ends in 2010.
  • Since the 1980s the Super Bowls have always started around 6pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (except St. Patrick's Day), according to the Insurance Information Institute.
  • 35% of people who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.
  • Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl.
  • The Dolphin Stadium in Miami has vomitoriums, which is actually an architectural feature, not an official place were people can puke. It's a passage below a tier of seats in an amphitheater through which a crowd can spew out after the game.
  • The Super Bowl has been played in south Florida 8 times, today's game will be the ninth.
  • Super Bowl fans spend more than $50 million on food during the 4 days prior to the super bowl.
  • Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year."

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