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Super Bowl Fun Facts

I knew putting a picture with shirtless boys playing football would catch your attention. Wouldn't it be so much more entertaining if the Super Bowl was played topless? Ok, enough digression already back to Super Bowl fun facts. At parties, whenever there is a lull in the conversation, I love busting out with worthless knowledge. Today, Super Bowl Sunday, will be no different. There is bound to be a few lame commercials so that's when I'll pull the old fun facts out of my magical hostess hat. For example, 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,

  • 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 2006 and ends in 2007.
  • 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.
Join The Conversation
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 10 years
Molly, that is a well known fact and is very sad. I do feel it is appropriate to maybe have a couple drinks but not so much you're hurting anyone.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Hey, I actually got to pull out the Budweiser sole beer advertiser fact during the game when one of my friends asked wh he never saw any other beer commercials!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Domestic violence? :MOB: wow, I wonder why? After reading the statistics for guacamole, I know why the heart attacks. Molly, those facts aren't fun, but they're sobering.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
partysugar, cool facts! I had know idea. :) Molly, really, that's interesting. I heard 4th of July was also a dangerous holiday for family members due to the heat..people get into major fights. I haven't experienced it..just thought I would share. :)
Molly Molly 10 years
Superbowl Sunday has the highest domestic violence rate of the year, too. Plus, it's number three for heart attacks (after thanksgiving and christmas). Mmmm, those facts aren't really fun I suppose.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I cooked and cleaned for 11 hours yesterday. I am buying Ezell's fried chicken for the more cooking for me. (Here's another fun fact--Oprah loved Ezell's chicken so much when she was visiting Seattle that she had it shipped to her once she returned to Chicago!)
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
lol! post the recipe? :p
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Ooo, I make the BEST guacamole, and it really has to be good because I don't like anything that I make.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
lol 8 million pounds of guacamole?! like WOW!
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