Fourth of July Fun Facts

Do they have a 4th of July in England?

Of course they do. That’s how they get from the 3rd to the 5th. (Ba-Da-Cha!)

Random, right? Well, here are some random facts, funnies, and quotes to kick-off your Fourth of July celebrations.

Food Consumption –

  • Approximately 150 million hot dogs are consumed.
  • The amount of chicken purchased the week before the holiday is 700 million pounds.
  • 190 million pounds of red meat / pork is purchased in the week leading up to July 4th.
  • 78 million Americans have a barbecue on July 4th.
  • For July 4th weekend, Americans spend approximately both $111 million on popsicles and charcoal.
“I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.”
– Bill Cosby
What did the mayonnaise say to the refrigerator?
A. Close the door, I’m dressing!
Flag Etiquette –
  • When displaying the American flag, put it to the right or above the other flags on display.
  • Display your flag from sunrise to sunset. You can also fly it at night if you illuminate it.
  • Do not let the flag touch the ground…ever!

“As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

What did one flag say to the other flag?
A: Nothing, it just waved.


American Tradition –

  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday.
  • On March 3, 1931, the “Star Spangled Banner” was designated the national anthem by an act of Congress.
  • The song “Yankee Doodle” was sung originally by British officers making fun of backwoods Americans.
  • The Statue of Liberty was once called Liberty Enlightening the World.
  • A popular dance  in 1776 is still danced today called the Indepen-dance. (Ah, I almost had you didn’t I?)

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
John F. Kennedy

What’s the difference between a duck and George Washington?
A: One has a bill on his face, and the other has his face on a bill



-The ARPCO Transport Services Family-

hat dance was very popular in 1776?
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