Money Tips: Five fun financial facts for the 4th of July

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Discover fun facts about the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day. Find out how much Americans spend on fireworks, how much beer we drink, and who holds the hot dog-eating record:

  1. The U.S spent $3.5 million on importing American flags from China for July 4, 2014.
  2. U.S. retailers sold fireworks worth $369.4 million in 2014
  3. Americans will spend an estimated $6.8 billion on food for the July 4 holiday weekend in 2016
  4. More than 68 million cases of beer will be sold over the July 4 holiday
  5. Joey Chestnut holds the all-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest record, which he set 7/4/2013 by taking down 69 hot dogs in ten minutes.

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