WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOOD/KSNW) – A lot of Americans will be chewing on chicken wings on Sunday.
Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving for feasting.
In a news release, the National Chicken Council says Americans will scarf down 1.3 billion wings during the weekend of Super Bowl 50.
That’s about 37.5 million wings more than last year.
To put it into perspective, the council says 1.3 billion wings:
- Is enough for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have four wings each.
- Would stretch from the Panther’s stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to the Bronco’s stadium in Denver almost 53 times when laid end to end.
- Weighs 6,325 times more than the combined weights of both teams’ entire rosters.
“Any way you measure it, that’s a lot of freaking wings,” said Tom Super, senior vice president of communications for the National Chicken Council.