Yes, you. We’re buddies, right?
Well Happy Birthday!
Thanks for taking the time to click on The CD during your holiday weekend. I don’t know what you were expecting from this particular post, but if it was mildly interesting 4th of July facts… you’re in luck.
- July Fourth is the “biggest hot dog holiday of the year,” according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the so-called “State of Independence,” where the Declaration of Independence was debated and signed, is home to 11 places with the word “liberty” in their name and 33 with the word “union” in them, leading the country for the number of places with such names.
- Due to concerns about cracking the iconic instrument, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846.
- Around 900 copies of the Declaration were created by printer John Dunlap. Only 26 copies, referred to as “The Dunlap Broadsides” are left: 21 are owned by American institutions, two by British institutions and three are privately owned.
I’m sure there are many, many more out there if you care to go down that Google rabbit hole. But we’d strongly suggest grabbing a hunk of meat (or tofu) and throwing it at the nearest open flame.