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10 Surprising Facts About the 4th of July

Independence Day is upon us, and we've rounded up all the best 4th of July trivia in one place. Will someone eat 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes for a new world record this year?

Americans Will Eat 150 Million Hot Dogs This 4th of July

We hold these truths to be self-evident: life, liberty, and the pursuit of statistics on spending. So whether you're lighting a few sparklers on the front lawn, heading to the nearest beach, or buying flags for the local parade, here's the rundown on stats, spending, and trivia surrounding the Fourth of July.

Firework Alternatives: For When The Law Doesn't Allow Explosions

Does your state ban the sale and use of fireworks? Then check out our list of firework alternatives! Most of them are equally as dangerous and will result in a trip to the ER, anyway! So that's good?

What to Expect from 2012 Independence Day Sales

Independence Day is a celebration of freedom; a time to enjoy family, friends, food, fireworks, and deals, of course! But since this year's holiday falls on a Wednesday, we wanted to address not only what kind of deals we anticipate seeing, but when you'll see 4th of July bargains begin.