4TH OF JULY BY THE NUMBERS.
Number of hotdogs to be consumed on July 4th: 150 million
Amount of chicken purchased in the week leading up to July 4th: 700 million pounds
Amount of red meat/pork purchased in the week leading up to July 4th: 190 million pounds Percentage of American households with outdoor grills: 87
SO WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR DIETS FELLOW AMERICANS? WHAT HAPPENED TO VEGGIES, LOFAT-LOCARB DIETS?
Amount of fireworks sold to individuals for personal celebrations in 2006:252millionpounds.
Amount of fireworks sold to cities and municipalities for public celebrations last year: 25 million pounds
Amount of fireworks sold to individuals for personal celebrations in 2000: 102 million pounds Total dollar amount spent on fireworks in 2007: 900 million dollars
Total dollar amount spent on fireworks in 2000: 350 million dollars
Percentage of fireworks sales that take place in late June and early July: 80
SO WHY AREN'T WE CONSERVING ENERGY & WORRIED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT HERE?- JUST WHO GETS THIS MONEY SPENT?
Dollar amount of fireworks imported to the US from China in 2006: 212 million
Dollar amount of American flags imported into the US from China in 2006: 5 million
GUESS THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT GETS IT HUH? WE ARE STILL INTRADE WITH THE CHINESE! WITH ALL THESE FIREWORKS THEY SELL TO US WHAT KIND OF BOMBS CAN THEY BUILD? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AMERICAN COMPANIES THAT LOST THIS TRADE? I'M GLAD THAT THERE IS ONE COMPANY IN NJ THAT STILL MAKES FLAGS!
ANOTHER QUESTION: WHY DO I HEAR FIREWORKS HERE IN THE PEACH ORCHARD IF FIREWORKS ARE BANNED IN THE STATE OF NJ?
JUST SOME NOTES FROM THE MOMMANATOR?