Let's face it- odds are that most of you in blogworld are not on your computers today. You're probably barbecuing and hanging out with your friends and family, awaiting the fun and fireworks that will commence this evening. If you are reading this blog entry today, you deserve a little reward, something to take with you to your barbecue tonight. While I can offer no recipes or grilling tips, I can provide some 4th of July trivia, courtesy of a thorough Google search:
-In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the United States of America was 2.5 million. Today, the U.S. population is 302 million.
-Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (the only men who signed the Declaration of Independence and became president) both died on July 4, 1826.
-There are 30 places nationwide with the word "liberty" in their names.
-According to the U.S. Census, over 74 million people have taken part in a barbecue in the past year.
-According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, on the 4th of July, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs.