National Chicken Wing Day occurs over the summer, but it would seem that it would be more appropriate for the winter. Many football and other sports parties occur during this time of year, and the popular snack is common for groups both big and small.
The Super Bowl, taking place Sunday, February 2, will be the biggest day of the year for wings sales. The National Chicken Council (NCC) yesterday released its annual Chicken Wing Report, projecting Americans to consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl LIV weekend.
Some incredible statistics on this number of chicken wings:
- Every player in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, would have to consume 825,000 wings each to reach 1.4 billion
- 175 million pounds of wings weighs 1,500 times as much as the entire 49ers team and three of their team buses
- 1.4 billion wings could circle the circumference of the Earth 3 times
- 1.4 billion wings are enough to give every attendee of every Super Bowl since 1967 each 342 wings
- 1.4 billion wings laid end to end would stretch the entire Florida coastline, home of Super Bowl LIV, more than 9 times
- If each of the 1.4 billion wings were counted as one second, they would equal about 45 years
“Football is great. Wings are great. But they’re even better together,” says National Chicken Council spokesman Tom Super. “Sure, you can have your chips, your guacamole, your pizza. But when it comes to Super Bowl menus, wings rule the roost. So grab a wet nap, dive in, and help put a dent in that 1.4 billion.”