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Here are three key chicken wings stats for Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012.
– More than 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the country’s biggest eating day of the year, after Thanksgiving.
– If those wings were laid end to end they would reach one-quarter of the way to the moon; they’d circle the earth more than twice.
– This year’s New York Giants vs New England Patriots match-up means chicken wings consumption will pretty much hold steady. The Mid-Atlantic, which encompasses Giants territory, are 24 percent more likely to eat wings; New Englanders, a.k.a. Patriots fans, are six percent less likely to eat wings than the national average.
Thanks to the National Chicken Council for these amazing statistics.
And here are five key places for chicken wings if you want to be part of the 1.25 billion wing movement.
Bon Chon - New York City, NY
San Tung - San Francisco, CA
The Kettle Black - Brooklyn, NY
Anchor Bar - Buffalo, NY
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Be sure to wash down all those wings with Patriots and Giants-specific beers.
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