The Surprising Science Of The Super Bowl

The Surprising Science Of The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the United States. How big of a deal, exactly? An estimated 160 million will watch this championship American football game on Super Bowl Sunday. Just as important as watching the game, it seems, is the snacking during the game. About $55 million will be spent on snacks in America for game day. Those snacks will consist of 15,000 tons of potato chips, 79 million pounds of avocados for guacamole, and 1.25 billion chicken wings. However, most people will consume all the snacks they'll eat during the game within 15 minutes of kick-off. The average American will consume 50 grams of fat in party snacks on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The Super Bowl is the second highest food consumption day in America after Thanksgiving. (0:00)

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    In the U.S., more Super Bowl parties occur than New Year's parties. (0:16)

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    During the game, American power consumption actually drops about 5%. (1:51)

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