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Useless Superbowl Knowledge

After two weeks of hype, Superbowl XLV is tomorrow.  Amaze your friends at the gathering you attend with some useless Superbowl knowledge.

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Did you know-

•8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

•14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole.

•The average number of people at a Super Bowl party is 17.

•5% of Americans will watch the game alone.

•Of the top 10 most watched television programs of all time, 9 of them are Super Bowls.

•Budweiser has been the exclusive Super Bowl beer advertiser for the past 14 years.

•The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs the span over two calendar years. The year the season began in 2010 and ends in 2011.

•Since the 1980s the Super Bowls have always started around 6pm Eastern Standard Time. This year kickoff is at 6:31pm.

•More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (except St. Patrick’s Day), according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Watch out State Police will have many DWI patrols out this weekend.

•35% of people who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.

•Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl.

•The Dolphin Stadium in Miami has vomitoriums, which is actually an architectural feature, not an official place were people can puke. It’s a passage below a tier of seats in an amphitheater through which a crowd can spew out after the game.

•The Super Bowl has been played in south Florida 9 times.

•Super Bowl fans spend more than $50 million on food during the 4 days prior to the super bowl.

•Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year.

•6% of Americans will call in sick on Monday.

• The average cost of a 30 second commercial to appear in Superbowl XLV will cost $30 million dollars. That $1 million a second!

•325.5 million gallons of beer will be drunk.

• The video screen at Dallas stadium is the worlds largest screen. At 180 feet long and 72 feet high.

•There are two complete television film crews. One for the television broadcast and one side of the video screen, the other for the other side of the screen. – Usually there is only 1 crew but because the screen is in the middle of the field,  a 2nd crew is needed on the otherside or the action/replays will be shown backwards.

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