We, the people of the United States, in order to properly celebrate the gold anniversary of the biggest sports event known to man (Super Bowl 50, duh), are on track to eat a staggering 1.3 billion chicken wings this year.
That's BILLION, with a b -- enough to put 600 wings on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums, enough for every person in the country to have four wings each, enough to stretch between the Broncos' stadium in Denver to the Panthers' stadium in North Carolina 53 times.
This is according to the National Chicken Council, a non-profit trade group that represents the U.S. chicken industry, which looks into such things this time every year. (2016's Super Bowl estimate is 37.5 million, or 3 percent, more wings than last year, which totaled 1.25 billion.)
Seventy-five percent of the wings we'll eat will come from restaurants such as Wingstop and Buffalo Wild Wings, rather than from the supermarket, NCC says. And using past patterns, which show that the city with the higher wing sales won the last 4 of the 5 Super Bowl championships, NCC predicts that Cam Newton's Panthers will dominate Peyton Manning's Broncos.
Get ready to dab that sauce all over your face.
NCC designed this handy infographic to help visualize what all this nonsense means.
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