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Independence Day Facts And Figures (INFOGRAPHIC)

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This year marks the 242nd birthday of America.

The nation was established with the pen strokes of 56 founding fathers on the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Over time, the day has turned into an excuse to watch fireworks, have cook outs and watch parades!

Today, Americans eat a ton of hotdogs: 150 million in total. We spend $1.6 billion on July Fourth beer and wine. And we travel, with a record 44 million of us planning to venture 50+ miles from home this year.

Wow! Here are some more amazing facts and figures put together by our Friends at WalletHub!

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