It's Independence Day -- Time for a long weekend, barbeques, good weather (hopefully), and fireworks. Did you know that that only a few signers of the Declaration of Independence actually signed it on the 4th of July? Read on for more facts and trivia about America's birthday.
- Nathan's hotdog eating contest comes from a legend of four immigrants arguing over who was the most patriotic. They decided to have a hotdog eating contest because nothing says America more than excess.
- About 155 million hotdogs are eaten and over 68 million cases of beer are consumed in the US on Independence Day!
- Only one baseball no-hitter has ever been thrown on July 4th. Dave Righetti did it in 1983. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-0 on that day!
- Only 2.5million people lived in America in 1776.