Robert Brindley

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Happy 40th Anniversary to the Super Bowl! (Sunday 5th February 2006)

Super Bowl Sunday

Did You Know:

* Super Bowl weekend is the slowest weekend of the year for weddings in America.


* More toilets are flushed during Super Bowl half-time than at any other time in the year.


* On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans eat more than 11 million pounds of crisps and 8 million pounds of guacamole


* On average, fans at the Super Bowl eat 5,000 pounds of hot dogs. Laid end to end, they would stretch for more than five miles.


* Sales of large-screen televisions increase five times during the week leading up to the Super Bowl


* Six percent of Americans call in sick the day after the Super Bowl.


* In 1982, minor crimes in San Francisco dropped from 360 daily to fewer than 90 on the day of Super Bowl XVI when the 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.


* More than 3,000 of the world's media generate over 10 million words of copy during Super Bowl week.


*Frank Nitikman, a 61-year-old lawyer from Chicago, turned down an 18-day, all-expenses-paid trip around the world for two in exchange for a pair of tickets to the 2002 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.


* American companies will pay up to £1.5 million for a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl.


* The Super Bowl is famed for its pre-game and halftime performances. The Rolling Stones will perform the halftime show at this year's game, with past performers including U2, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Aerosmith and Sting.

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