Every year, American’s light up fireworks, eat hot dogs and celebrate their country – and sometimes, more the fact that they have the day off work. We looked into the history of our nation’s favorite holiday and uncovered some interesting facts about the big day, including A) how much we spend on flags (abroad!) B) data about the dangerous realities of the 4th – and more. Hopefully you’re being safe this 4th of July, and most importantly, celebrating our rich history. Watch an American movie, respect the people that put the foundations of this great country in place – and hey, eat a few bratwursts! Happy 4th of July!