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Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away, and while folks watch the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Ram battle it out for the trophy, many of them will be chowing down on chicken wings. And according to a new report, Americans will be eating a heck of a lot of them.

The National Chicken Council estimates that a whopping 1.42-billion chicken wings will be consumed during Super Bowl Sunday, which is about the same as last year. 1.42 billion is more than enough to easily circle the circumference of the Earth three times. As of this past weekend, it would take 17,108 bitcoin to purchase 1.42 billion wings. At World Record holder Molly Schuyler’s pace of eating 501 wings in 30 minutes, it would take her 162 years to eat 1.42 million wings. If 1.42 billion wings were split between all the TikTok, Instagram, and Spotify downloads in 2021, each individual could get 1 wing per download.

Fans of the Bengals and the Rams seem to be particular wings fans, with wing sales in Cincinnati showing a 27.6% growth during the NFL playoffs while in Los Angeles there was a 37.3% increase compared to the same period last year. When it comes to the Super Bowl, pretty much the whole nation agrees that wings are their favorite food, except Maine, which picks Lobster as their favorite Super Bowl food.

SOURCE: National Chicken Wings Council