Posted July 3rd, 2014 @ 9:26am
It's Fun Fact Friday...
Independence Day style!
Shanna's Fun Facts:
- Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
- Ben Franklin wished that our national bird was actually a turkey instead of the bald eagle.
Kevin's Fun Facts
- July Fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the so-called "State of Independence," where the Declaration of Independence was debated and signed, is home to 11 places with the word "liberty" in their name and 33 with the word "union" in them, leading the country for the number of places with such names.