1. The U.S. spent $3.5 million on importing American flags from China for July 4, 2014.
2. U.S. retailers sold fireworks worth $369.4 million in 2014.
3. Americans will spend an estimated $6.8 billion on food for the July 4 holiday weekend in 2016
4. A toast to America! More than 68 million cases of beer will be sold over the July 4 holiday.
5. Joey Chestnut holds the all-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest record, which he set 7/4/2013 by taking down 69 hot dogs in ten minutes.