TGIF Randoms: 4th of July Stats, Chances of Fighting in a Car, & More

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Speaking of hot dogs …

July 4th is a banner day for hot dogs, as millions will be eaten. Many of these dogs will be sucked down in New York's Coney Island at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Joey Chestnut set a new contest record last year by scarfing down 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Miki Sudo will also be looking to defend her title as Female Champion. Last year she ate 38.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Who will reign supreme this year? The competition airs live on Tuesday, July 4th on ESPN. (NathansFamous.com

Talk About It:

  • Do you watch the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?
  • Does it make you sick to watch people eat so many hot dogs?
  • How many do you think you could eat in 10 minutes?

   

IN BRIEF:

Lots of us are hitting the road for the long Fourth of July Weekend. According to Triple A, a record 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday, with the majority driving to their destination. 2017 is expected to be the most traveled July 4th holiday weekend ever.

   

Car-guments … Are you taking a road trip with your significant other this holiday weekend? If so, chances are you’ll get in a fight. According to a new survey, 75% of people admit to arguing in the car. What are the fights about? Backseat driving (48%), traffic (28%), running late (27%), telling the driver how to react to other drivers (27%), driver going too fast or too slow (15%), and music choices (10%). Why do we fight? 25% say it’s being in tight quarters for a long time that leads to arguments. 27% say the arguments lead to the silent treatment for much of the drive. (Yahoo

    

Get ready to pop a top of wine this weekend! Trader Joe’s has announced that their canned wines are back on the shelves. The canned white and rosé quickly sold out after their release in April, but according to Business Insider, they are back in stock … just in time for July 4th. Better hurry if you want some … the cans, which sell for 3.99 a four-pack, are reportedly going fast. 

    

Speaking of wine ... A poll by Nielsen found that rosé wines are preferred more during the summer by 20% of regular wine drinkers ... and by 40% of women 21-34.

        

It’s going to be a very green July 4th weekend in Nevada. The state, which voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November, will start selling recreational weed on July 1st.  Adults 21 and older will be able to buy up to an ounce of pot or one-eighth of an ounce in marijuana-infused edibles and concentrates. (Market Watch

  

This will make people (especially in Nevada) very happy … Twinkies has just released a new flavor … Chocolate Peanut Butter. (Food Beast

  

Squad Goals … There is a female basketball team in San Diego where all the players are over 80 years old. The San Diego Splash senior women's basketball team are the real deal – with two titles at the National Senior Games to show for it. Nine women are on the roster, including two 91-year-olds. And if you need more proof that exercise keeps you young … many Splash players have outlived their spouses, siblings and childhood friends. "You've got to get engaged," said 87-year-old Marge Carl. "You can't sit in a room watching TV. That's a death knell." (Good Housekeeping

      

This is scary … Three people have gotten the Plague in New Mexico … thanks to rodents infested with fleas. Yeah, you heard that right, THE PLAGUE! All it takes to contract the disease is for you to get bitten by an infected flea or to come in contact with an animal that has infected fleas on it. All three patients were hospitalized, and thankfully, no one died. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over the last century, hundreds of cases of the Plague have been documented in the west , especially in northern New Mexico. (Newser

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