Whether you plan to root for the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, one thing that will unite the nation is chicken wings.
According to a National Chicken Council report released Friday, 1.25 billion wings will be consumed during Super Bowl XLIX.
The average wholesale price of chicken wings is $1.71 per pound, up from $1.35 per pound at the same time last year, according to the Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service. Wing prices hit a record high $2.11 per pound in January 2013.
If 1.25 billion wings were put end-to-end, assuming an average length of 3.5 inches, they would stretch to and from CenturyLink Field in Seattle to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., almost 28 times, the Chicken Council said. The wings also would circle the Grand Canyon 120 times.
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