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10 things you didn't know about the Super Bowl

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl countdown is officially on! While you prep your game day snacks, fill out your grids, and start practicing your best Bruno Mars moves, learn 10 new facts about the Super Bowl you may not know.

1. Super Bowl fans will consume 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips on game day. Funnily enough, antacid sales are expected to increase 20% the following day.

2. Tickets to the 1st Super Bowl in 1967 cost between $6 and $12. "Cheap Seats" to Super Bowl 2014 are going for $2,500.

3. Domino's predicts it will deliver 11 million pizzas on game day. Enter AOL.com's #SUPERSELFIE contest here to be win a $50 Domino's gift card and be one of those 11 million pizza eating fans.

4. If the Seahawks win, it will be their first championship win ever. The Broncos have won twice in consecutive years -- 1998 and 1999.

5. Super Bowl 2014 will be the first to take place in a cold-weather city. Take that, polar vortex!

6. Former Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, is credited with coining the name "Super Bowl" which he thought of after seeing his children playing with a toy called a "Super Ball."

7. The Super Bowl is the 2nd most watched sporting event in the world with more than 100 million viewers. The World Cup is the 1st with 700 million viewers.

8. Chrysler holds the record for the most expensive commercial in Super Bowl History dropping $12.4 million for a 2 minute spot in 2011.

9. The estimated number of people who don't show up for work the day after the game: 7 million.

10. This year's Super Bowl venue, MetLife Stadium, is the most expensive stadium in the world, costing $1.6 billion to build.

Now share your newfound Super Bowl knowledge with your friends and be the smartest viewer at your game day bash.

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craybrain February 10 2014 at 7:51 AM

Fact 10 explains why it was played at MetLife.

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Rpr444 February 02 2014 at 5:48 PM

Funnily enough, this article was stupid

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cattdogs February 02 2014 at 12:17 AM

I live in Colorado, love Broncos, but I dont think they will do it this time.

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Welcome Gene February 02 2014 at 12:10 AM

gene here again i'm from bronco country have a son and grandson living in denver but still cheering for seattle just don't like poor sports gooooooooooooooooooo seattle

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Welcome Gene February 02 2014 at 12:01 AM

don't care for how cold manning is to brady after a game hop[ing for seattle to kick his but- go seattle think manning will never come close to brady as a quarter back or a man and i don't have that feeling about any other quarterback , love football and your allowed to love anmd hate who you want

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Jim February 01 2014 at 11:25 PM

Super Bowl XLVIII is not the first held in a cold climate venue. Super Bowl XVI was in Pontiac MI. It was COLD! Game time temp was 10 below zero. There was snow and ice everywhere. There were cars frozen in ditches along the side of I-75 with water up to the windows. The wind chill at the AFC Championship game 2 weeks earlier in Cincinnati was 64 degrees below zero. I know this because I was at both games. The Pontiac Silverdome was a domed stadium so the temps inside were quite comfortable. Just saying.

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johnnycardinal February 03 2014 at 9:10 AM

Jim it sounds like you missed the boat on this one. This was an outdoors venue, AS YOU KNOW. so who cares about the climate in a dome. It was a dome in Minnesota also. The point that all of America and NFL goers alike realize is that this was the first to be outdoors for a championship under the chances of frigid conditions. I was there for the Giants vs Cowboys 20 degrees game. That's the way football is, but your statement is null and void bc of the dome situation Fella.

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lflz28 February 01 2014 at 11:21 PM

So when and why did they change the name of the stadium

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jnch February 01 2014 at 11:03 PM

jnch

Super bowl 3, "the ice bowl", was played in Lambeau, WI. Which is what I believe to be a cold weather city.

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jnch February 01 2014 at 11:09 PM

GOT GAMES MIXED UP. SORRY.

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Jim February 01 2014 at 11:29 PM

The Ice Bowl was at Lambeau Field but it wasn't the Super Bowl. It was the NFL Championship game. The winner (Green Bay) went on to play in Super Bowl I.

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Mark February 01 2014 at 10:58 PM

I thought Dallas's new stadium was the most expensive. Either way Dallas got the better deal and stadium!

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Dorth February 01 2014 at 10:58 PM

AND WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH NEW YORK?

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maxblackie February 01 2014 at 11:19 PM

I didn't say there was anything wrong with New York. It is just NOT where the Super Bowl is being played!

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