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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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r13659640 February 01 2014 at 9:21 AM

Sports has become the most important thing in peoples lives, making kids rich.

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ronald.chandler1 February 01 2014 at 10:52 AM

Minimum five thousand bucks for two people to freeze their ass off, Fact.
Two people doing so that can not really afford it are nuts, Fact.

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Charles February 01 2014 at 10:14 AM

10 things you need to know about Huff/Post, 1 thru 10....THEY SUCK

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tickettim February 01 2014 at 10:16 AM

"Cheap Seats" to Super Bowl 2014 are going for $2,500.
NOT $800 are the cheap seats

"Super Bowl 2014 will be the first to take place in a cold-weather city"
NOT Minneapolis 1/26/92, Detroit 1/24/82
22,616 Tickets Face value is $800
7,065 Tickets Face value is $1000
6,651 Tickets Face value is $1200
30,463 Tickets Face value is $1500
13,168 Tickets Face value is $2500

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furelisse2 tickettim February 01 2014 at 10:22 AM

The author would be correct in saying "first Super Bowl to take place in a Cold City" Although not worded directly, but common sense here. What he is saying is its the FIRST super bowl to be PLAYED in a cold city. The teams will actually be playing outside, not in a temp controlled dome. Which in fact was the case in Det. and Minneapolis.

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jimmyv2222 furelisse2 February 01 2014 at 10:37 AM

Thats not what he said though, he said cold weather city, so he is factually wrong. But because we the readers seem to be far more intelligent than the AOL staff, we understood what he was trying to say, and we have gotten used to AOL/Huffpost lack of detail in their reporting

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furelisse2 furelisse2 February 01 2014 at 11:02 AM

Maybe he assumes the readers have "some" intelligence to know exactly what he means. I could be wrong.. who knows.. but I do know when I read it, I didn't question it because common sense made it to where I understood without question what it meant. I understand that there are people on here just dying to be the first to say.. AHH HAA... WRONG.. I am smarter than thou. But again, common sense in most would over rule, and totally know the meaning of the comment.

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bdgrizcp February 01 2014 at 10:18 AM

Fact #11: chicken wing prices are at an all-time high. Whew! Publix fresh premium were $3.79 a pound last week. I ended up buying a 3 pound bag of frozen wings for just shy of $8.00 at Target. I know those of you who care about this stuff will object, but the GMO people need to get busy on growing a chicken with multiple pairs of wings. If you want to do something all of humanity can appreciate, this would be a good starting point.

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pddgm20b February 01 2014 at 10:18 AM

You better recheck #5, Detroit was the first to take place in a cold weather city.

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Frank pddgm20b February 01 2014 at 10:26 AM

They also played in the "hump" dome and in Indi just 2 years agao.

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joefromwolfcreek pddgm20b February 01 2014 at 10:32 AM

MetroDome was 1st SB played in cold weather city.

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TODD February 01 2014 at 5:20 PM

8 millon pounds of guacomole and 14,500 tons of chips ...half of that will be in the state of colorado alone, after all those bong hits ! Go Bronco's !

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MrMajestyk February 01 2014 at 4:48 PM

Hope the Packers win!

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Frank February 01 2014 at 10:28 AM

Fact 5 is wrong. It is the first played outside in a cold weather city. That is unless you consider Detroit, Minniapolis and in 2012 Indianapolis warm weather cities.

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boldcityiandl February 01 2014 at 10:31 AM

It's not actually the first Superbowl to be played in a cold weather city, just the first OUTDOORS in a cold weather city.

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