Americans are expected to eat a whopping 1.3 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday

When Americans think about days centered around food, the holiday season (especially Thanksgiving) is probably the first thing to come to mind.

And though Thanksgiving is still the number one holiday in the country for food consumption, the second contender might come as a bit of a shock.

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Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It's estimated that over 48 million Americans will order some sort of takeout during the big game, and there's one food item in particular that accounts for the majority of the food that's consumed.

That honor goes to chicken wings – and an estimated 1.3 billion of them, to be precise.

Want to put that into perspective? The National Chicken Council reports:

"Weighing in at about 166.25 million pounds, 1.33 billion wings weigh 338 times more than the combined weight of all 32 NFL teams."

It's also enough wings to circle the distance around the earth – Three full times.

The projected number of wings to be consumed in 2017 is about 30 million wings more than the number consumed in 2016, and 80 million more than 2015.

And who exactly is consuming these wings?

Millennials mostly, as the NDP Group reports that the age group consumes nearly 61 percent more wings than other generations.

So know that wherever you find yourself on Sunday, from New England all the way to Atlanta, one thing is certain -- We can pretty much guarantee you'll be in the presence of a batch of hot, spicy (and may we add, delicious) chicken wings.

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