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Parade Watchers Get Quizzed on 4th of July Trivia

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by Justin Kree
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- During the Jaycees Parade in Odessa on Friday morning, NewsWest 9 wanted to see how educated people were about the history of the 4th of July. NewsWest 9 asked parade watchers some 4th of July trivia to see who knew the answers.

Question 1: What year did Congress make July Fourth the national holiday for independence?

"In 1776," one person said.
"65 years ago, maybe," another person said.
"In 1776, I don't know," another person  said.
"A long time ago," another person  said.
Probably in the 50's or 40's," another person said

The answer was in the year 1941. Later than most people guessed and no one got it right.

NewsWest 9 also informed parade watchers that more hot dogs are consumed in America on July 4th than any other day throughout the year. How many hot dogs are eaten on the 4th of July?

"Three million? Maybe seven million hot dogs? I'm thinking more like 10 million," one person said.
"Probably about 100 million," another person said.
 "76 million, I'm sticking with 76," Juarez said.

NewsWest 9 told the parade goers that 150 million hot dogs are said to be eaten on the 4th of July.

Finally, NewsWest 9 asked if they know what the national bird is?  

"The Eagle," Garza said
"An eagle, Rimer said.

Everyone NewsWest 9 asked got that question right. Founding father, Benjamin Franklin wanted a different bird to represent the United States, what bird was it?
"The turkey," Garza said.
"Probably the pigeon, we got a lot of pigeons," Rimer said.
"Umm the mockingbird, Lara said.

NewsWest 9 informed her it was the wild turkey.

All our trivia question came from www.fourthofjulytrivia.com