Fun facts so you can monopolize the Super Bowl party conversation

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​MANCHESTER, NH — Hey, sports fans. Here are some fun and mostly useless facts to get you through the Super Bowl party, via HuffPost Sports:

Party time by the numbers

This year 184 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl and more than 40 million will host a Super Bowl party.

395,000 Halftime Tweets

According to Twitter, last year more than 100,000 Tweets were sent at kickoff and 125,000 at the end of the game. However, halftime trumped both, with almost 400,000 Tweets.

325 Million Gallons of Beer

More than 325 million gallons of beer will be guzzled during this year’s Super Bowl, and as Forbes notes, that’s more than a gallon of beer for each person in the United States. This is also enough beer to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

13.5 Million Puppy Bowl Viewers

Last year, a record 13.5 million watched Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl. This year, don’t be surprised if that record is broken once again.

48 Million Will Order Takeout

To put this number in perspective, more Americans will order takeout than the entire population of Canada.

12.5 Million Pizzas

More pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. New Year’s Eve, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving, & New Year’s Day round out the top five. With 12.5 million pizzas expected to be ordered this year, corrugated box makers are being pushed to the limit. Pizza Hut alone expects to deliver two million pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday. Viewers will also consume more than 1.25 billion chicken wings and 11.2 million pounds of chips, but vegetables will actually be the most consumed food on Super Bowl Sunday.

10.8 Percent Surge in Porn Consumption

Last year, following the Bronco’s agonizing defeat, porn viewership in Denver surged by 10.8 percent. Similarly, Patriots fans also turned to porn in increased numbers after their Super Bowl loss in 2012. (Umm… really?)

12,000 ‘Herbal’ Remedies

Junk food isn’t the only thing people will be consuming on Sunday. A Seattle marijuana retailer is hurrying to roll 12,000 joints in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday.

15 percent more likely to get a DWI

Unfortunately, it’s not surprising that drunk driving arrests increase on Super Bowl Sunday. According to KIMT News, people are 15 percent more likely to get a DWI on Super Bowl Sunday than all other Sundays combined. Call a taxi. Or Uber.

Glendale Lost $2 Million 

Most people think that Super Bowl host cities rake in the cash, however that’s not necessarily the case. In 2008, when the city of Glendale last hosted the Super Bowl, the city lost $2 million. This year, the Glendale mayor expects to lose money once again.

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