Vegetarians Should Not Read This

‘According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.’

When reading the above, most people will be drawn to the second half of the sentence.

Not me. I’m far more impressed with the fact that the United States of America has a council solely dedicated to chicken.

With this in mind, I couldn’t help but visit the council’s official website.

As well as celebrating the 50th birthday of the Buffalo Wing, they tell you the exact contents of an average chicken nugget.

Just when I thought I had found my internet browsers new homepage, I was horrified to see details about the ‘Great Wing Shortage of 2013’. Could I deal with reading about such horrors on a daily basis?

Fortunately for chicken-lovers everywhere, this shortage was a scare that didn’t materialize. I suddenly felt color in my cheeks again.

If you live under a rock and didn’t know that the Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year, below are a couple of fun facts from the legendary chicken council.

Twenty million more wings are expected to be consumed for Super Bowl XLVIII compared to last year’s big show. Why the rise? In ten years time, will human beings be able to push the two billion mark? I love chicken, so I’m certainly willing to do my bit in an attempt to get to that milestone.

Furthermore, some poor soul has worked out that Sunday will see enough wings to put 572 slabs of chicken on every seat in each of the 32 NFL stadiums. Just imagine how oversubscribed season tickets would be if you found over five hundred wings waiting at your seat for you. Must. Stop. Salivating.

As for the Super Bowl itself, well… Nope, can’t do it. That’s it. I can’t write anymore. The temptation of chicken has got me by the knackers. I’m off to KFC (other chicken shops are available).

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