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Chicken Wing Spike


  "Chickens only have two wings, so when the supply declines, the price will rise because demand is relatively inelastic. People really want wings, and the recession doesn't seem to have an effect on demand." — poultry industry consultant Paul Aho in a recent interview with Bloomberg.

  Bloomberg was reporting on an annual spike in demand for chicken wings, which it attributes to the Super Bowl and other major sporting events early in the year. The National Chicken Council estimates 23 percent of Americans who watch the Super Bowl on TV this weekend will eat wings during the game — dispatching some 1.25 billion wings in the process.

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