All about hot dogs
posted 29-Apr-2018  ·  
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Legend has it that hot dogs or frankfurters originated in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany around 1484.

During the Hot Dog season in America during summer, about 20 billion hot dogs are consumed, at an average rate of more than 800 hot dogs per second.

The American favorite is fit for a king. President Franklin D. Roosevelt served frankfurters to King George VI of England when he visited the United States in 1939.

Nearly 90 percent of hot dog eaters choose mustard as their go-to topping.

The US Department of Agriculture “officially recognizes” the following as legitimate names for the hot dog: 1) wiener, 2) frankfurter, 3) frank, 3) further, 5) hot dog.

Randomly slash a hot dog as it heats, and it will curl into funny shapes.

The famous Nathan’s hot dog in new York began when Nathan Handwerker created a business on the Coney Island boardwalk in 1916.

The annual Coney Island eating contest on the Fourth of July supposedly started after four immigrants agreed to determine who was most patriotic by eating the most Nathan’s hot dogs. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut holds the record for the men with 69 and Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas holds the record for women with 45.

What's in a hot dog? Most consist of pork, beef, chicken and turkey, or a combination of those items. Other ingredients used are curing agents, water and spices, like ground mustard, garlic, nutmeg, salt, coriander, sugar and white pepper.

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