DailyDirt: July Is National Hot Dog Month
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In 1972, a guy could eat just 14 hot dogs at the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest and win. The highest number of hot dogs consumed since then is a
nauseating impressive 69 hot dogs, but if you can eat more than 60 or so, you can still compete with the best of them. If you like hot dogs, but maybe don’t want to eat more than a couple at a time, check out a few of these links.
- Hot dogs are the ‘perfect’ size and shape for little kids to choke on, so how can the traditional hot dog design be improved? Several kid-friendly hot dog concepts redesigned for safety have been created, but these designs probably won’t make it to ballparks or backyard grills any time soon. [url]
- Maybe you don’t really want to know how the sausage is made, but it’s actually one of the most common questions — so the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council gives people the answer. If you’ve imagined some weird parts being chopped up and put into hot dogs, rest assured that the USDA requires a label indicating the product was made “with variety meats” — an uncommon product in the US. [url]
- According to Guinness World Records, the world’s most expensive hot dog costs $169 from a Seattle-based food truck Tokyo Dog, and this bratwurst is topped with Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles and caviar. The former record hailed from Sacramento and cost just $145.49. People actually have to buy at least one at full price for the record to count, so if you want to get your name out there… make sure you have at least one wealthy customer who might like gold flakes or caviar on an overpriced hot dog. [url]
After you’ve finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.