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Hot Dog Trivia

Annually observed in July, Hot dog Day is one of the most funfilled American holidays that everyone looks forward to with slobbering expectations. We have compiled here some of the most fascinating trivia related to the Hot Dog Day and of course, hot dogs. If you like reading these Hot Dog Trivia, click here and refer this page to your friends and dear ones. Let this Hot Dog Day be a fun filled time for you!

Check out these interesting bits of trivia related to hot dogs and Hot Dog Day:

Americans generally consume 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day every year.
The world's longest hot dog was created in Japan and measured at 196 feet.
Charles Feltman (1841-1910), a German butcher, opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand in Brooklyn, New York. When he died in 1910, he left a business worth over one million dollars which all started with selling hot dogs.
On June 11, 1939, Eleanor, the wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt served Nathan’s hot dogs at a picnic on their estate in Hyde Park, New York. Among the royal guests present there were King George VI of England and his Queen. The King loved the delicious hot dogs.
According to a report by the American Institute for Cancer Research, a person who on an every day basis consumes one 50-gram serving of processed meat, which equals to one hot dog, increases risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent.
More than 16 billion hot dogs are annually consumed in the U.S.
Joey Chestnut holds the world record for eating the maximum number of hot dogs in 10 minutes. He consumed 68 Nathan's hot dogs and buns within that time.
A cartoonist named Tad Dorgan actually coined the word "Hot Dog" in one of his cartoons. The phrase has been in use since then.
The typical American hot dog is 6 inches long. But in some areas the hot dogs sold measure a foot in length.
Every year the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held on the fourth of July on Coney Island in New York. The contestant who eats the most hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes is declared the winner.


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