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Hot Dog Day Trivia

The following information was taken from About.com.

Here’s how to say “hot dog” in other languages:
Spanish – “Perrito Caliente”
Italian – “Caldo Cane”
French – “Chien Chaud”
German – “Heisser Hund” or “Wurst”
Portugese – “Cachorro Quente”
Swedish – “Korv” or “Varmkorv”
Norweigan and Danish – “Grillpolser”
Czech – “Park v Rohliku”
Dutch – “Worstjes”
Finnish – “Makkarat”

Travelers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes six times more hot dogs (725,000 more) than travelers at Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.

In 2007, consumers spent more than $4.1 billion on hot dogs and sausages—the equivalent of more than 1.5 billion pounds—in United States grocery stores.

Americans will eat enough hot dogs at major league ballparks in 2011 to stretch from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to San Francisco’s AT&T Park. That’s more than 22 million dogs.

New Yorkers consume more hot dogs than habitants of other city, beating out habitants of Chicago and Los Angeles.

Use a spatula or tongs to cook your hot dog on the grill. Hot dogs can lose moisture and tasty juices when pierced by a fork.

On the Fourth of July, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day every year, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second.

U.S. soldiers in military posts around the world consumed 2.4 million hot dogs in 2007.

The Vienna Beef hot dog was introduced at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011

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