Interesting Facts about Hotdog
- July is officially proclaimed as hotdog month since 1957.
- 26 million hotdogs are consumed as USA baseball stadiums!
- World’s biggest hot dog was created by Sara Lee Corp and was 1,996 feet long, in honor of 1996 Olympic games.
- Mustard is the most popular hotdog topping for adults. For children, it is ketchup.
- Cooking by forks cause to loose the moisture and flavor of hotdogs, always use spoons or spatula to cook.
- The biggest hotdog eating season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, roughly about 7 Billion pieces are consumed, that’s more than 800 pieces per second!
- In the year 2007, US military consumed about 2.4 million of this popular snack.
- The idea of celebrating Hot Dog Day is the brainchild of two students, Mark O'Meara and Eric "Rick" Vaughn.
- Hot Dog Day is an annual event in the village of Alfred, New York. It began in 1972.
- The Hot Dog Season is considered to be the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan is credited with the coinage of the term "hot dog" in 1901 at the New York Polo Grounds.
- Americans celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 21 every year.
- Miller Park in Milwaukee is the only Major League Baseball park that sells more sausages than hot dogs per season.
- The first words that Walt Disney's immortal creation Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” (in “The Karnival Kid, 1929). The cartoons he was featured in were silent ones up until that point.
- The Hot Dog and Bob Series, featuring a talking hot dog and an ordinary boy named Bob, is a very popular children's series.
- New Yorkers consume more hot dogs than any other city, beating out Chicago and Los Angeles.
- The average American is believed to eat approximately 60 hot dogs every year.
Interesting Facts About Hot Dog