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  • Analysis: Some hot dog brands contain human DNA

    10/26/2015 9:37:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MENLO PARK, Calif., - A California startup analyzing food on a molecular level announced some hard news about one of the most beloved foods in the United States: 2 percent of hot dogs contain human DNA. Clear Food, the consumer guide wing of Menlo Park startup Clear Labs, said it analysed 345 hot dogs and sausages from 75 brands sold at 10 different retailers and discovered 14.4 percent of the products included ingredients that were not listed on the label. The startup said several of the tested brands had "hygienic" issues. "Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant...
  • Labor Day Weekend Hot Dog Thread

    09/06/2015 9:18:01 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 60 replies
    It is Labor Day Weekend, the last gasp for some before the soup/stew/casserole season comes. So, I am interested in knowing how many of you are going to, or already have, enjoyed a 'good hot dog', made the way that 'is the norm' in your region, (and believe I know there are particulars, as per region)? Or have you just 'winged it', and created a new way to enjoy your hot dog? Whether it is grilled, boiled, fried, or steamed, with a flat-cut bun, or a New England style bun, or even just plain slices of white bread, with anything...
  • Former Pa. governor: A hot dog is a sandwich

    08/01/2015 7:54:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    HARRISBURG, Pa., - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has become the latest high-profile personality to weigh in on the debate over whether a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich. Rendell was asked by an interviewer to weigh in on the subject, which has recently become a topic of heated Internet debate, and he came out in favor of giving sandwich status to hot dogs. "It's got bread," Rendell told WPHT-AM. "Would you put a hoagie in the sandwich category? What I would think is the hot dog, the cheese steak, the hoagie, they're in the elite sandwich category...If you eat...
  • Hot Dog Hillary

    07/05/2015 2:25:20 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 17 replies
    (CONEY ISLAND) Joey Chestnut’s world record shattering total of 66 hot dogs consumed in 12 minutes was overshadowed by Senator Hillary Clinton’s first time participation in today’s annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest. Mrs. Clinton, Democratic Presidential candidate, shoved down a respectable 54 hot dogs, or one for every Republican in the Senate. Although most fans were rooting for Chestnut or six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi, his Japanese rival, to win, Mrs. Clinton did have at least one fan, a woman carrying a sign that read, “If you become President, we’ll eat hot dogs every day.” Although the outcome of...
  • New Republic Guilt Trips Hot Dog and Hamburger Consumption

    07/03/2015 5:15:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Nowadays it seems as if the Left is politicizing everything with a plethora of new taboos. The latest item on their taboo list is your Fourth of July picnic, specifically hot dogs and hamburgers. As you gather with family and friends to munch on those treats fresh off the grill, little did you know that you are destroying the planet according to leftist political orthodoxy. Here is Rebecca Leber of The New Republic as she tries to guilt trip you over hot dog and hamburger carbon emissions:
  • 'Precision' excavator driver makes a hot dog for Norwegian ad

    06/13/2015 10:15:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    upi ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    STAVANGER, Norway, - Norway's Statoil gas station chain created a video showing a man using his "precision" excavator skills to assemble a hot dog and feed it to a friend. The video, shared on YouTube by Statoil Fuel & Retail Norge, features a man named Juha-Pekka using the heavy construction equipment to assemble a hot dog with lettuce, onions and a condiment that appears to be ketchup. Juha-Pekka then uses the excavator to gently lift the hot dog and feed it to his friend, Antti.
  • Dog meat on menu: Activists want this Chinese food festival banned

    06/04/2015 9:23:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | un 03, 2015 | Harikrishnan Nair
    Come June 22 and the small city of Yulin, some 780 km southwest of the Chinese capital, comes alive with a food festival. But many people in China and around the world want this festival banned. The reason – dog meat is the main attraction on the menu. Local residents say the practice of eating dog meat with lychee, a popular fruit in south China, is meant to welcome the summer solstice on June 22. Eating dog meat isn't new to the people of Yulin. In fact, it is consumed every day. However, activists say the practice was popularised in...
  • New Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger has hot dog and chips in it

    05/14/2015 9:53:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are cramming a summer cookout into one burger. The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay's potato chips between hamburger buns. Ketchup, mustard, tomato, red onion, pickles and American cheese will be thrown in, too.
  • Hot Dog Gate: Bruce Rauner Likes Ketchup–Or Does He?

    10/28/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election. Bruce Rauner made it on Tuesday. The GOP candidate placed a hot dog order at Portillos–one of them was with ketchup and mustard.
  • Mystery of 9-foot Hot Dog on Edge of Alaska Wilderness Leaves Trekkers Perplexed

    08/28/2014 8:58:42 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Alaska Dispatch | August 28, 2014 | Craig Medred
    What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in Alaska? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted. The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted.
  • Weiner to Open Wiener Restaurant

    08/09/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 52 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic Congressman who gained wide notoriety by tweeting photos of his genitalia is ready to open a new chapter in his life. Spotting what he characterized as “an unfilled niche in the marketplace,” the ex-pol is set to embark upon a restaurant venture in the Queens borough of New York City. “The wiener, or hot dog, is an under appreciated delicacy,” Weiner maintains. “Too often it is relegated to street corner carts where it is hastily prepared, topped with pedestrian condiments, and carelessly scarfed down by the palate-challenged troglodytes who walk our streets.” “At Chez Weiner...
  • Man Chokes to Death at South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

    07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | KSTP
    A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned deadly when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.
  • Anthony Weiner's 'brashness' just got him a new job

    03/24/2014 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 3-24-14 | Jon Terbush
    Former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — who has been looking for a new gig ever since he twice torpedoed his political career by sexting random women on the internet — has finally found a job. Beginning this week, Weiner will write a monthly political column (creatively titled, "Weiner!") for Business Insider.
  • The National Hot Dog Council Says Never Use Ketchup On Hot Dogs

    03/14/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 155 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03-14-2014 | Jen Carlson
    Today the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council launched a bracket to determine the Official Hot Dog Condiment Champion. Their bracket separates wet and dry condiments, but in the end there will only be one winner of these 16 competitors: sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, cole slaw, chili, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, onions, cheese, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, bacon, pickles and pulled pork. John Del Signore refuses to even dignify this "competition" with a comment, but has firmly declared his anti-ketchup stance during some casual office talk. Yakas took his silence as an opportunity to take one last swing for ketchup, however:...
  • Police dog found dead inside handler’s patrol car

    06/19/2013 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 18, 2013 | Alexis Stevens
    A 3-year-old police dog died from a heat stroke after being left in his handler’s patrol car, Woodstock police said Tuesday. Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside the patrol car around 9 p.m. Monday at the officer’s Pickens County home, according to Brittany Duncan, Woodstock police spokeswoman. *** The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Duncan said. **** In an unrelated case, a South Georgia police officer resigned in September after leaving his canine partner “Sasha” in his patrol vehicle for three days.
  • Chinese animal activists petition White House against dog meat festival in Guangxi

    05/26/2013 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | May 24, 2013 | Amy Li
    It is widely believed that dog meat can boost men’s sexual performance - as it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat impotence China’s dog lovers and animal enthusiasts, fretting over the looming “Dog Meat Festival” - an annual event held Yulin, Guangxi on June 21- have pulled every string possible to avert what they call “a bloody celebration.” They have protested on Weibo, rapped against it, and written to the mayor of Yulin demanding an end to the tradition. After all these fruitless efforts , animal lovers decided to petition the White House - an unorthodox method...
  • Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The city’s mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives — and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrat’s three-year foray...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Teenager not allowed to sell hot dogs now homeless

    08/10/2012 6:42:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 36 replies
    Yahoo/The Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/12 | n/a
    Nathan Duszynski, a 13-year-old whose hot dog cart was shut down by city officials in Holland, Mich., is now homeless, along with his disabled parents. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy first reported the story. Nathan had saved up money for a hot dog cart to help his parents pay their bills. His mother suffers from epilepsy and his father suffers from multiple sclerosis, limiting their ability to work.
  • Kid's Hot Dog Stand Shut Down by City Officials Before It Even Opens

    07/27/2012 7:14:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | July 26, 2012 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    This summer, 13-year-old Nathan Duszynski wanted to make some money to help out his disabled parents—his mom has epilepsy and his dad has multiple sclerosis. So he decided to open a hot dog stand. He saved $1,200, mostly money made by mowing lawns and shoveling snow. He checked with the city to make sure he didn't need any licenses or permits, even going to city hall in person with his mom. And then he bought a cart. (Yep, that's hot dogs from Nathan's, for those who are keeping score at home.)  He arrived to set up shop on his first day and 10 minutes...
  • Foreclosed homes, empty lots are next 'Occupy' targets

    12/02/2011 3:35:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 12/2/11 | Miranda Leitsinger
    ‘Occupy’ protesters and housing rights activists are planning to help families resist eviction from foreclosed homes and take control of vacant properties in some 25 U.S. cities on Tuesday, an effort aimed at focusing attention on the ongoing housing crisis and giving the movement a new focus after the dismantling of many of its encampments. The protesters have been crafting proposals – often quietly to prevent police from learning about their intentions beforehand -- to defend families facing eviction or return others home. In Minneapolis, for example, they plan to help a Vietnam War veteran stay in his home, in...
  • Fire officials: Dale City man sets dead dog on fire, ignites house

    07/17/2011 8:52:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    Insidenova ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kari Pugh
    A Dale City man whose Rottweiler died last week tried to dispose of the dog's remains Wednesday morning by setting them on fire, authorities said. In the process, he set his house on fire. Firefighters were called to the 4500 block of Kingston Road in the Kerrydale section of Dale City at 9:10 a.m., where they found smoke billowing from the front of the two-story, single-family home, said Prince William fire and rescue Battalion Chief Joe Robertson. At the back of the house, firefighters found flames extending from the exterior to the attic, he said. The Fire Marshal's Office discovered...
  • Coney Island hot dog contest adds women's pigout

    07/02/2011 2:10:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 7/2/11 | Verena Dobnik - Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- This year's Fourth of July race to stuff your face with hot dogs has a new women-only pigout. "Serena Williams didn't have to beat Roger Federer to win the Wimbledon title, and we don't think Sonya Thomas should have to beat Joey Chestnut," said master of ceremonies George Shea. Thomas, known as The Black Widow of competitive eating, set a women's world record July 4, 2009, by stuffing 41 hot dogs into her 105-pound frame in 10 minutes. Thomas and nine other women will compete Monday on Coney Island just before the men's stomach-churning Nathan's Famous hot...
  • Weiner Says He's Resigning, Apologizes for Scandal (VIDEO, complete with hecklers)

    06/16/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 27 replies · 1+ views
    PBS Newshour/YouTube ^ | 6/16/11 | PBS Newshour/A. Weiner
  • CA: Brown Blows Off Labor

    01/04/2011 1:32:45 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 95 replies ^ | Jan 4, 2011 | Robert Gammon
    Public-employee unions spent tens of millions getting Jerry Brown elected, but the new governor gave them the cold shoulder yesterday after his inauguration. The Chron reports that the 18,000-member Orange County Employees Association had expected Brown to speak at its free hot-dog fest at the capitol, dubbed “The People’s Inauguration Party,” but the new governor only showed up for a few moments, grabbed some dogs, and scurried off. During his inaugural speech, Brown told unions not to expect any favors and referred to a “philosophy of loyalty” that calls for a “devotion to California above and beyond our narrow perspectives.”
  • Vote YES on Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

    09/03/2010 11:53:17 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies
    Farmer John ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Unknown
    We're on a mission to make the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog the Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles. With your vote, we'll alert the powers that be and demand that the delicious, culinary masterpiece that is the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog be crowned the Official Hot Dog of this magnificent city.
  • Man with hot dogs in pants arrested, franks photographed

    08/18/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies ^ | 08/17/10 | Will Greenlee
    A man accused of hiding two pounds of hot dogs in his pants before leaving a grocery store sans paying faces a misdemeanor theft charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit. A loss prevention worker at a Publix at South U.S. 1 and Prima Vista Boulevard last week told investigators she saw a man later identified as Allan Polhemus on aisle five "conceal a package of hot dogs in his pants," an affidavit states. The 32 ounce package of Publix jumbo beef franks was valued at $6.99. The wiener packaging describes the dogs as "meaty & delicious" and as...
  • Fear walks the streets of Phoenix (PC Hankie time: People who break the laws are feeling uneasy..)

    08/04/2010 10:19:48 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.,
    Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- It was an ethnic twist on an American classic, the kind of thing that some people consider appealing and others frightening. Pinto beans, diced tomatoes, salsa and jalapenos top a hot dog that's grilled to perfection. It's 10 o'clock on a Saturday night at ground zero in the immigration debate. The hot dog vendor, a woman from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, would normally be doing a brisk business. Her cart is across the street from a popular Latino dance club that used to be frequented by Mexican-Americans but is now normally crammed with Mexican immigrants....
  • Haute dog! World’s most expensive frank costs $69

    07/29/2010 8:14:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/27/2010 | Michael Inbar
    Restaurateur Stephen Bruce has already gotten folks to pony up $1,000 for an ice-cream sundae. So what’s a measly $69 for a hot dog? Make that an “haute dog.” Bruce’s famous Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City celebrated National Hot Dog Day June 23 by marrying a foot-long tube of meat with such decidedly nontraditional accoutrements as black truffles and foie gras, served on a pretzel roll grilled in white truffle butter.
  • Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: Kobayahsi Arrested! Records and Statistics

    07/05/2010 5:31:39 AM PDT · by mattstat · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Sonna no uso da! Fuzakeruna yo! Were those the words of ex-champ Takeru Kobayahsi as he brazenly stormed the stage at the ninety-fifth annual Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest yesterday? Poor Takeru! Joey “Jaws” Chestnut had just crammed 54 franks down his gullet in 10 minutes and was being awarded his fourth consecutive Mustard-Yellow Belt, when the crazed Kobayashi ran up the dais and went all anime. By which I mean, he stood rock still and expostulated and expostulated and expostulated. The only thing that was missing were his tentacles. But New York’s Finest were there—thank you, boys!—and, after a...
  • Hot dogs by the mile

    07/02/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 1+ views
    starnewsonline ^ | July 2nd, 2010 | Paul Stephen
    So, as I mentioned yesterday, July is National Hot Dog Month. Due in no small part to astronomical consumption numbers on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the official designation dates back to 1957. How astronomical are those numbers? Pretty serious. As a nation, if we live up to expectations, we’ll down about 150 million franks on Independence Day alone. Never mind the rest of the summer cookouts in July. That’s enough to stretch from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. over 5 times. Of course, if you’re not familiar with the proper technique and customs of hot dog consumption (no...
  • Lake(County, FL) student dies after choking on hot dog

    06/07/2010 10:10:41 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies · 62+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2010 | Anthony Colarossi
    An East Ridge Middle School student died after choking on a hot dog Friday at the school, according to a Lake County Sheriff's Office incident report released today. A deputy responding to the scene during the middle of the day Friday said attempts were made to give the teen "rescue breaths," but those efforts were unsuccessful. "I observed EMS personnel attempting to remove several large obstructions (hot dog material) deep in the patient's throat," the deputy noted in the report. EMS workers eventually "established a partial airway" and appeared to stabilize the patient before taking him to South Lake Hospital,...
  • OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL [National Enquirer]

    04/30/2010 10:27:32 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 240 replies · 11,482+ views
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say. And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle! A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions. While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, the ENQUIRER has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering...
  • The Future of...the Hot Dog?

    03/02/2010 1:28:37 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies · 1,534+ views
    popsci ^ | 03.01.2010 | Clay Dillow
    According to both common sense and the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are two truths about hot dogs which neither science nor industry can afford to ignore: kids love hot dogs, and hot dogs are the perfect size and shape for a child to choke on. To wit: "If you were to take the best engineers in the world and asked them to design a perfect plug for a child's airway, you couldn't do better than a hot dog," one AAP doctor said. As such, the hot dog is in need of a redesign. So the folks at Fast Company...
  • Parents to doctors: Keep paws off the dogs

    02/27/2010 10:57:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 598+ views
    unionleader ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | JASON SCHREIBER
    Is it time to fiddle with the frank? When her boys were younger, Laurel Blackett always sliced hot dogs lengthwise and then horizontally before serving the food. The East Kingston mother knew about the hot dog's choking hazards and took precautions, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says more needs to be done to keep children safe. The agency issued a policy statement this week with recommendations for government agencies, manufacturers, parents, teachers, child-care workers and health care professionals to help prevent choking among youngsters. The recommendations include redesigning foods to minimize the choking risk, meaning the hot dog could...
  • Doctors in America call for 'safer' hot dog to prevent child choking deaths

    02/23/2010 6:47:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 105 replies · 1,664+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/23/10 | Giles Whittell
    February 23, 2010 Doctors in America call for 'safer' hot dog to prevent child choking deaths US paediatricians say the hot dog is perfectly shaped to "wedge tightly into a child?s hypopharynx" Giles Whittell, Washington That iconic symbol of all things American, the hot dog, needs a safety makeover, doctors said yesterday. The fast-food favourite was singled out in an academic journal for causing nearly one in five food-related choking deaths among young children. Perfectly shaped to “wedge tightly into a child’s hypopharynx”, the frankfurter-style sausage at the heart of the hot dog is a prime culprit in the wave...
  • Man steals hot dog, gets 18 months in jail

    10/08/2009 11:25:09 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 25 replies · 7,962+ views
    WHAS-TV ^ | September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who stole a hot dog from another man sitting under a tree in a park has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Antonio Judd pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Central District Court to charges including larceny from a person.
  • PETA protests National Hot Dog Day (with Playboy Playmates)

    07/15/2009 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 34 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | July 15, 2009 | Kevin Dietsch (photog)
    Picture essay at link.
  • Chestnut Retains Hot Dog-Eating Crown

    07/04/2009 1:40:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 620+ views
    UPI ^ | July 4, 2009
    Defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut says he practiced hard to successfully retain his crown Saturday in New York. The 25-year-old told the New York Daily News he went into the annual Fourth of July competition in Coney Island confident he would repeat as the hot dog-eating champion of the world. "I've been practicing hard," Chestnut said wolfing down a personal high with 68 hot dogs. "I knew it would be hard to beat me." Chestnut said despite going against six-time titleholder Takeru (Tsunami) Kobayashi, he felt comfortable after consuming 23 hot dogs in the event's first...
  • In Summer, You'll Find Me Putting On the Dog

    05/20/2009 11:28:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 680+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | May 20, 2009 | Scott Reitz
    For me, one thing announces the arrival of summer, and one thing only. Not Memorial Day, not the summer solstice, not the last day of school. My summer starts the moment my teeth snap through the natural casing of a juicy, fresh-from-the-grill hot dog and my nose fills with the sharpness of mustard and pungent onion. I love the personality a grill gives all sorts of food, but when the mercury approaches 80, I crave hot dogs lined up over medium heat. A little charred, a little uneven, with a little personality you'll never get from a bath in water...
  • Hot dog vendor jailed for offering bacon (illegal bacon dog)

    04/26/2008 8:08:24 AM PDT · by JesusBmyGod · 88 replies · 540+ views
    Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, there exists another world, an underground world of illicit trade in-not drugs or sex-but bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Street vendors may sell you an illegal bacon dog, but hardly anyone will talk about it, for fear of being hassled, shut down or worse. Our camera caught it on tape. One minute bacon dogs are sold in plain view, the next minute cops have confiscated carts, and ordered the dogs dumped into the trash. Elizabeth Palacios is one of the few vendors willing to speak publicly. "Doing bacon is illegal," she explains. Problem...
  • Child molester inmate dies after choking on hot dog

    01/04/2008 1:07:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 78 replies · 107+ views
    Atwater, Calif. (AP) -- Prison officials say a convicted child molester and kidnapper died last month after choking on a hot dog. Forty-five-year-old Frederick Fretz was serving a 20-year sentence at the federal penitentiary in Atwater.
  • Laika, First Dog in Orbit

    11/02/2007 1:02:42 PM PDT · by cdbull23 · 40 replies · 140+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 11/2/2007 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW - Just a month after the Soviet Union stunned the world by putting the first artificial satellite into orbit, it boasted a new victory — a much bigger satellite carrying a mongrel dog called Laika. The mission, 50 years ago Saturday, ended sadly for Laika but helped pave the way for human flight. As with other episodes of the Soviet space program, Laika's mission was hidden under a veil of secrecy, and only after the collapse of the Soviet Union could the participants tell the real story behind it. The satellite that carried Laika into orbit was built in...
  • Ten dogs that changed the world

    11/01/2007 7:10:08 PM PDT · by RDTF · 24 replies · 58+ views ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | E. Bougerol
    Nos. 1 and 2. Strelka and Belka's successful orbit -snip- No. 3. How Peritas saved civilization Without his dog, Peritas, Alexander the Great might have been Alexander the So-So. When the warrior was swarmed by the troops of Persia's Darius III, Peritas leapt and bit the lip of an elephant charging his master. Alexander lived to pursue his famed conquest, forging the empire underlying Western civilization as we know it. No. 4. Charlie, Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis companion -snip- No. 5. Jofi, the first therapy dog Sigmund Freud usually kept a chow named Jofi in his office during psychotherapy sessions,...
  • Hotdog Hillary

    (CONEY ISLAND) Joey Chestnut’s world record shattering total of 66 hotdogs consumed in 12 minutes was overshadowed by Senator Hillary Clinton’s first time participation in the annual Coney Island event. Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate, shoved down a respectable 49 hotdogs, or one for every Republican in the Senate. Although most fans were rooting for Chestnut or six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi, his Japanese rival, to win, Mrs. Clinton did have at least one fan, a woman carrying a sign, “If you become President, we’ll eat hot dogs every day.” Although the outcome of the two frontrunners did not become...
  • California Man Shatters World Record for Hot Dog Eating

    06/02/2007 8:02:36 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 16 replies · 1,014+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 2,2007 | AP
    PHOENIX — A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes. Joe Chestnut, 22, of San Jose, shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by downing 59 1/2 "HBDs" — hot dogs and buns — during the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship at the Arizona Mills Mall in suburban Tempe. Kobayashi's old record of 53 3/4 was set last year at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at Coney Island in New York, said George Costos, who helps...
  • Hot Dog Mailed Between Sisters for 54 Years

    01/11/2007 1:08:54 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 36 replies · 1,377+ views
    WLTX Columbia, SC ^ | 1/11/2007 | WLTX Columbia, SC
    (Keenesburg, Co.) - Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase. "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she lived at the time. "She mailed it back to me telling me to keep my garbage at home," said Flora. The game was on. In the years that followed, Flora would find a way to sneak the hot dog back into Rose's life. And Rose...
  • Pentagon Hot Dog Stand, Cold War Legend, to be Torn Down

    09/20/2006 4:45:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 2,099+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2006 -- The hot dog stand in the Pentagon’s center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War intrigue, will be torn down in the coming months and replaced with a new eating facility. The hot dog stand in the Pentagon’s center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War speculation, folklore and legend, will be torn down in the coming months. During the Cold War, the Soviets reportedly thought the hot dog stand led to a secret underground bunker. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Rumor...
  • Flaming dog meat sets school on fire

    07/21/2006 6:19:28 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 5 replies · 209+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | July 21, 2006 | staff writer
    Flaming dog meat sets school on fire 21-07-2006 From: Reuters   A CHINESE headmaster, who tried to buy off colleagues by cooking dog meat for them after secretly selling off trees around the school, ended up setting fire to classrooms when the meal burst into flames, a Chinese newspaper said on Friday.Ten classrooms containing televisions, computers, printers and textbooks burned down, leaving nearly 100 children unable to go to school, the Beijing Youth Daily said. The headmaster, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, sold off a 1000-tree arboretum surrounding the school on the sly, the newspaper said. "In order...
  • Hot Dog Mailed For More Than 50 Years

    07/12/2006 1:01:45 PM PDT · by kenth · 14 replies · 442+ views ^ | 07/11/2006 |
    KEENESBURG, Co. (KUSA) - "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she lived at the time. "She mailed it back to me telling me to keep my garbage at home," said Flora. The game was on. In the years that followed, Flora would find a way to sneak the hot dog back into Rose’s life. And Rose would find another way to sneak it back to Flora. "I found it under my pillow once, I found...