Josh Martin

5 Gross Facts About Hot Dogs!
5 Gross Facts About Hot Dogs!

Did your 4th of July BBQ include hot dogs? This may make your stomache turn! Time magazine compiled 5 gross facts about everyone’s favorite summer time food….the hot dog! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

1. They may contain Band-Aids, or eyeballs. Back in 2009, a New York Times reporter filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act asking the U.S.D.A. to hand over all the complaints about foreign objects in hot dogs they had received between 2007 and 2009 – and one, apparently, contained a Band-Aid. Some other alarming ingredients: glass shards, metal fragments, maggots, a rat leg, a piece of an eyeball, a razor, and bone fragments.
2. One man ate 68 of them in ten minutes, twice. He is a professional eater, and his name is Joey Chestnut. He set that world record on July 4th 2009, besting rival Takeru Kobayashi to win the famed Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on New York’s Coney Island. Last year, he tied it again.
3. Their main ingredient is usually a “paste-like-poultry-product.” The most popular hot dog brand of 2011 lists its first ingredient as “mechanically separated turkey.” The USDA describes this as, “paste-like and batter-like poultry product [that is] produced by forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sieve or similar device under high pressure.”
4. They sent Babe Ruth to the hospital. The legendary baseball player reportedly once ate 12 hot dogs and drank eight bottles of soda between the two games in a double header. Unsurprisingly, he suffered from a severe case of indigestion and was rushed to the hospital.
5. The biggest one weighs seven pounds. Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for their massive frank, made from beef, veal and pork. It’s 16 inches long and four inches thick.

Sometimes ignorance is bliss!

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