You can boil them, grill them, fry them in a pan, bake them in an oven, hold them over an open fire on a stick.  It doesn't matter which way you like to cook them...everybody likes a hot dog.  And it even has its own special day.  National Hot Dog Day is today.

Created by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, National Hot Dog Day always falls on the third Wednesday in July, the same day that a hot dog lunch is served on Capitol Hill each year.

According to officials in Frankfurt, Germany claim the first hot dog was made in their city in 1487.

Mustard is the most popular topping, but ketchup is a close second.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day Americans will consume 7-billion hot dogs, 150-million of them on the 4th of July alone.

Americans spend $2.5 billion annually on hot dogs.

Competitive eater Joey Chestnutt holds the world record for eating the most hot dogs, breaking his own record earlier this year by eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes at Coney Island in Brooklyn.  The award for winning that contest is the Mustard Belt.

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