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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It is getting on toward the end of summer, but there is still time. Time for swimming and volleyball and cooking out and enjoying one of America's favorite summertime eats; the ubiquitous, delicious hot dog!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."

HINT: An American politician and career military man who became the first Supreme Commander of NATO and ran against Adlai Stevenson in the the 1952 election.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Legend has it that hot dogs or frankfurters originated in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany around 1484.

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Hot Dog season lasts from the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, until the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day. During this time about 20 billion hot dogs are consumed, which means more than 800 hot dogs per second are eaten in the U.S.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt served frankfurters to King George VI of England when he visited the United States in 1939.

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Nearly 90 percent of hot dog eaters choose mustard as their go-to topping, but get ready to cringe if you're not from one of these regions. In Chicago, they like to use cucumber, tomato, pickle, onion and picklerelish and in Los Angeles they use mayonnaise and cheese. New Yorkers, however, prefer mustard.

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The famous Nathan's hot dog began when Nathan Handwerker created a business on the Coney Island boardwalk in 1916. Back then, you could buy a Nathan's hot dog for a nickel!

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The annual Coney Island eating contest on the Fourth of July supposedly started after four immigrants agreed to determine who was most patriotic by eating the most Nathan's hot dogs.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."

ANSWER: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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