The Disputed History of the Hot Dog

We're breaking down the history of the hot dog for #NationalHotDogDay on this episode of Food History. Where do hot dogs come from? (It's surprisingly contentious.) What is in a hot dog? (It might not be as bad as you imagine.) And why do we call it a hot dog, anyway? (You'll have to watch the video.) Hot dogs may be as American as apple pie, but they could be German or Austrian as well. The history behind hot dogs is on the menu in this episode of Food History. In case you forgot, The List Show is a trivia-tastic, fact-filled show for curious people. Subscribe here for new Mental Floss episodes every Wednesday: Website:  Twitter:  Facebook:

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