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Hot Dog
An animated rat tells us the humble history of the hot dog.
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 14:54

Filmmakers: Diego Maccione and Adam Gill

The term ''hot dog'' is credited to Tad Dorgan, a sports cartoonist who was covering a Yankee's baseball game in New York. Vendors were selling hot dachshund sausages in rolls at the stadium, yelling "Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot". He drew an image of a Frankfurter as a dog, to depict the scene, but he was not sure how to spell dachshund, so he called it a hot dog - and the name stuck.

An animated rat tells us the humble history of the hot dog and streetfood in New York.

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