Americans Love Their Hot Dogs

July is National Hot Dog Month with the Fourth of July being a prime day for hot dog consumption.

On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150-million hot dogs.

If those dogs were laid end to end it would be enough to stretch from Washington DC to Los Angeles more than five times.

During the peak hot dog eating season which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day Americans generally eat a total of seven billion hot dogs.

That averages out to 818 eaten every second.