Ask a person what they think about when they think "hot dog", and you'll get a wide range of answers.  In honor of National Hot Dog Day, we break it all down for you.

I haven't been able to eat hot dogs (outside of a baseball stadium) since I saw The Great Outdoors and Dan Aykroyd's explanation of a hot dog's DNA.

 

 

 

Ask the Hot Dog and Sausage Council, and they'll give you a different answer.

 

 

 

In reality, the hot dog is somewhere in the middle of the two definitions, not great for you, but certainly not the literal definition given by "Roman" in The Great Outdoors.

 

 

 

They're edible, and today's their day, so grab a dog and enjoy all those wonderful ingredients coming together in a taste explosion.