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  1. Who, when transitioning from the silent screen, uttered “hot dogs” as his or her first ever on- screen words?

    Who, when transitioning from the silent screen, uttered “hot dogs” as his or her first ever on- screen words?
     

    • Greta Garbo
    • Groucho Marx
    • Charlie Chaplin
    • Mickey Mouse

    The first words Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” (in “The Karnival Kid, 1929). The cartoons he was featured in were silent ones up until that point.

  2. What is the average weight, fully loaded, of a baseball park hot dog vendor’s bin?

    What is the average weight, fully loaded, of a baseball park hot dog vendor’s bin?

    • 25 lbs
    • 100 lbs
    • 40 lbs
    • 10 lbs

    A fully loaded bin weights approximately 40 pounds. And vendors typically walk 4 to 5 miles per game, up and down steps. They move fast – they work on tips and commission!
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  3. Which of these four artists DOES NOT have a song titled “Hot Dog”?

    Which of these four artists DOES NOT have a song titled “Hot Dog”?

    • Elvis Presley
    • Three Dog Night
    • Led Zeppelin
    • Perry Como

    Although they have “dog” in their name, Three Dog Night never recorded a song titled “Hot Dog.”

  4. According to a NHDSC poll, which player (past or present) would win a virtual hot dog eating contest?

    According to a NHDSC poll, which player (past or present) would win a virtual hot dog eating contest?

    • John Kruk
    • Tommy Lasorda
    • David Ortiz
    • Babe Ruth

    The Great Bambino crushed the competition with 42 percent of the vote. John Kruk finished in second with 17 percent. Legend has it the Babe gorged himself on a dozen to 18 hot dogs before blacking out on a train ride in April of 1925.

     

  5. In a popular TV series, who offered Ms. Rhode Island a hot dog during a Yankee game?

    In a popular TV series, who offered Ms. Rhode Island a hot dog during a Yankee game?

    • Homer Simpson-The Simpsons
    • Norm Peterson-Cheers
    • Jerry Seinfeld-Seinfeld
    • Joey Tribiani-Friends

    During “The Chaperone” episode of Seinfeld, Jerry offers Ms. Rhode Island a hot dog to which she declines, and says that she is watching her weight. Jerry replies, “Ah. I'm watching my height. My doctor doesn't want me to get any taller.”

     

  6. What famous movie character uttered the phrase, “Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog?”

    What famous movie character uttered the phrase, “Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog?”

    • Dirty Harry
    • James Bond
    • Jason Bourne
    • The Terminator

    Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry uttered this line in “Sudden Impact,” the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series.

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  7. Which classic Hollywood starlet said that hot dogs and champagne were among her favorite foods?

    Which classic Hollywood starlet said that hot dogs and champagne were among her favorite foods?

    • Katharine Hepburn
    • Elizabeth Taylor
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Deitrich was famous for her preferred meal of hot dogs and champagne over anything else.
     

  8. True or False. Hot Dogs are included as a menu item at the Vatican

    True or False. Hot Dogs are included as a menu item at the Vatican

    • True
    • False

    Holy hot dog it’s true! Visitors can purchase a hot dog at the Vatican Snack Bar.

     

  9. Which blonde bombshell was named Miss Hot Dog Month early in her career?

    Which blonde bombshell was named Miss Hot Dog Month early in her career?

    • Nicole Kidman
    • Jayne Mansfield
    • Lauren Bacall
    • Kim Basinger

    Jayne Mansfield was the lucky winner and proud to represent everyone’s favorite All-American food in 1950.

  10. Which city’s hot dog has the most toppings?

    Which city’s hot dog has the most toppings?

    • Seattle
    • New York
    • Chicago
    • Kansas City

    The Chicago dog includes yellow mustard, dark green relish, chopped raw onion, tomato slices, sport peppers, a pickle spear and celery salt. 

     

  11. What kind of hot dog does Tatum O’Neal refuse to eat at the diner in 1973’s “Paper Moon”?

    What kind of hot dog does Tatum O’Neal refuse to eat at the diner in 1973’s “Paper Moon”?

    • Coney Island Dog
    • Chili Dog
    • Corn Dog
    • Chicago Dog

    Tatum O’Neal’s character Addie emphatically refuses to eat a Coney Island Dog purchased for her by her father during one of the early scenes of the movie. This performance contributed to her eventual Oscar win at the ripe old age of 10.

  12. What is the name of the popular children’s book series that features a Hot Dog super hero sent down from the planet Dogzalot to protect the Earth from evil space-alien attacks?

    What is the name of the popular children’s book series that features a Hot Dog super hero sent down from the planet Dogzalot to protect the Earth from evil space-alien attacks?

    • The Adventures of Super Dog and Friends
    • Mighty Dog
    • The Hot Dog and Bob Series
    • The Super Frank Chronicles

    The Hot Dog and Bob Series, featuring a talking hot dog and an ordinary boy named Bob, is a favorite of beginning readers

  13. In 2011, a fan threw a hot dog at which famous athlete while he was executing a critical move?

    In 2011, a fan threw a hot dog at which famous athlete while he was executing a critical move?

    • Shaquille O’Neal
    • Peyton Manning
    • Tiger Woods
    • Michael Phelps

    On the 7th hole at the Fry’s.com open in 2011, a fan threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods while he was lining up to putt. In response, NHDSC President Janet Riley said, “The use of an iconic food in an act of violence against an iconic golfer like Tiger Woods is reprehensible - and a violation of hot dog etiquette.  Some might call the thrower a ‘wiener,’ but we’d say that’s too high a compliment,” said Council President Janet Riley .   Hot dogs are meant to be enjoyed – not weaponized.” ESPN called this its quote of the year in 2011.

  14. How long was the world’s longest hot dog?

    How long was the world’s longest hot dog?

    • 668 ft
    • 580 ft
    • 210 ft
    • 1097ft.

    The Guinness book of World Records acknowledges this 668 ft 7.62 in hot dog as the longest to ever be made.  It was made to celebrate Paraguay’s 200th anniversary as a country in 2011.

  15. True or False Hot dogs were one of the first foods eaten on the moon?

    True or False Hot dogs were one of the first foods eaten on the moon?

    • True
    • False

    True: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey. 

  16. Which United States President served Queen Elizabeth and King George VI hot dogs at a State Dinner?

    Which United States President served Queen Elizabeth and King George VI hot dogs at a State Dinner?

    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    • Ronald Reagan
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Calvin Coolidge

    For the first time since America was a British Colony, British Monarchs stepped on US soil for a state dinner on June 11, 1939.  To celebrate the occasion, FDR served the royals a dinner of hot dogs and beer in the white house garden. 

  17. What popular TV show character said, “I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I ever wanted”?

    What popular TV show character said, “I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I ever wanted”?

    • Buster Bluth-Arrested Development
    • Liz Lemon-30 Rock
    • Sheldon Cooper- The Big Bang Theory
    • Kevin Malone-The Office

    Kevin Malone was desperate for dogs during The Office’s episode “Beach Games. Hunger struck came when Michael Scott, the obnoxious boss, made the employees endure a painstakingly long competition before allowing them to eat.

  18. Which actress says she eats a hot dog everyday for lunch and says it is the secret to her longevity?

    Which actress says she eats a hot dog everyday for lunch and says it is the secret to her longevity?

    • Florence Henderson
    • Joan Rivers
    • Meryl Streep
    • Betty White

    Betty White eats a hot dog and chips for lunch every day on the set of Hot in Cleveland, and she says it’s the secret to her longevity 

  19. Which baseball team was projected to sell a record 3+ million hot dogs in the 2014 baseball season?

    Which baseball team was projected to sell a record 3+ million hot dogs in the 2014 baseball season?

    • Boston Red Sox
    • New York Yankees
    • Texas Rangers
    • Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers projected they would sell an all time record of 3,077,537 during the 2014 baseball season

  20. Which popular children’s TV show closes each episode with the song “Hot Dog!”

    Which popular children’s TV show closes each episode with the song “Hot Dog!”

    • Dora the Explorer
    • Phineas and Ferb
    • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    • Spongebob Squarepants

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse features the song "Hot Dog!", which echoes Mickey's first spoken words in the 1929 short The Karnival Kid

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