Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!) (lynxreign) wrote,
Lynx, Destroyer of Worlds (with Science!)

New Friends

A few years ago I heard on the radio that between Memorial Day and Labor day weekends, Americans eat something like 6 billion hot dogs. Yes, 6,000,000,000. This number seemed large to me, so I divided it by an approximate American population and determined how many hot dogs that was per man, woman and child. I increased the estimate to account for vegitarians, the very young and freaks who don't like hot dogs.

The number was 26. Naturally I wanted to see if I was doing my part like a Good American, so I kept track over the summer, along with a few friends. Turns out, most of us that first year were NOT Good Americans. We fell short individually.

Since that first year we've had the lj group dogs_of_summer where we all post how many hot dogs we eat as we eat them so we'll have running totals and can either keep track or goad ourselves into eating the proper amount.

This year, head58 (who looked up the numbers) has declared the number to be 30.

I've gained a bunch of new friends since we first started keeping track, so I thought I'd post here and invite people who haven't yet joined to come on over and keep track with us. One of the benefits of the community, for people who like hot dogs, is finding new places for hot dogs and telling others about them. You can always just lurk and find some good hot dog stands for yourself.
Tags: food, humor, science

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