KFC's Double Down hot dog is a sausage wrapped in a fried chicken bun

Here is proof that there's always more horrifying Frankenfood left to be invented and more stomachs to destroy with fast food: the Double Down hot dog. It's KFC's take on a hot dog only instead of using a regular hot dog bun, KFC is whipping out a bun made with fried chicken. It looks ridiculous. » 1/26/15 9:30pm 1/26/15 9:30pm

Tiny hamster eats tiny hot dogs faster than any human can

It's kind of funny how our favorite tiny hamster looks exactly like Kobayashi, the famous competitive eater, while mowing down hot dogs. They're using the same method! The hamster looks much cuter though. Much cuter. » 9/16/14 11:50pm 9/16/14 11:50pm

Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco 49ers’ New High Tech Stadium

Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for… » 9/05/14 2:00pm 9/05/14 2:00pm

How Hot Dogs Are Made and What's Actually Inside

After the steaks, chops, breasts, ribs, thighs, hams, tenderloins and briskets are removed, there's a fair amount of gristle, fat and offal remaining on a butchered animal, and early on, people realized this could be put to good use. One of these products is the hot dog, a classic of pre-cooked, processed meat. » 7/04/14 11:00am 7/04/14 11:00am

Twist Up a Spiral Dog With the Cyclone Weiner Slicer

Tornado hot dogs are the biggest thing since spiral cut ham on sliced bread. By carving a groove into the link around a meaty central core, the dog not only cooks faster with crispy edges but it also holds more condiments and prevents them from slopping out with each bite. The Cyclone hot dog slicer prepares these… » 7/09/13 7:00pm 7/09/13 7:00pm

Chefs of the World Rejoice: Your Days of Painstakingly Dicing Hot Dogs…

Do you hear that? That cheering off in the distance? That's the sound of a million amateur chefs celebrating the fact that they no longer have to spend several minutes dicing hot dogs for their casseroles, easy meatloaf, or awful jello moulds. Because the Dog Dicer can turn a hot dog into a pile of diced processed… » 4/04/13 9:40am 4/04/13 9:40am

Scientists Discover Millions of Hidden Black Holes Eating Hot DOGs

Scientists have detected millions of previously hidden supermassive black holes surrounding us, some of them busily eating a thousand of newly discovered "extremely bright and extremely rare" galaxies called hot DOGs (Dust-Obscured Galaxies). Astronomy is fun! » 8/30/12 5:03pm 8/30/12 5:03pm

Can Food/Life Get Any Better Than Spiral Hot Dogs? (Answer: NO, NO IT…

Life is wondrous, my friends. How can we not be elated to have the privilege of experiencing this astonishing planet and all the marvels that it contains? Perhaps you aren't sure? It's fine. Behold, the spiral hot dog. Spellbound. » 11/17/11 11:00am 11/17/11 11:00am

A Good Day for Vices: Coffee Is Healthy and Hot Dogs Aren't As Bad As…

Nitrates in hot dogs have had a menacing reputation since the '70s, and doctors are constantly telling us to drink coffee in moderation. But I have excellent news to report today: hot dogs don't seem to cause cancer and coffee can actually protect you from it. » 10/24/11 5:00pm 10/24/11 5:00pm

The Grossest Things Accidentally Found in Hot Dogs Are Even Grosser…

Hot dogs. Juicy, succulent, mouth savoring meat. A pink mixed mash of deliciousness. See hot dog, want hot dog, eat hot dog. That's what I think, at least. I might have to think twice though. Some truly disgusting stuff is sometimes found in a hotdiggity. » 9/06/11 10:26am 9/06/11 10:26am

Doctors: Hot Dogs Are as Bad as Cigarettes

A new release by the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says the processed meat in hot dogs carries a cancer risk on par with cigarettes, USA Today reports. True? Well, there's something you should know about the PCRM first. » 8/01/11 11:40am 8/01/11 11:40am

Happy Hot Dog Man Mutates Your Hot Dog into a Little Human Weiner

You, my friend, are eating a sad hot dog. Why? Cause if you're not using the Happy Hot Dog Man to make the perfect cuts and slices to turns your dog into a little human character, you're doing it wrong. » 6/14/11 8:40pm 6/14/11 8:40pm

Hot Diggity Dog; It's a Rocking Hot Dog!

What I would give to wrap my legs around a big purple sausage...oh sorry, you just caught me daydreaming about Nienke Klunder's rocking hot dog sculpture. Isn't it fantastic? Apparently eight were made from fiberglass, aluminium, leather, maple wood and chrome; the purposes of which are unknown. [Nienke Klunder via … » 4/19/11 9:20pm 4/19/11 9:20pm

Ham Dogger Creates Unholy Hot Dog Shaped Hamburgers

Not quite a true tube steak, not quite a hot dog, the Ham Dogger does one thing and one thing only—it molds your hamburger meat into a hot dog shape. But that's not as stupid as it sounds. » 10/12/09 9:00pm 10/12/09 9:00pm

Weenie Wing Commander Fires Meat Torpedoes

While I've always preferred encapsulating my hot dogs in a black crust of carcinogens prior to ingestion, there are others of you who prefer a slow roasted wiener...preferably involving a spaceship in some way. » 1/02/09 11:30am 1/02/09 11:30am

The Story of the Great Philadelphia Hot Dog Launcher

Hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher with the help of the Philly Phanatic, famous weirdo mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, for use during Phillies games. And now, in a fit of boredom and comedic inspiration, they've released a "documentary" detailing the making of the launcher. It's absolutely… » 11/22/08 1:30pm 11/22/08 1:30pm

Grill Hot Dogs the Gas Station Way

Admit it. At least once, during a long road trip, you've pulled over at a gas station, filled the tank, grabbed a $5 bottle of Desani and, just as you were leaving, inhaled a particularly saltilicious scent. Scanning through the aisle, you see its source. Hot dogs. Preservatives with a side of meat. And they are… » 8/05/08 1:20pm 8/05/08 1:20pm

The Best Way To Cook Hot Dogs: by Tesla Coil

The most exiting way to cook hot dogs: connect a chain of 12 of them up and send bolts of multi-thousand-volt electricity through them. Awesome, and all thanks to the Nevada Lightning Lab and their 10-foot Tesla coil at Maker Faire '08. And amazingly, the coil they used is just a prototype for a 122-foot version… » 5/06/08 5:59am 5/06/08 5:59am

4-in-1 Hot Dog Cooker Makes Fatties Jiggle With Excitement

I love convergence when it comes to gadgets—especially when food is involved. If you agree, feast your eyes on this 4-in-1 Hot Dog Maker. As the name implies, it will cook your hot dogs—but it doesn't stop there. It can also make popcorn, boil eggs, warm your buns, and steam your foodstuffs. Are you clutching your… » 2/11/08 8:40pm 2/11/08 8:40pm

How You Should Cook Your Hot Dogs Tonight: With Electricity

Evil Mad Scientist's disclaimer that this little project "just isn't safe" kind of lowballs the danger level involved, since you're basically plugging your hot dog directly into a power outlet. » 7/04/07 9:37am 7/04/07 9:37am