Every year on July 4th, all eyes are on Coney Island, New York, and the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest.
Late last month, Feltman’s of Coney Island popped those eyeballs by unleashing a 66-pound hot dog that hopefully goes down in the Guinness record books as the biggest ever.
Feltman’s of Coney Island, the original hot dog brand, celebrated the 152nd Anniversary of founder Charles Feltman’s invention of the hot dog by setting out to claim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Hot Dog.”
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We’re adding a Record into the Guinness Book! The World’s Largest Hot Dog. Meet us at @ulyssesnyc on Stone St on Wed June 26 at 3pm-8pm as we grill this monster and donate $ to @getheadstrong for our Veterans. #feltmans #guinnessworldrecord #hotdog #veterans #veteranowned #getheadstrong #ulysses #stonestreet 🇺🇸🌭
Hungry crowds gathered for a block party to watch the dog meet the grill and to get a taste. After grilling, the dog went for $10 a slice, and the money went to the Headstrong Project, which provides cost-free mental health care to post 9/11 combat veterans.
The hot dog’s final official measurements were 5 feet long, 1 foot wide, and 66 pounds.
It’s essentially a small child on a bun.
The hot dog was submitted to the Guinness Book for official review, and Feltman’s expects to get their official ruling back in about 12 weeks.
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