At a festival in Vancouver, Canada, plenty of people paid $38 for a single bottle of hot dog water sold as a diet aid. Buyers of the unfiltered hot dog water were promised weight loss, increased brain function and a more youthful appearance. The product was also gluten-free and rich in sodium and electrolytes. Then, the creator of hot dog water admitted that it was a stunt to encourage people to think critically and question health product marketing. But hot dogs can be dangerous!
The Phillie Phanatic fired franks from his famous Hot Dog Launcher into the crowd as usual this week, but it didn’t go well. At Monday’s Phillies-Cardinals game, one of the flying dogs hit a woman in the stands right in the face, and gave her a whopping black eye. Kathy McVay told People.com that a shoulder injury prevented her from deflecting the flying frank. The good-natured fan won’t sue, though. “It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that’s fine,” she said.