I remember watching the entire event one year and there was ample discussion of how the unusually (warm? cool? who remembers???) weather was going to affect the various participants and also the likelihood of a prior record being broken.
a 2 hour delay must really F with their prep I figure. after a minute i said to my kid “he’ll be lucky to get to 65.” I was right! But he won handily. once he is up by over a minute’s worth of dogs (6-10 range) he just needs to not puke.
I ate a hot dog today. I had the only hot dog in our lunch room. I win.
It was fun to explain to my Chinese coworker that a hot dog, a wiener, and a frankfurter are all the same thing. He asked about der Wienerschnitzel, which I declaimed as a mangled American version of the German word.
To expand on soy’s post, Wienerschnitzel is an American hot dog chain restaurant, which doesn’t (normally) serve wiener schnitzel (Wiener Schnitzel in German), which is a breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet originating in Austrian cuisine.
The Austrian breaded veal cutlet is das Wiener Schnitzel (meaning a cutlet from Vienna or Viennese style), a neuter noun, not der Wienerschnitzel, “der” being a masculine article of speech. The suffix “el” means “small,” and makes any German word neuter.