Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strange News

I just heard on the news that hot dog companies are thinking of changing the shape of hot dogs because they might be a choking hazard to young children.  ( By the way, wouldn’t that just make it Bologna?)

“The hot dog is just perfectly designed to act like a plug," said Deepak Mehta, director of the pediatric aerodigestive center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. "The size, the shape, everything is just perfect to plug the breathing passage. It is just the perfect recipe for causing problems, even if the parent is careful."

All the nitrates, fat, and the 1,000,000,000 different animal parts that go into hot dogs are not the main concern? Not only will they act as a plug to the breathing passages, but also to your child’s arteries. I would say choking on a hot dog might be a better outcome than actually ingesting one.  However, if they do change the shape of hot dogs it might make for a less awkward meal for adults…


now  if  we could only change the shape of bananas.


  1. that is the oddest cocern. I swear, some people have nothing better to do. I do think its funny too that they are concerned more with the "plugging" shape than they are with whats in it. Ridiculous.

    xo anastasia b

  2. Lol!

    But I love hot dogs... Must you remind me what they're doing to my insides?