July 4th in the United States is synonymous with barbecues; and where there is a barbecue, chances are there will also be a hot dog. In 2012, Time Magazine labeled the Fourth of July with a title that so few countries would proudly recognize. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council – yes, that is a real thing – of the 20 billion hotdogs eaten per year in the States, over 155 million of them are consumed on July 4th. So, kudos to American independence being likened to the biggest day for meat byproducts!