Preserved Hot Dog Not Really 140 Years Old
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Coney Island is the birthplace of the hot dog. So it may have seemed plausible when a local historical group announced a find. It said a 140-year-old frank was discovered and preserved in ice beneath the historic restaurant. It was the world's oldest Coney Island dog. A local news outlet ran the story. Then CNN picked it up. The group now says it was all a hoax. Quote: "In the grand tradition of Coney Island ballyhoo."
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