On Tech Now! this morning, I found out about the Octodog's Frankfurter Converter. When there are products this silly in the world, can the Apocalypse be far behind?
The webpage includes a justification for the existance of such a silly novelty item.
According to them.
The method of slicing a hotdog linearly can reduce the chances of choking during consumption. A sliced hotdog is a safer way to serve hotdogs to children. Octodogs are not only fun, but may be a safer way to serve hotdogs.
Hard to argue with that. although I doubt Alton Brown would approve of this pitiful unitasker.