Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Librarian's Reference Questions

Q: How many hot dogs were sold at Yankee Stadium last season (or most recent data)?
A: According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC), 1.3 million hot dogs were projected to be consumed in 2004. Updated figures will be forthcoming. (This is a reference question/bet. Loser buys winner a hot dog* and beer at a baseball game.)

Q: When is the men's marathon being run at the Olympics?
A: The New York Times has this nifty Olympics tracker that allows you to search save the events you want to watch and follow. The men's marathon is on August 23 at 6:30pm. The American favorite, Ryan Hall has a great chance at medaling this year.

* Or treat of their choosing.

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