Guinness World Records has a new top dog

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New York’s Nathan’s Famous hot dogs break the Guinness World Record for Longest Line of Hot Dogs.

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - This is what 1916 hot dogs and buns look like, wrapped in foil and assembled in a world record breaking line.

It is part of an effort to set a Guinness World Record for the "longest line of hot dogs".

Kimberly Partrick, a Guinness World Record adjudicator, said, "They had to make one, long, continuous line of hot dogs. As you saw that was a windy line, but my job as they were assembling everything was to make sure that every bun got a dog and every dog was touching one another in a completely continuous line."

The hot dogs were lined up to spell out the number 100.

It's part of a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Nathan's Famous - New York's legendary hot dog eatery which was founded in Brooklyn in 1916.

George Shea, chairman of Major League Eating and host of Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, said, "There are certain brands, certain things that say really New York, the Empire State Building is one, the Brooklyn Bridge. Nathan's hot dogs stands beside them."

Nine-time Nathan's hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut monitored as Nathan's staff worked to make history.

Joey Chestnut, Nine-time Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Champion, said, "They really are amazing. If they weren't amazing, I wouldn't be able to eat 70 in 10 minutes."

In the end, Nathan's created a hot dog line 292 meters long.

Cheered on by hot dog lovers, Nathan's can now relish the fact that they shattered the previous record set in Tokyo in 2014.

Now who's top dog?

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