Take the It's Academic Weekly Quiz! in association with Giant

In what US city do people eat the most hot dogs?
Los Angeles
What is America's most popular hot dog topping?
Mustard, followed by ketchup, onions, chili and relish.
What popular hot dog brand got its start in 1883 in a Chicago butcher shop?
Oscar Mayer. There was a real Oscar Mayer, who owned the butcher shop with his brother Gottfried.
How did the "hot dog" get its name?
Hot dog historians think that frankfurters---because of their size and shape---were referred to as "dachshund sausages" by early 19th century vendors. The name was eventually shortened to "hot dog."
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2015 “Sophie Altman Coach of the Year Award”

To honor the memory of It's Academic's creator and long-time producer, Sophie Altman, Giant Food is presenting the 2015 “Sophie Altman Coach of the Year Award.” This Award is intended as a tribute to all It's Academic coaches for whom Sophie Altman had so much respect.

We congratulate our "Coach of the Year" winners:

  • Washington — Peter Kelley, St. Albans School
  • Baltimore — Dr. Eric Seifter, Centennial High School

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