A year ago this week, a guy at a Yankees game went viral after poking a hole through a hot dog . . . and using it as a STRAW to drink his beer.
People were divided: Is it brilliant, or just gross? Meanwhile, the folks at Oscar Mayer were taking notes . . . and are now making ACTUAL hot dog straws in tribute. (Here's a photo.)
They're giving away a limited number each day between now and September 5th. You have to fill out a form online. If it says they're out, you have to try again tomorrow.
To be clear, it's not a REAL hot dog like the one in the video. It's made of soft silicone and just looks like a hot dog . . . so you can gross people out without actually being gross.
They announced it by having the same fan recreate the video but with their fake hot dog straw instead of a real one. (Here's that video.)
They said in a statement, quote, "While the viral 'Hot Dog Straw' divided the internet, we salute the brave man who paved the way to enjoy his hot dog as he wishes."
You can sign up to get one at OscarMayer.com/HotDogStraw.