"Did you know that many people die from hot dog eating contests?" little kid asked today, completely out of nowhere with nary a hot dog in sight.
"I don't know if that's true. I don't think you can say that many people die," I answered.
"Yes! Yes, they do! It's the number one risk of hot dog eating contests!"
"Right, but even as the number one risk, I don't know that you could say that a significant number of people have died due to hot dog eating contests. It's the worst that could happen, but doesn't happen often."
"What do you even know about hot dog eating contests?" he insisted.
"Not a lot, I guess." I conceded.
"Right. It's extremely dangerous. A lot of people die."
Let that be a lesson to you all. No hot dog eating contests.