My FAVORITE (new) WTF site is also Evil Mad Scientist Labs. (EMSL)
Do NOT try this at home.
They use something called, "A Sucide Cord"
aka a 120volt (or 220 for you Non USA/Japan-ites) power cord with it's end cut off
EMSL suggests a new DANGEROUS way to cook hot dogs (not for ME, since I'm a vegetarian!)
Electrocuting the hot-dog!
As they say in the article, do NOT try this at home, unless you Really Really want to win a Darwin award (explanation). The darwin award (web-site) and I quote
Honoring those who improve the species...by
accidentally removing themselves from it!
(in other words, killing yourself!)