If there’s one thing capable of uniting individuals of different nationalities, creeds, occupations and backgrounds, it’s food. For centuries, sharing and exchanging ingredients, recipes and foodstuffs has been an essential method of relationship and community-building between people and nations. Some foods, like the ever-popular hot dog, are so widely beloved as to have been adopted by people and cultures the world over. This infographic by Food Republic illustrates 40 different distinctive kinds of hot dogs. Each one represents a different culture or geographic region. The variety is extensive, ranging from the octopi-shaped dog of Japan to the “all-dressed” dog of Montreal, and everything in between.