February 18, 2014

20 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Pizza

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Grab a slice of pizza. You need to have it in your hands to fully appreciate this article. You know as well as I do that a great slice of pizza is like great sex. It’s hot, it’s saucy, it’s frickin’ gooey and makes you sweat. Take a bite out of that slice of heaven and get ready for some pizza facts.
The holy pizza bible is written with pizza sauce on the dough. image - Flickr / The Pizza Review
The holy pizza bible is written with pizza sauce on dough.
image – Flickr / The Pizza Review

1. October is National Pizza Month (as if we needed any reason to eat more pizza).

2. 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second in the good old United States, 252 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed a year, and Americans, on average, eat 46 slices of pizza a year. That’s a lotta pizza.

The best way to propose to someone is using pepperoni pizza because you can eat it after, whatever the outcome may be. image - Flickr / brendan-c
The best way to propose to someone is using pepperoni pizza because you can eat it after, whatever the outcome may be.
image – Flickr / brendan-c

3. So that means pizza is a $35 billion industry. Money buys pizza.

People who say they love ham and pineapple pizza (Hawaiian) haven't had spam and pineapple pizza.  Flickr / ninacoco
People who say they love ham and pineapple pizza (Hawaiian) haven’t had spam and pineapple pizza.
image — Flickr / ninacoco

4. 93% of people eat pizza. Why is that number not 100%?

True love means baking a pizza for your loved one before they come home from work (or buy a box of pizza as you go home from work). It works both ways. image — Flickr / brendan-c
True love means baking a pizza for your loved one before they come home from work (or buy a box of pizza as you go home from work). It works both ways.
image — Flickr / brendan-c

5. The first pizzeria in North Korea opened its doors in 2009. It probably serves less than 1,000 people a year. I don’t know, I’m just guessing.

6. This Romanian guy named Cristian Dumitru ate 200 pounds of pizza in a week. That’s more than his weight. Looks like Cristian is the true pizza lover.

People who eat "salad pizza" probably believe in underwear gnomes and love vanilla sex.
People who eat “salad pizza” probably believe in underwear gnomes and love vanilla sex.
image — Flickr / YoLaGringo

7. There is a $1000 pizza that’s made in NYC (I mean where else will you find ridiculously priced meal topped with crazy-ass toppings like caviar and lobster) and you have to order it a day before. Seriously, a day to make pizza? Go to hell.

8. Apparently in Australia, they put eggs in their pizza.

Aussie n. a pizza with bacon (or ham) and eggs.

1992 Casa Cordobes Pizzeria menu (Sydney) aussie ….. $12.90 $15.90 $18.90 (Bacon and Egg).

2004 Eat-A-Pizza menu (Darwin) aussie: Onion, Bacon & Egg.

2004 La Venezia Pizza menu (Kingston) aussi: [sic] bacon, eggs, onion, tomato & cheese.

2004 Mojo’s Weird Pizza menu (Melbourne) aussie: Ham & Egg.

2004 Pedro’s Pit menu (Melbourne) aussie: tomato, cheese, ham, bacon & egg.

2004 John’s Pizza menu (Coober Pedy, SA) aussie: Tomato, cheese, ham, egg, bacon. – Australian National University

Bacon, eggs, onion, and ham? That sounds like a breakfast burrito on a pizza.

9. From what it looks like, South Koreans get really creative with their pizza. There’s a pizza that has apple, brie and pistachios on it. Yep.

10. Dominos leads the world in pizza delivers. Tip them well.

There should be an anthem for pizza. image - Flickr / joo0ey
There should be an anthem for pizza.
image – Flickr / joo0ey

11. There is an expo for pizza. It’s held in Las Vegas.

12. March 6 was declared to be National Frozen Food Day (thanks Reagan!) and so, the Celentano Brothers became the first to sell their frozen pizzas around the nation.

Pizza is there for you through thick and thin (haha, get it? Thick crust and thin crust). They don't judge you when you pay a dollar for a slice. No, they fill you up and you may later regret it, but listen, it's the best damn slice you've had since you spent your last paycheck on 13 pizza pies at Rubirosa. image — Flickr / The Pizza Review
Pizza is there for you through thick and thin (haha, get it? Thick crust and thin crust). They don’t judge you when you pay a dollar for a slice. No, they fill you up and you may later regret it, but listen, it’s the best damn slice you’ve had since you spent your last paycheck on 13 pizza pies at Rubirosa.
image — Flickr / The Pizza Review

13. EATING PIZZA MEANS LOWERING YOUR RISK OF CANCER. EAT ALL THE PIZZA.

14. There is a mathematical theorem named after pizza. It’s called the Pizza theorem.

15. The Japanese put mayonnaise on their pizza.

16. Okay — let me rephrase what I’ve said before. Basically Asia gets crazy creative with their pizzas.

17. You love pizza.

18. If you don’t, you are not a patriot.

19. Americans love pizza.

20. That is not a generalization. Burritos, pizza, and rogaine is an American lifestyle. Get used to it. TC mark

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