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The Most Surprising Facts You Will Ever Read about Pizza (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   6 Oct 2015   / 5284 views

One of the earliest frozen pizza companies was run by a family with the surname "Pizza"

When Boris Yeltsin was president of Russia, the White House Secret Service found him in downtown Washington DC, drunk and in his underwear, trying to fetch a cab to get some pizza

NASA is developing 3D printers that will print pizza for astronauts

350 slices of pizza are sold in the United States every second

In 2001 Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space Station. They ended up paying the Russians $1 million to transport the pizza and even filmed a commercial of the ordeal

Since 1987, October has been officially designated National Pizza Month in the United States

Known as the Pizza Principle, economists have noticed that for the last 50 years the price of a pizza has almost perfectly matched the cost of a New York City subway ride

In Alaska, there is a pizza delivery service that delivers by airplane

At one point, Pizza Hut had planned to engrave their logo on the moon with lasers. Apparently the plans were scratched because the logo would have had to be roughly the size of Texas.

Hawaiian pizza is actually from Canada

Pizza shops in Cambodia often have "happy pizza" on the menu, which is basically a regular pizza laced with marajuana

A medium pizza in the US is about 12 inches. That is bigger than a large pizza in Australia, which is only 11 inches.

In 2012, UGNazi, a hacker group, took the Papa John's website offline for delivering a pizza 2 hours late

Some DVDs are designed to look and smell like pizza while they are playing (due to the heat)

While investigating an insane asylum in San Diego, a pizza parlor hung up on the FBI

Pizzas are deep fried in Scotland

One of the first ever documented online purchases was a pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut

Domino's Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza were founded only 18 miles apart from each other in Michigan

Domino's canceled their 30 minutes or less delivery policy because their drivers were causing too many accidents

Philip Workman, on death row for killing a police officer, rejected his last meal and instead asked for a vegetarian pizza to be given to a homeless person. The court rejected his request but numerous people then donated pizzas around Nashville.

Because Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi insulted Finnish food in 2005, three years later when Finland beat Italy in an international pizza contest, they named their winning slice the "Pizza Berlusconi"

Saturdays are the most popular days to eat pizza

In the United States, pizza makes up for about 10% of all food service sales

The term pizza first appeared in a Latin text from the southern Italian town of Gaeta in 997 AD. It stated that a certain person owed the bishop "duodecim pizze", or twelve pizzas

Since tomatoes hadn't arrived in Italy yet, pizzas back then were a lot different. They were probably more like the focaccia of today.

Credits: list25.com

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Comments (1):

#14 makes total sense because you usually sit right on top of the DVD player when you are watching a movie, not 12 to 18 feet away with your DVD player in a entertainment center and you are on the couch. (If anyone still plays DVDs anymore). And to look like pizza when they are playing is awesome for those of us who have completely transparent DVD players! Seems like a sound financial investment due to no possible financial gain, only expense...