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.