Some say that the pizza is like sex – when it’s good, it’s really good. But when it’s bad – it is still pretty good. Like sex, there are also a lot of facts about pizza that you might not know about. Check out these 20 interesting facts about pizza below.
1. In America, 350 slices of pizza are sold every second.
2. Typical large pizza in Australia (28 cm or 11”) is less than the medium pizza in the USA (30cm or 12”).
3. NASA is developing 3D printing technology that will allow astronauts to print pizza.
4. Dominos no longer guarantee delivery within ’30 minutes or less’, because their drivers caused accidents while rushing to deliver pizzas on time. At least one person died.
5. In 2005, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi insulted Finnish cuisine. Later, in 2008, a pizza from Finland won the international pizza contest. The Italian took second place. The Finnish pizza was named “Pizza Berlusconi” to mock him.
6. A man sentenced to death resigned from his last meal and asked to provide pizza for homeless from Nashville, Tennessee. His request was denied. In response, people donated many pizzas to homeless shelters in Nashville.
7. Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the International Space Station in 2001. The delivery cost $1 million. It was delivered by Russians.
8. The hacker group, UGNazi attacked the Papa John’s website in 2012, because their pizza was 2 hours late.
9. January 18-24 is National Pizza Week in the US.
10. Lady Gaga ordered $1,000 worth pizzas for people who were waiting in a long line for her concert.
11. There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers pizzas by plane.
12. There are DVDs that smell like pizza when you are done watching them.
13. Pizza Hut introduced orders via the Internet in 1994.
14. Pizza Hut had plans to engrave their logo into the Moon using lasers. Finally, the idea was abandoned because the logo needed to be the size of Texas.
15. The first Bitcoin transaction ever made was 10,000 BTC for pizza. The same amount is worth over a million dollars today.
16. In Scotland, some pizzas are deep fried.
17. One of the first documented Internet transactions was a pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and extra cheese from Pizza Hut.
18. One man from California was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he stole a pizza to a group of kids. The man had a criminal record before.
19. In Cambodia, there are many sites offering “Happy Pizza”, which is a pizza loaded with high quality marijuana.
20. One of the earliest frozen pizza companies was actually run by a family named Pizza.
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