How Well Do You Know Pizza?

By January 30, 2020

The first American pizzeria was located in...

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The first American pizzeria was Lombardi's in New York City! Lombardi's was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi and it's honored in the Pizza Hall of Fame!

True or false: The average pizza slice in New York City usually matches the price of an MTA subway ride.

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According to Business Insider, the price of a slice of pizza in New York City has been rising in parallel to the price of a New York City subway ride. This is referred to as the "Pizza Principle," and has been going on since the 1960s.

Cambodia has a pizza called "Happy" Pizza, the special ingredient in this pizza is...

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"Happy" pizza is cooked with marijuana and is a very popular dish in Cambodia. It's important to know, though, that marijuana is still extremely controlled within Cambodia so ordering this dish could get you in a lot of trouble!

True or False: NASA invested in a 3D printer that could print pizza for astronauts.

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True! NASA commissioned BeeHex, an Austin-based tech company, to build a 3D printer that was capable of printing pizza for astronauts in space. The project was successful and the printer can make a pizza in half of the time of the average pizza chef and it has a variety of topping and sauce options.

Do you get more pizza by ordering one 18" pizza or two 12" pizzas?

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The larger the diameter of a pizza, the more pizza you get in each slice. The area of a circle is equal to πr2 so the area of one 18" pizza is 254.34". The area of one 12" pizza is 113.04", multiply by two and you get 226.08".

How many pizzerias are there in New York state?

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There are 9,000 pizzerias in New York state and most of them are located in the four boroughs.

What is the most popular pizza topping in the U.S.?

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53% of Americans claim that pepperoni is their favorite pizza topping!

Two of the most beneficial substances in pizza sauce are...

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Lycopene and flavonoids are helpful in boosting immunity, fighting inflammation, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and depression.

Which sports star used to own 31 Papa John's franchises?

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Peyton Manning used to own 31 Papa John's franchises in and around Denver. He ultimately sold the franchises before leaving the NFL.

The original shape of pizza was...

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Originally, pizza was square! Today, we refer to square pizza as Sicilian pizza.

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