Pizza Unboxed: 20 Captivating Insights About the Iconic Pie

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1Alaska pizza air delivery

Alaska pizza air delivery

There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers pizzas to remote areas by plane, with no charge for delivery.


2. A popular dish in Scotland is a frozen pizza folded in half, dipped in batter and deep fried. It is usually served with salt and vinegar.


3. The pizza Margherita owes its name to Italy's Queen Margherita who in 1889 visited the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples. The Pizzaiolo (pizza maker) on duty that day, Raffaele Esposito created a pizza for the Queen that contained the three colors of the new Italian flag.


4. The fans of "Breaking Bad" have been attempting to re-enact a scene where Walter White flings a pizza onto the roof of his house. The real-life owner of the house does not appreciate their efforts.


5. An elderly woman named Jean Wilson from Memphis ordered pizza every day for 3 years straight was saved by a delivery woman named Susan Guy when she failed to place an order for 3 days.


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6Pizza farms

Pizza farms

There are pizza farms where all the ingredients to make the pizza they sell is grown on the farm.


7. A pizza with bacon and egg on it is a common offering at Australian pizza places.


8. Pizza Hut began offering online pizza ordering in 1994.


9. The first pizzeria named Lombardi's pizza in the US opened in 1905 and still runs until this day, it even offered $0.05 Pizza's for its 100th Birthday.


10. A pizzeria named Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai has launched the pizza magnet technology where a customer has to do is push a button, and a pizza is on the way.


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1199 cheese pizza

99 cheese pizza

The 99 cheese pizza from TMNT is real.


12. The price of pizza has matched, with uncanny precision, the cost of an NYC subway ride for 50 years. Economists have named it "The Pizza Principle."


13. The hacker group, UGNazi, took down the Papa Johns website because their pizza was 2 hours late.


14. Lady Gaga once bought $1000 worth of pizza for fans waiting in line for her.


15. The Bungie Studios team consumed more than 20,000 pounds of pizza, 24,000 gallons of soda and more than a half ton of bananas during the three years it took to develop “Halo 3.”


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16Americans

Americans

93% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month.


17. A clinic in Cape Cod once offered a coupon for a free pizza as part of their March Madness Vasectomy promotion, so men can watch the basketball games while on couch rest and get a free pizza.


18. In 2015, San Jose police stopped a man from committing suicide by sending him a Margherita pizza and phone for negotiating using a bomb disposal robot.


19. A large pizza in Australia (11") is smaller than a medium pizza in the US (12")


20. One of the earliest frozen pizza companies was actually run by a family named Pizza.

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