25 Mouth Watering Facts About Pizza You’ll Want To Sink Your Teeth Into

Posted by , Updated on October 1, 2015

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Save for hamburgers or burritos there are few foods with as global a reach as pizza. Although it was invented in Italy it has taken on a life of its own. In the United States it is one of the most consumed food items and accounts for a significant portion of food related sales. But even in small, less developed countries you are likely to find dominos motorcycles delivering pizza down crowded alleys. So how did this food become such an international staple? From its simplicity to its customizability, entrepreneurs have taken the original Italian concept of pizza to the next level over the course of the past century. This list is about more than just the food, it is about the companies behind the food and the things they do to make pizza world famous. For example, did you know that in 2001 Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space Station? It is with culinary and marketing innovation such as this that pizza has been propelled to the forefront of global cuisine. So, whether you are an Italian culture fanatic or just a plain old foodie, get your tastebuds ready because these are 25 mouth watering facts about pizza!


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

One of the earliest frozen pizza companies was run by a family with the surname "Pizza"Source: newyorker.com
24

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

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 pizzaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
23

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

NASA is developing 3D printers that will print pizza for astronautsSource: space.com, Image: wikipedia
22

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

350 slices of pizza are sold in the United States every secondSource: geconsumerproducts.com, Image: wikipedia
21

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

In 2001 Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space StationSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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