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

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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Since 1987, October has been officially designated National Pizza Month in the United States

PizzaSource: Howstuffworks.com Image: wikipedia
19

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

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 rideSource: observer.com, Image: wikipedia

18

In Alaska, there is a pizza delivery service that delivers by airplane

In Alaska, there is a pizza delivery service that delivers by airplaneSource: cbsnews.com, Image: wikipedia
17

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.

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.Source: nytimes.com, Image: wikipedia

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Hawaiian pizza is actually from Canada

Hawaiian pizza is actually from CanadaSource: villagevoice.com, Image: wikipedia

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