Interesting Pizza Facts

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@LadyDuck (118874)
Switzerland
January 22, 2016 7:36am CST
Who does not know pizza? Here are some interesting facts about this popular food. The first Pizzeria was opened in Naples (Italy) in 1738, prior to this restaurant, pizza was sold by street vendors. In the United States, the first pizzeria was opened in New York in 1905, by the Italian family Lombardi. Both pizzeria still exist. In Alaska there is a pizza place that delivers pizza by plane. You cannot recycle a pizza box, because of the oil released by pizza The Hawaiian pizza is Canadian, it was invented by the Greek brothers Sam and Nick Panopoulos, who lived in Ontario. They also invented the Hawaiian burger. In Cambodia you can order a pizza topped with Marijuana, it is called "Happy Pizza".
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
In Italy you never ask for a Pizza with pineapple - they tell you to go to AMERICA
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I think that some fancy restaurants in the north serve anything, but if you go to Naples, you surely can only find the real thing.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I like the real thing - and lots of parmesan cheese
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@Angel_15 (682)
• Manila, Philippines
23 Jan 16
Here in the Philippines people just love pizzas with pineapple. Me, I prefer my pizza without it.
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@WorDazza (8553)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 16
Pizza is pretty much my all time favourite food although I do prefer the calzone (folded) version. My favourite pizza fact? What is the volume of a circular pizza with radius z and thickness a? Volume = Area * thickness Volume = pi * radius squared * thickness Volume = pi * z squared * a Volume - pi zz a
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I also like the calzone, even the small fried calzone, but this is hard to find outside Italy.
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@WorDazza (8553)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I've never tried a small fried calzone. I've never seen it on a menu in the UK!
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@jstory07 (57336)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I make my own calzones at home and my family loves them. I make them smaller than restaurants do.
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@Dena91 (3621)
• United States
22 Jan 16
Our favorite pizza is simple, cheese. There is a local pizzeria about 1 mile from our home that we get it from. They have the best crust and cheese.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I also love a very simple pizza, of course made in a wood fired pizza oven.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 I am sorry I do not know what a "run-of-the-mill pizza oven" is, but I know that all Italian real pizzeria have wood fired ovens, most of them are brick oven.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I have tried pizza all over the world. To me, there is none better than New York and New Haven pizza. It is a personal taste. In Florida, which is not known for its pizza, we found an Italian restaurant, thanks to friends. It serves New Haven style pizza, similar to our Little Italy. We visited with my brother and his wife. They were amazed.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I have eaten good pizza in the United States, in Italy the best I ate was (of course) in Naples, we do not have good pizzeria in the North.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck The only time we ate pizza in Italy was in Rome. It was very different, but tasty. We met an American TV chef there. He told me a good way to prepare my Thanksgiving turkey. Lol!
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
@DianneN The Roman pizza is different, as it is the Sicilian pizza, but they are good.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
I don't eat pizza, but that Happy Pizza sounds interesting.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I agree, I am sure that the location that sells it makes plenty of money.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Unless they've been shut down by the law!
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
23 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill May be that they are interested in keeping the place open... they can make some money allowing them to stay open.
@jstory07 (57336)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan 16
I bet there are lots of people that want that happy pizza.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I bet it too and I suppose that this place is making a lot of money.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
I love pizza and your post makes me miss good old NY pizza. I did know about the recycling of pizza boxes and mine always go into the regular trash. As for the Hawaiian pizza I didn't know it was created in Canada but now I know why my son in law loves Hawaiian pizza (he's from Canada)
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I have never tried Hawaiian pizza and I am not ready to try. I like the very simple pizza as we make them in Italy.
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@suziecat7 (3463)
• Asheville, North Carolina
22 Jan 16
A happy pizza sounds good about now - fun post.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I am curious to have a look at that pizza, I must search to find out more.
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I think I'll have one of those "happy pizza", sounds pretty good.LOL
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
It seems that it's illegal, but the police is too busy to take care of this small problem. I wonder how it tastes.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Jan 16
Imagine if a mom accidentally fed it to her kids.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I hope this never happens, this could be very dangerous for a kid.
@amnabas (9866)
• Karachi, Pakistan
22 Jan 16
Wow I only knew about its invention but the others are tremendous.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
The pizza, in Italy, exists from many more years, but before Columbus discovered the Americas, it has no tomato sauce on top.
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@just4him (89435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Christopher Columbus founded North America in 1620. You state above the first pizza in Italy was 1738.
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@just4him (89435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Yes he did, and I even had that little ditty running through my head when I posted that comment. I don't know why I put 1620 down
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@gr8nana6 (2251)
• United States
22 Jan 16
Oh wow I'm on my way to Cambodia, lol. Just kidding hahaha. I love pizza, esp. Hawaiian. Nice Info Anna thank you.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
That Cambodian pizza made me laugh, I wonder how many pizza they sell in an evening.
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@gr8nana6 (2251)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck No telling, but one thing for sure there are some HAPPY people there, lol.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
So Hawaiian pizza isn't. Too funny.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I thought it was invented in the United States, I would have never imagined that it was invented by two Greek brothers in Canada. Funny.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Close enough.
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@Juliaacv (22219)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
Those brothers who came up with the Hawaiian pizza actually did that at the Satellite Resturant in the town closest to us. We've had many meals there, it used to be a much fancier place in the 70's then it is now. Small world isn't it?
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
Many places have changed from the 70s. Here in Switzerland the pizza is not so good, at least, it does not seem very good to me, but I am Italian.
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
22 Jan 16
Pizza delivered by plane?? Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I believe that there are big distances there and cold, very cold, weather.
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@mom210 (5800)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jan 16
Oh my gosh, I did not know about the pizza being delivered by plane, I love it!
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I suppose that Alaska has very big spaces.
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@mom210 (5800)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jan 16
@LadyDuck they sure do, we lived there for four years & got to visit a town that could only be gotten to by a fairy. It was a very fun trip.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
@mom210 I did not know you lived there, it must be difficult to be in the middle of nowhere.
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@BelleStarr (31320)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Jan 16
Well as for me, I consider Hawaiian a happy pizza lol
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 16
Well, as I commented below, I think that everything that is not a real pizza should be called "pie", an Hawaiian pie it's more appropriate, because has nothing to do with the Italian pizza.
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• Toronto, Ontario
24 Jan 16
That's my husbands fave!
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@louievill (16270)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
I think i was in grade school when I first heard of and tasted pizza, my younger brother told me that he ate some kind of a pie with something like pork and beans and cheese on top and it tastes really delicious, free taste ( 1 slice) so with our allowance we bought a small box and brought it home
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
Well, I am Italian, even if I am a northern and we do not eat pizza as much as in the south. I had pizza since I was a kid.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21404)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I love pizza. I particularly love the cheese and meat lovers.
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• Japan
23 Jan 16
I like pizza as long as it is gluten free! And hi, you knew me on Bubb as pentatonicscale. I recognize you!
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
23 Jan 16
@petatonicsca Hello, yes I recognize you from Bubb. I am sure you can make a good gluten free pizza, using gluten free flour. I have never tried, but I will.
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• Japan
23 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I can get corn tortillas, which I sometimes use as a pizza base.
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@DeborahDiane (15885)
• Laguna Woods, California
23 Jan 16
These were fascinating facts. I don't think I knew any of them.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 16
I did not know about the "Happy Pizza" and was very surprised.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jan 16
@LadyDuck - Yes, the "happy pizza" was probably the fact that surprised me the most!
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@just4him (89435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Very interesting facts. I find the last one most interesting and can understand why it would be called Happy Pizza.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 16
It's weird! I cannot even understand how is it that the police do nothing.