Pizza

1. Pizza Hut began offering online pizza ordering in 1994. – Source

2. In 2005, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi insulted Finnish cuisine. Later, in 2008, a Finnish pizza won an international pizza contest coming first with Italy in second and Australia third. The Finnish pizza was named “Pizza Berlusconi” to mock him. – Source

3. A large pizza in Australia (11″) is smaller than a medium pizza in the US (12″) – Source

4. The price of pizza has matched, with uncanny precision, the cost of a NYC subway ride for 50 years. Economists have named it “The Pizza Principle.” – Source

5. Cop-killer, Philip Workman declined his last meal. Instead, he requested that a large vegetarian pizza be given to a homeless person in Nashville. His request however was denied, but in response, people donated pizzas to many homeless shelters in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. – Source

6. Pizza Hut made a pizza delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians $1 million to transport the Pizza and even make a commercial from it. – Source

7. Domino’s Pizza cancelled their ’30 minutes or less’ guarantee in 1993 because their drivers caused accidents while rushing to deliver pizzas on time. This had resulted in at least one fatality. – Source

8. NASA is developing 3D printers that can print pizzas for astronauts – Source

9. The hacker group, UGNazi in 2012 took down the Papa John’s website because their pizza was 2 hours late. – Source

10. In America, 350 slices of pizza are sold every second. – Source

11. Boris Yeltsin, when he was president of Russia, was found by White House Secret Service drunk and in his underwear on Pennsylvania Ave, trying to hail a cab to get some pizza. – Source

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

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

14. In 2004, Pizza Hut fired a delivery driver who shot and killed a robber while on the job. – Source

15. The movie “30 Minutes or Less” is based on a real life robbery, but with a sad ending. An American pizza delivery man was killed when a bomb fastened around his neck exploded. At the time of his death, he was arrested for robbing a bank. He told police that three people had locked the bomb around his neck and won’t release it unless he commit the robbery – Source

16. There are DVDs that look and smell like pizza when you are done watching them. – Source

17. Domino’s Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza, two of the nation’s biggest pizza chains, were founded just 18 miles apart. They still maintain their corporate capitals less than 50 miles apart – Source

18. The iconic taste of NYC pizza is attributed to the city’s pure water – Source

19. One of the first documented Internet purchases was a pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and extra cheese from Pizza Hut – Source

20. The FBI once tried to order pizza when investigating an insane asylum in San Diego. The pizza place hung up on them. – Source

21. There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers pizzas by plane. – Source

22. In 1995 a pizza driver, Tariq Khamisa, was killed by a 14 year old gang member. The victim’s father reached out to the perpetrator’s grandfather and together they started a forgiveness and youth outreach project that has reached 350,000 children.

23. In Scotland, they deep fry pizzas. – Source

24. A man in California was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing a slice of pizza under three-strikes law from a group of children – Source

25. In 2011, two Domino’s Pizza Store Managers were charged with arson after they burned down a nearby Papa John’s in Southern Florida – Source

26. Pizza Hut had plans to engrave their logo into the Moon using lasers. Plans were scratched because the logo needed to be the size of Texas. – Source

27. Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada – Source

28. The first bitcoin transaction ever made was 10,000BTC for a pizza, which is now worth approx $1,219,000 USD – Source

29. Guantanamo Bay has a McDonalds, Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and a Starbucks. – Source

30. In Cambodia, many pizza parlors offer “happy pizza”, which is a pizza loaded with high quality marijuana. – Source