10 Interesting Facts about Pizza – Celebrate World Pizza Day with us

Celebrate World Pizza Day with Tin Goose

Calling all Pizza lovers. It’s World Pizza Day, on the 9th of February!  Why not come and join us to celebrate with this amazing offer! Our pizzas come with freshly made tomato base, with hand rolled dough, made in a wood-fired oven.

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In the spirit of celebrating World Pizza Day, we’ve put together some interesting facts about Pizzas …let us know in the comments if you already knew about any of these…

1.  There is a mathematical theorem name after Pizza

Did you ever imagine that pizza somehow contributes to basic geometry, even if it’s only in the name of a theorem? That so-called theorem in elementary geometry, is known as the Pizza theorem, it states that the equality of two areas that arise when one partitions a disk in a certain way.

2. Origin of the Hawaiian Pizza

Believe it or not, it’s not from Hawaii. In 1962, the late Sam Panopoulos, a native of Greece, who moved to Canada when he was 20, was running a pizzeria in Ontario Canada, where he invented the Hawaiian pizza.

 3. Celebrities who worked at Pizza restaurants/takeaways

Pink worked at Pizza Hut. Stephen Baldwin and Bill Murray both worked at pizza restaurants, whilst Jean Claude Van Damme used to deliver pizzas before their road to fame.

4. The first online food order was a pizza from Pizza Hut in 1994

5. The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000

‘Louis XIII’ is a pizza. But it is not just any pizza, it is the most expensive pizza available in the world! It takes a long time for preparation as it takes about 60 hours only for dough preparation, different expensive ingredients are used in it like for garnishing Mozzarella of Buffalo, Norway’s lobster, 3 types of Cilento and caviar are used, pink Australian sea salt.

 6. World’s Biggest Pizza

South Africa once held the record for the largest circular pizza ever baked, which was made in Norwood, South Africa by Norwood Hypermarket on December 8, 1990. According to the Guinness Book of Records the pizza was 37.4 meters in diameter and was made using 500 kg of flour, 800 kg of cheese and 900 kg of tomato puree.

That record has been broken since. The biggest pizza in recorded in history to date was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012. It had a total surface area of 13,580.28 ft².

7. A Pizza was Delivered to Space

In 2001, the first pizza was delivered to Space to Yuri Usachov, one of the Russian cosmonauts, by Pizza Hut, who paid the Russian space agency around $1m for the promotional stunt.

8. The Outer Edge Is Called the Cornicione

Some argue that the raised rim of the pizza which is often referred to as the crust, is actually called the Cornicone whilst other pizza fanatics argue that the entire base of the pizza is the crust.

9. Longest Pizza delivery world record

The longest pizza delivery record from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia was broken by Lucy Clough of Domino’s Pizza, who is arguably the world’s most dedicated pizza delivery person. On Nov. 19, 2004, she travelled 16,950 kilometres from London to Melbourne, Australia, to set the record for longest pizza delivery, as recognized by Guinness World Records.

10. Saturday night is considered the most popular night for eating pizzas – throughout the world

What are you doing this Saturday to celebrate World Pizza Day? For the love of pizza, we invite you to spend a relaxing afternoon/evening with us.